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6.0 Blowing White Smoke, no other symptoms

I have a 2004 F250 with the 6.0. Just rolled around to 40,000 miles this week. Everything stock. Only mod is for high idle. A few weeks ago it started blowing white smoke when cold, more than the usual. I took it in and they found 2 fault codes, one was a general FICM code, and the other was a turbo underboost code. The FICM code was for out of date software so they reprogrammed it. Then they took off the entire intake and turbo and disassembled it to find that it was very sooted up. So they cleaned it and remounted it. I also had them do an oil change to synthetic 5W-40. Truck ran great up until a few days ago. Started smoking excessively and even have fluid dripping out of the exhaust, which clears up after driving for ten minutes or so. This morning I touched and sniffed the fluid. It had a consistency of water and was odorless. When I accelerated it blew a lot of the smoke then cleared up. When stopped again same thing and eventually dicipated by the time I got to my destination. When it blows the smoke it seems to be underpowered until the smoke clears up. When I got to work this morning I let it sit for an hour and went to check under the hood. No oil loss, no coolant loss. I'm stumped. Let me know your thoughts.
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I have a 2004 F250 with the 6.0. Just rolled around to 40,000 miles this week. Everything stock. Only mod is for high idle. A few weeks ago it started blowing white smoke when cold, more than the usual. I took it in and they found 2 fault codes, one was a general FICM code, and the other was a turbo underboost code. The FICM code was for out of date software so they reprogrammed it. Then they took off the entire intake and turbo and disassembled it to find that it was very sooted up. So they cleaned it and remounted it. I also had them do an oil change to synthetic 5W-40. Truck ran great up until a few days ago. Started smoking excessively and even have fluid dripping out of the exhaust, which clears up after driving for ten minutes or so. This morning I touched and sniffed the fluid. It had a consistency of water and was odorless. When I accelerated it blew a lot of the smoke then cleared up. When stopped again same thing and eventually dicipated by the time I got to my destination. When it blows the smoke it seems to be underpowered until the smoke clears up. When I got to work this morning I let it sit for an hour and went to check under the hood. No oil loss, no coolant loss. I'm stumped. Let me know your thoughts.
to me it sounds like your egr cooler is leaking, i would pop out the egr and check if its gunked up.. or steam boiled clean... if it is then you definitely a cracked EGR. IMHO get an EGR delete kit and just get rid of the crap system

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I have been looking into the EGR delete kit, but I'm not sure what all is involved
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I have been looking into the EGR delete kit, but I'm not sure what all is involved
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Re: 6.0 Blowing White Smoke, no other symptoms

Read the writeup in my sig, that might help. It's not difficult.

Sent from my phone that somebody didn't help me get.

Unfortunately had to Sell my ......2004 KR CC SWB FX4 - Edge insight cts, blue spring upgrade, updated HFCM drain plug, XDP coolant filter, CAT EC-1 rated coolant, Custom Diesel EGR delete, CAT delete, Rotella T6

SEE MY OIL COOLER REPLACEMENT AND EGR DELETE - http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/gen...tml?highlight=
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well the verdict is in.. was the EGR cooler..... and unfortunately none of the mechanics around here will do the delete for me... so i'm forced to do the repair...
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Re: 6.0 Blowing White Smoke, no other symptoms

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well the verdict is in.. was the EGR cooler..... and unfortunately none of the mechanics around here will do the delete for me... so i'm forced to do the repair...
Probably for the better. You will save some cash and know it's done correctly. Plenty of help and write ups on the .org
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