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Old 08-20-2013, 07:10 AM
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Another "white smoke" question

I have an 07' 6.0 and recently noticed some white smoke coming out of the exhaust. It's not bad, and it only happens on excelleration. Now I've read a ton of post on here and everyone seems to have worse symptoms than I do. My truck through the p0401 code about 2 weeks ago. Took the egr valve out, cleaned it, cleared the code and the CEL hasn't come back, but now it's blowing a little cloud of white smoke and I've noticed when I get on it not all my power is there. When I get to about 50mph and continue to get up to speed it pukes a cloud of black smoke as well and kinda studders a little. I've read anything from its my egr cooler(which my egr delete will be here today) to its a bad turbo seal. Any help is appreciated
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When you took out the EGR to clean it was it dry or damp inside? if Dry the shudder and black smoke? I would check your FICM voltage make sure it's not dropping, sometimes white smoke can be unburnt fuel.
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It was dry for the most part. There was one little clump of carbon that seemed a little moist
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your on the right track with the Delete, here is a vid for the test on the FICM if you haven't seen it, do you have any kind of monitor if not start looking for one. the link I posted is a good one if you haven't read it.

Write Up: Monitoring the 6.0L PSD.

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Old 08-20-2013, 10:18 AM
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White smoke upon starting in VERY COLD weather means not all the cylinders are firing, and raw fuel is coming out of exhaust pipe. It quickly goes away as engine slightly warms.

White smoke after engine is warm means coolant is getting in your cylinders.
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Sounds like a Possible egr cooler issue.
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White smoke upon starting in VERY COLD weather means not all the cylinders are firing, and raw fuel is coming out of exhaust pipe. It quickly goes away as engine slightly warms.

White smoke after engine is warm means coolant is getting in your cylinders.
What about white smoke (steam) on cold startup in summer??
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What about white smoke (steam) on cold startup in summer??
Coolant getting into cylinder. Unless somehow the fuel you bought had water in it.
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Coolant getting into cylinder. Unless somehow the fuel you bought had water in it.
Damn. That's what I thought. Welp ... got my new weekend plans!
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Damn. That's what I thought. Welp ... got my new weekend plans!
I had a Ford Escort diesel that used about a coolant reserve bottle full of coolant per week, but had no other consequence; I just kept refilling it.

If it runs fine, and your oil does not appear to be getting milky in appearance, I would not worry too much.

Stop leak my solve the problem.
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