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Old 12-15-2010, 11:12 AM
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Intermittent but heavy blue smoke

2010 stock 6.4, 12k miles....yesterday drove maybe 90 miles throughout the day at different times...all of the suddenn I'd be blowing huge plumes of blue smoke...for a minute or mile or two, then it would clear up.....no noticeable loss of power, no dash warning lights...gauges all stayed normal...no "cleaning fuel system" indicators....
got in this am to drop off at dealer and it did it again after warming up....

Diesel Tech at Dealer said he thought it was a result of a regen....but I thought it would be odd for it to do it throughout the day and then again today....I drove far enough each time fo rthe normal regen cycle to complete...

He was going to flash and run a system check....I haven't heard back yet...

Do these symptoms sound familiar to anybody?
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Old 12-17-2010, 08:07 AM
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Mine does the same when in regen mode (cleaning exhaust filter)
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Old 12-19-2010, 02:50 AM
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Got it back from the dealer...they said it was "stuck" in regen mode,,, even though no dash indicator that it was cleaning the exhaust.....they said sometimes it takes up to 100 miles to fully complete the cycle....this sounds crazy to me...but I have had it back for 2 days now and it seems fine....

though I hate the fact that I have had a few issues with this truck now, and I find myseld constantly checking out the passenger side rear view mirror for smoke.....

oh well, we'll see where we go from here.....
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:22 AM
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Same Problem

I have the exact same problem. I have a 2010 F250 SD has 20,100 miles on it. I have taken it to Ford, they say they know of the problem but they have no idea what is causing it or how to fix it, they even put on my paperwork that it is a known issue with no fix and Ford engineering is looking into the issue. Mine does it when the truck is at proper operating temp when I accelerate. Seems to be getting worse each day. Did it 3 times before going to the dealer and now it does it daily, multiple times a day. I get no dash warning lights, all temps look good, turbo seems to be working fine and it does not say anything about "Cleaning Exhaust". I have an appt to take it back to Ford tomorrow but this is ridiculous, you spend $45,000 to $50,000 on a truck and start having issues within a year of owning it. Really starting to wish I had stuck with Chevy's, never once did I have a problem with any of my Chevy's.
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:48 AM
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just curious what the ford dealer said when you took the truck bak in?
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:49 AM
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oops meant "back"
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:47 AM
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Will let you know, it goes back in tomorrow (Monday) morning. It has happened everytime I have been in the truck today, seems to happen everytime I drive it now.
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:50 AM
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No Help From Ford

Well Ford is stating they can not figure out what is causing the truck to smoke like it is. They have no clue what is causing it or what the fix is. The mechanic at Ford said he drove the truck and was unable to get it to smoke so they do not know what to do or what is causing it. So far it has been to the dealer twice in the past 2 weeks and no progress has been made. Dealer said I need to video tape it when it happens to they can see the smoke themselves. How freaking ridiculous, this is crazy. Under the Texas lemon law they have 2 more attempts to fix it and then they either must replace the truck or refund the money I paid for the truck. You think they would be able to figure this out but according to them since they can't replicate the problem it isn't happening.
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:27 AM
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Frustrating forsure, I guess you video record it or drive it till it dies!! when you say it smokes how much smoke are you talking about? does it do it all the time or just in regen? does it effect the way it drives?
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:06 PM
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It blows a ton of thick whitish/bue smoke for about a mile or mile and a half, litterally enough smoke that you can't see the cars behind you. It is does not do it all of the time, it is sparatic. When it does happen it is always when I am accelerating. I had ford check and they said the last time it went through regen was over 500 miles ago so it is not happening during regen because it did it 3 times the other day in the same day. Truck is always at operating temp when it happens so I know it has nothing to do with it being cold. I don't lose any power, all of the temp gauges read normal and the turbo shows normal as well. I am so frustrated with this!
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