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Old 05-28-2011, 06:58 AM Rookie

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Intermitten white smoke while driving with DPF delete

I bought an 08 F-250 with the 6.4L powerstroke about 3 months ago. About 3 weeks after I bought the truck I purchased and installed an S&B cold air intake and filter, a diamond eye DPF/DOC delete pipe and DPF-R+ programmer. Since the install I have gotten 3 mpg better fuel mileage and a noticable power gain. The only issue that I have is that every once in a great while (3 times in 2 1/2 months) I will get a cloud of white smoke when accelerating. This is not accelerating from a dead stop either it is when I am going 20-30 and accelerate (not full throttle). The truck runs great and fuel mileage is still the same. I have read several posts about how rain or regen cycles create white smoke, but it has been dry when mine has smoked and I dont have regen cycles anymore because of my DPF/DOC delete and programmer. Any thoughts on this?
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:58 AM Rookie

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I am not sure what direction to go now...I have read several threads on the various forums. The symptoms my truck has could fit into a couple of different catagories. I read one post where there is a TSB 11-2-2 that states on rainy damp days moisture will pool in the bottom of the charge air cooler and when given moderate to full throttle after steady driving the moisture will be pushed through the engine creating white smoke from the exhaust. I read in another post that there is the possiblity of having a leak in the EGR cooler and coolant being pushed through the engine creating the white smoke from the exhaust. The other day when I drove the truck it was raining and I had the same syptoms as the TSB but yesterday it was a hot sunny day and I did not have any issues. It appears as though I might have lost a little bit of coolant but I am not positive. Would the EGR cooler only exhibit symptoms on a rainy day as well? Knowing my luck I probably have both of the problems but I am hopeful it is one or the other. I dont have any warrranty left on the truck so what are some possible tips for self diagnosis on either of the problems? Any input would be appreciated.
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:23 PM Rookie

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Angry White smoke

2010 6.4l. 15,000mi........I have the exact problem you're having. Dealer replaced charge air cooler, nope. Dealer computer updated software, nope. Dealer pulled egr coolers off the truck and bench tested for leaks, no leaks. Dealer finally calls me after further coolant pressure testing to tell me the head gaskets are leaking. I've had my truck back for less than a week now, I guess time will tell if my intermittent crop duster is fixed. I hate my Ford and the company isn't stepping up and taking responsibility. They blame it all on international, and I keep telling them they put their name on the piece of ****!!! I spent 50k for a truck and got a crop duster.
Ford calls the smoke a design "characteristic". B.S.
Now I have a new truck with a non factory sealed motor and ford expects me to be happy about it
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