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Old 03-18-2013, 08:47 AM
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Another White Smoke Thread

First off, I want to apologize for another white smoke thread... I can tell through my research that white smoke has been a hot topic.

I bought my first diesel a few weeks ago (details in signature) with 180k on it. I've put around 1000 (unloaded) miles on it and it runs like a champ. Thursday morning I went and had the oil changed, fluids checked, etc. Took it home and installed my new Spartan tuner & Flo-Pro CAT/DPF delete.

Now after the truck warms up, it pours white smoke out of the exhaust when idling and just as I'm taking off from a stop. I used the tuner to monitor the EGR valve, and it seems to be opening and closing properly.

I've checked my fluids and they all look good and are at the right levels. I'm in the middle of a bad cold and can't smell anything, but my brother said it smells like normal diesel exhaust, "or possibly oil." I'm in Texas and the high temps are reaching the mid 80s, and there isn't too much humidity.

The truck still runs strong and I haven't been able to find any other symptoms. I think the tuner & dpf delete were just a coincidence, but I wanted to include as many details as possible. As this is my first diesel, I don't know much at all about them, so any ideas/tips/tricks/or troubleshooting steps would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:26 AM
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And if you run without the spartan software ??
It smoke the same way
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I haven't tried that one. Is it safe to run it without the tune since I've removed the dpf?
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:40 AM
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Oh yes it is delete
No if you run without spartan i think the truck don't run the cel lamps go on

I'm a new owner for Powerstroke engines
try the search a little bit here

Your collant level is really ok

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Old 03-19-2013, 02:43 PM
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I think i may be having a similar issue. MY 6.4 seems to run great. When I bought it I had a t-stat that was stuck open so it never heated up and 2 glow plugs out. Had that fixed and Ive noticed a bit of white smoke, not think just light and a diesel smell only at idle. IDK??

Im also not sure any of these shadetree mechanics know what causes this. I read everything from a blown motor, bad injector to just normal exhaust.
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:41 PM
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I've read the same with mine, but I'm thinking now that it may be the turbo. I took it for a warm up ride today to get some video of the smoke, and noticed soon after that I have oil or diesel splatter on the rear-end/shock/exhaust/etc.. When I crawled up under there I found that it was seeping out of the exhaust clamps. It looks like oil, but it's pretty thin... so I'm thinking it may be fuel. I was told that a leaky turbo could let either of them into the exhaust... so that's what I'm thinking now.
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I've read the same with mine, but I'm thinking now that it may be the turbo. I took it for a warm up ride today to get some video of the smoke, and noticed soon after that I have oil or diesel splatter on the rear-end/shock/exhaust/etc.. When I crawled up under there I found that it was seeping out of the exhaust clamps. It looks like oil, but it's pretty thin... so I'm thinking it may be fuel. I was told that a leaky turbo could let either of them into the exhaust... so that's what I'm thinking now.
I bet its the turbo seal, seem to read quite a few guys who have that, oil leaks down into the exhaust and blows white smoke. Ive heard people say that you can pull the turbos with the cab on so hopefully thats the issue.
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