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post #1 of 26 Old 12-06-2007, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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Question DPF- White Smoke

First timer, so be gentle

However, this is NOT the first time to expereince large amounts of white smoke blowing out the tail pipe this morning (outside temp around 41) as I drove to work. Did not notice anything unusual other than the cars behind my disappearing in the cloud. Soon thereafter it started regenerating as I drove on. I know the two must be related, but why the smoke? This is my first Ford and my first diesel, but even I know that's not normal! HELP!

In addition, I have approx. 8775 miles and have averaged around 13 mpg, it that good? How can I improve?

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if its in a regeneration the white smoke is normal , as far as mpg thats normal also

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The white smoke means more fuel for the regen cycle, if I understood what I was told...correct me if I'm wrong Scuffy...

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thats right and all the contaminants will too

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So let me get this straight, the white smoke is a "normal" part of the cleansing process? Seems to me they would have mentioned that "little" part in the DVD that explains the 6.4's operating procedures.........

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So let me get this straight, the white smoke is a "normal" part of the cleansing process? Seems to me they would have mentioned that "little" part in the DVD that explains the 6.4's operating procedures.........

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Yeah they kinda forget a couple things in that little dvd....

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Was this by chance white smoke that came out when the truck tried to kick down as you accelerated or tried to pass someone? Mine has done that on a few occasions and there are quite a few topics about it here and on other forums.

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Was this by chance white smoke that came out when the truck tried to kick down as you accelerated or tried to pass someone? Mine has done that on a few occasions and there are quite a few topics about it here and on other forums.

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Yeah all that means is that your truck was in regen mode when you went to pass......the truck puts out azz load of white smoke when its in regen....but you don't see most of it because of the DPF......when I say an azz load I mean ALOT.....you should have seen the amount of white smoke the was pouring out when I was messing with regen

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Yeah all that means is that your truck was in regen mode when you went to pass......the truck puts out azz load of white smoke when its in regen....but you don't see most of it because of the DPF......when I say an azz load I mean ALOT.....you should have seen the amount of white smoke the was pouring out when I was messing with regen
But that's not the case. When the truck goes into regen mode it's very obvious to me. I've driven through regen many times since the truck was new and the power loss is noticable through regular driving. I've had it happen a few miles after regen and even pulled over a few times to let it regen in park and nothing. Trust me there is another issue, not really serious but more annoying than anything. I thought it was my truck specifically because it usually happened when I had to pass someone and instead of kicking down a gear it would load up with fuel and pour out the white smoke...my speedo is not corrected for the bigger tires so the shifting isn't the same as stock.

Now this same thing does happen in regen if you try and hammer it but it's not limited to happening just in regen mode.

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Does it do it after long periods of idle?

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