billowing white smoke? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.4L Problems Forum Having Trouble? Post here

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old 02-24-2009, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
billowing white smoke?

A quick question, I had billowing white smoke coming out of the exhaust this morning. Is this possibly from a regen? once I got off the freeway to check it out the smoke stopped?
I have a F450 but the cpu does not tell me when the engine is in regen.
Any help would be appreciated
67p51d is offline  
post #2 of 4 Old 02-24-2009, 06:59 PM
Emergency Services

 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Beeville, TX
Posts: 1,489
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have heard of white smoking with some of the older calibrations (the ones before they had the "Cleaning Filter" message). I would definitely go and get the newest calibration if I were you. You will get the filter message, which will tell you if you are in fact in regen, and also I seem to remember that they solved some smoking issues during regen. Depending on how old your calibration is you might still have the possibility of shooting giant scary flames (really cool actually) out of your tail pipe. The newer calibration doesn't even regen at idle any more. So there is less chance of setting fire to your neighbors cat. Seriously though, regenerating at idle was a major cause of getting fuel in your oil. The regen process works better at hiway speed any how, and it tends to not have the fuel-in-the-oil problem.

Eli Benson - EMT, Ambulance Mechanic
----------
'08 F350 Dually KR - Spartan'd
'07 F250 CC SB 4x4 XLT - SCT /w Innovative Tunes
4 '09 & '10 E350 6.0l ambulances
1 '08 Duramax 6.6 (LMM) van ambulance
elibenson is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 02-24-2009, 07:00 PM
Emergency Services

 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Beeville, TX
Posts: 1,489
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Oh, and

Eli Benson - EMT, Ambulance Mechanic
----------
'08 F350 Dually KR - Spartan'd
'07 F250 CC SB 4x4 XLT - SCT /w Innovative Tunes
4 '09 & '10 E350 6.0l ambulances
1 '08 Duramax 6.6 (LMM) van ambulance
elibenson is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 02-25-2009, 04:50 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 1,211
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by 67p51d View Post
A quick question, I had billowing white smoke coming out of the exhaust this morning. Is this possibly from a regen? once I got off the freeway to check it out the smoke stopped?
I have a F450 but the cpu does not tell me when the engine is in regen.
Any help would be appreciated


its normal on the old program. Take the truck in for the reflash (its free). Not only will it start to tell you when its in regen, but you won't get the smoke.
po-po 5.0 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome