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97 exhaust smoke

i have a 1997 f250 wit a 7.3. i bought the truck with 277,000 miles on it, and have had to do very little to the engine, except a few sensors which were replaced preventatively. the truck is now at 307k, and as far as i can tell, seems to be running relatively strong. but one thing i've always wondered about, any other diesel ive run, if you rev up the engine repeatedly, or put a load on it and push it to go, the engine will smoke a little. i have never once seen this truck puff any black smoke out whether it was pulling a load or normal driving. im not complaining about it, i am merely wondering if this is normal engine behavior, especially at 300,000 miles.
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Mine would do that when the clamp on the downpipe was loose.
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It shouldn't smoke at all if its stock the injectors are only 90cc and the turbo is pretty efficient

2011 f150 ecoboost 4x4 323/452 on php dyno 11/16/13
1995 CCLB DRW 324K
2001 CCLB DRW 319K
Dp tuner infinity, exhaust, intake, chipped, tricked, and wrecked

Originally Posted by marine5811
The stock downpipe in an OBS is flat because I'm a ginger.
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Well at least you caught the loose bolts before they cause any damage. Nothing worse than a sloppy hole
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