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post #1 of 4 Old 09-14-2010, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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White Smoke.

So, When I wake up and go to work it's a little colder out so I go out early to start my truck and usually let it idle for around 10min before I take off for work. Well I fired up my truck the past couple days and white smoke has been billowing out. Once I start driving after it has warmed up white smoke may come out for a while but once I step on the gas pedal for a bit it will turn to black smoke and stay that way.
Once I work all day and come back to my truck, fire up my truck there is hardly any white smoke more how it should be and then once I start driving it goes back to black.
I am new to diesels and need some help figuring out what's going on and fix it. Heard it could be my erg? Possibly coolant leaking into my cylinders? I smelled the coolant and it seams to smell fine.
Any help would be great, Thanks in advance.

(Tired a search and didn't get much help.)

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post #2 of 4 Old 09-14-2010, 06:27 PM
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my truck does the same, i dont reallly worry about it

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there is no egr on the 7.3. could be a number of things, but sticking injectors or degraded injector o-rings are most common. it could be burnign coolant, does the white exhaust smell like coolant? worst case scenario your losing compression, cracked piston, dusted motor etc.


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Could be as simple as bad glow plugs.

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