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Old 03-02-2010, 08:41 PM
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Engine won't run, lots of white smoke

Hello everyone,

I have a 2000 F-450 diesel 200,000 miles.

While driving at 55 mpg my truck started to slow down (pedal pressed down the whole time), I slowly came to a stop on the shoulder.

I could start it on the shoulder for a few seconds and it would blow a lot of white smoke. I had it towed to my shop. I've tried to start it, it runs for a few seconds (once I got the engine to run for about 1 minute) white smoke everywhere...

Someone told me it's the turbo, does that should right? I would think the engine would at least idle. What about injectors? IDM?

The batteries died, so I lost any codes.

One thing to note, before this happened I noticed the truck was blowing a little white smoke while I was idling at red lights....
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Old 03-03-2010, 04:23 AM
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HEad gasket?
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Old 03-03-2010, 06:20 PM
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HEad gasket?

Thanks for the reply, anyway to test the head gaskets?
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Old 03-04-2010, 05:00 AM
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NOt sure. Usulally you see the white smoke, erratic runnability and the antifreeze will be low.
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Old 03-04-2010, 07:50 AM
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Is it very cold where you live?
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Old 03-04-2010, 05:51 PM
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Is it very cold where you live?
It's been in the low 40s.
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Old 03-04-2010, 05:58 PM
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NOt sure. Usulally you see the white smoke, erratic runnability and the antifreeze will be low.
The antifreeze is low (oil looks normal). I'm starting to think there are a combination of problems: head gasket, CPS and a few injectors.

Do the temporary head gasket fixes work? I've only owned this truck for about 2 years, and I'm starting to think the previous owner may have use something to mask the head gasket problem.

I just can't see everything going wrong at the same time....
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Old 03-05-2010, 07:46 PM
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I can't even get the truck to turn over. I checked the fuel filter and it looked clean. The diesel in it is old, I did add an anti-gel additive to both the tank and the fuel filter holder (50%/50% I think it's by Kleen called 9-1-1 or something).
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:12 AM
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The starter will not engage, I'm going to replace it along with the CPS and go from there.
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:30 AM
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i have also seen the injector o rings fail and leak fuel in the cyl can you check you r fuel presser and can you turn the motor over by hand with a braker bar if not you need to pull the glow pluges or the injectors one by one untill you can turn it over that will be your problem cyl
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