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Old 12-07-2013, 06:47 PM
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Truck randomly blows white/grey smoke

This problem started where some days I would drive my truck all day and it wouldn't blow any smoke. Other days it would smoke all day. When i say smoke its only at idle and on take off. (IDLE) Sometimes the smoke at idle is just a constant puff others its so bad at times the truck is in a thick cloud. (TAKE OFF) When the truck is smoking the amount of smoke at take off it pretty consistent. It blows so much that the I can't even see the car behind me. Not while driving down the road. Now it pretty much smokes every day. But I can be driving the truck all morning smoking and sometime during the day it will stop smoking. I don't do anything different. The problem is not consistent at all.

Sometimes it will smoke at a stop sign, I will take off and smoke horribly, then drive down the road 10 miles and stop again and no smoke at idle or take off. Sometimes it will smoke at a red light i will drive 1/4 mile to next red light and no smoke, start and stop 20 more times no smoke then stop the 21st time and it will start smoking again. Sometimes it will smoke and stop smoking randomly and not smoke anymore that day.

Video of my blow by. Its not to bad for 260k miles.
20131125_151105_zps841c0f47.mp4 Video by pilcherdustin | Photobucket
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Old 12-08-2013, 07:34 AM
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Do you know the condition of the injector o-rings? Might be time for a new set.
Also check the turbo compressor for any sort of excessive play. a little is fine, but not much.

I had an intermittent smoke problem, too. It went away after I replaced the injector o-rings (they were falling apart as I pulled the injectors). But it was white/grey smoke just like you said.
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