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Old 03-03-2009, 10:11 AM
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2000 7.3l smokes like hell when cold

Hi everybody, first time poster here. I've got a 2000 F350 dually with a 7.3l powerstroke. When it's cold it smokes white-ish smoke and misses. The smoke is rediculously thick... enough that if the wind is right my entire house will dissapear in the cloud. The smoke smells like fuel and the truck does not consume engine oil. After its VERY warm it runs on all 8 and doesn't smoke abnormally.

Any ideas? Where do I start?


-John
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Old 06-16-2009, 11:23 AM
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Cold smoked F350

Mine does the same thing on really cold (like below 20deg F) mornings. She starts, stumbles, mumbles, farts and belches great God-awful clouds of stinky whitish blue smoke.

I just ease her out to the road and let her warm up while I try to get the ice out of the inside glass.

GO easy until the temp needle at least comes up off of "Holy Crap It's COLD".

It's physics. Go with it.
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Old 08-03-2009, 03:16 PM
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mine does the same.....Is it normal?? I have 430,000kms with stock injectors. Will changing them out help this.
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its could be your glow plug relay or your glow plugs themselves. if you do some searching around on here you will find the proper technique to trouble shooting the system. oh ya it could also be your valve cover gasket or the connection to it. with that many miles, hell it could be all of them. but more than likely its your glow plug relay. i had one go out at 190,000 miles and it is a common failure.
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when its cold out, plug in your trucks, it does help
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