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Old 03-07-2011, 07:31 PM
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white smoke today, Do I have a problem

On start up my truck puffed a little white smoke for about 30 seconds. I have only seen it do this one other time and it was 20 deg that day. Today it was 45 and I let the glow plugs heat up. I think it also puffed a little white smoke the first time I accelerated. After that everything seemed fine. The truck is an 02 with 200k. Everything is stock. Do I have a problem starting? what would cause this? any help or Ideas are greatly appricated.
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:57 PM
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No one? This kind of freaked me out, if anyone has and Ideas I would love to hear them.
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mine does it too but its only on real cold days (-10 c) . i would like to know some opinions as well .
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Stick this in your head... White smoke is lean, Black smoke is rich. You never want to see a diesel puffing white smoke.

That said, It's probably either water or dirty fuel filters.
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mine does it too but its only on real cold days (-10 c) . i would like to know some opinions as well .
Your's could be fuel gelling. Try using an additive in cold weather to keep the fuel viscosity at a usable level.

In the old day's we'd throw a quart of transmission fluid in for every 200 gals of fuel.. DONT try that with these motors, Ford sells an additive that works fine.
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