Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Nacogdoches, TX
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The white smoke could be injector orings or GPs since it goes away once warm. Not a terrible thing, more an inconvenience.
The exhaust is probably the uppipes from the headers to the turbo exhaust housing. Common, fixable. If it's really bad it'll need to be fixed right away.
The sludge is because the crank case vents into the intake, putting oil residue in the entire intake tract. They ALL have blowby.
You're friend isn't that smart. They don't all smoke when cold. In fact, they shouldn't.
Yes, they are fairly simple to work on. Just don't cheap out on anything.
You're right, they shoulda compression checked it but you probably woulda had to pay em for that. They needed to check the compressor wheel shaft play. Take off the intake, grab the turbo shaft and move it side to side and up and down. It should move VERY little.
2000 F-350 Lariat Super Duty, Dually, CCLB, 7.3L
330,000 + miles