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post #1 of 11 Old 03-11-2008, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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white smoke

yesterday my truck started to smoke like crazy. white smoke. no matter what setting its on?

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doesnt sound good....could be getting water in a cylinder or maybe a bad injector or something.

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Was it while you were driving or when you first cranked it up?
On initial start-up it sounds like glowplugs and/or relay... What causes the white smoke on startup is the air temp in the engine not being hot enough to completely combust the fuel...


Goin' down the road and gettin' white smoke after it's warm though is another beast....
...Could be a major problem i.e. water gettin' in the cylinders like bigred said

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it does even when warmed up, but stops when im on the highway. it started yesterday when it was warm out for the first time in a while

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dp tuner 60,80,120,140smoke
boost fooler
17 hpop
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unless you have water in your fuel it sounds like a major problem. how is your coolant level?

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if its burning coolent will it smell like coolent, to me it smells like fuel?

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diy intake
4in downpipe 5in exhaust
dp tuner 60,80,120,140smoke
boost fooler
17 hpop
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i think your turbo is going bad........

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im also getting a po237 code too?

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4in downpipe 5in exhaust
dp tuner 60,80,120,140smoke
boost fooler
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well it does sound like a bad turbo then.

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That code is for low boost sensor input i would check the map sensor first to see if it is okay.
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