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Old 02-12-2014, 08:18 AM
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bad white smoke

Negative 13 this morning.on my way to work a nine mile trip my truck smoke like crazy all the way.the harder on throttle the more white smoke.could I have injector sticking? It smells like normal diesel just smokey? Runs good all numbers look good no codes
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:20 AM
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Sorry for some reason I double posted
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:25 AM
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if its running normal then it's normal while cold...same reason as a gas motor.
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:23 AM
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if its running normal then it's normal while cold...same reason as a gas motor.
Except you can simulate a forest fire with the amount a diesel puts out

But OP if your getting ALOT of white smoke while driving your just pushing it too hard for as cold as it is. Either warm it up a bit with high idle and EBPV before taking off or take it real easy until it warms up(i.e no highway/interstate driving).

I like to keep it a bit under 2k rpms until it warms up to about 100 then ill drive a little more normally until its up to temp then its fine to drive whatever you normally do
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:48 AM
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That steam is normal when it's that cold...our T800 Kenworths both do the same thing, especially when we're on the throttle. Even the John Deere that we're using to push snow piles will do it.
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Old 02-12-2014, 01:32 PM
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Just never saw that much smoke out of it.pulling out of a stop sign the poor car behind me I could barely see their headlights. :-).
This is the coldest its been since I bought it two years ago.at lunch time itwas back to normal though.thanks for clearing this up.learning as I go with it
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Old 02-12-2014, 02:00 PM
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This was my truck a few weeks ago at -30*Cish, exhaust dumps under the bed right now. It will puke that acrid smelling smoke for a while. Starts doing it around the freezing mark but gets worse the colder the temp is.

Even so, it's pretty well cleared up after 15 minutes maximum.

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Old 02-12-2014, 02:22 PM
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that's what mine looked like going down the road
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Old 02-12-2014, 03:06 PM
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How long were you driving it? If you can, plug it in when it's cold. Some people are proud of their trucks being able to fire right up in cold weather. That's great and all, but I don't want to cause any undue stress to my injectors by forcing it to run with honey for oil.

As for it continually smoking while driving. If you didn't drive for long...meh. If you drove for a while and it kept bellowing the white smoke, you may have a fubar'd thermostat. You can throw a piece of card board in front of the radiator to help a little until you can replace the thermostat.
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Old 02-12-2014, 03:16 PM
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I had it plugged in and left it run for about 7 minutes then headed down the road it never made it to operating temp till I got to work about 10 miles away.tonight on the way home it was 20 out and it didn't smoke at all
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