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Old 11-26-2011, 09:36 AM
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Worried about smoke

I am seeing a fair amount of white smoke almost all the time when i drive my truck now and some blue smoke which is worrying. I believe blue is oil and I am not sure about white, coolant?

I have also seen a reduction in black smoke when I am driving it which also seems to go a long with the smoke problems.

Question: What can cause these types of smoke or what might be wrong thats causing this smoke?

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edge evolution
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straight pipe with stacks
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:45 AM
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I am seeing a fair amount of white smoke almost all the time when i drive my truck now and some blue smoke which is worrying. I believe blue is oil and I am not sure about white, coolant?

I have also seen a reduction in black smoke when I am driving it which also seems to go a long with the smoke problems.

Question: What can cause these types of smoke or what might be wrong thats causing this smoke?

Details about truck:
2000
f350
six speed
edge evolution
intake
straight pipe with stacks
injector tips
What causes the blue is on the top of my head but I can't think of it, but I believe white smoke is an injector problem? Somebody correct me if I'm wrong


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Old 11-26-2011, 09:56 AM
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White is usually coolant (egr cooler going?) but if you recently did your injectors, don't rule out diesel fuel. If the injector hold down bolt holes weren't cleaned out with air to get all the oil out, the hold down clamps can back out causing the injector to become loose and the seal to blow out. You will know in short order if this is the culprit. Your truck will die on you and your engine will hydro lock on diesel fuel. If you think this is even a possibility, pull the valve cover and check the injectors to see if they are loose. When it goes, you have to replace all the injectors on that side most of the time, mot just the one that went bad because the bottom seal disintegrates and ends up getting sent through all the other injectors.

Blue smoke is oil.

Check your coolant level and oil level to see if they are changing.
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I didn't think the 7.3's had an EGR?

The injectors were supposedly done by one of the two owners prior to me, I have had to truck for only about 6k miles so im hoping thats not it.

I have to check my coolant an oil because I just did an oil change but since i got the truck haven't seen the coolant fluctuate.

What can cause oil blue smoke?
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I'm in the same boat you are, just noticed way less black smoke than I used to always get. Every now and then I see blueish white smoke for no reason? Truck runs great, starts great, idles great. I dont know what the problem is. I have no loss in power, or mpg
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Injector orings, turbo seals shot, im gona say injectors for sure considering it sounds like you're dumping way too much fuel, if the smoke smells like diesel then there ya go, if it smells sweet and your coolant level is going down you have way bigger problems.. and no emissions devices on 7.3's(except CAT's on some)
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Injector orings, turbo seals shot, im gona say injectors for sure considering it sounds like you're dumping way too much fuel, if the smoke smells like diesel then there ya go, if it smells sweet and your coolant level is going down you have way bigger problems.. and no emissions devices on 7.3's(except CAT's on some)
My coolant and oil level doesn't budge, I watch them both like a hawk. What would be the side effects of the injector o rings leaking?
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:31 AM
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My coolant doesn't seem to budge, unfortunately I had something go in my tranny and I think the bearings in my turbo let go today so the smoke might be on the lower end of my worries.
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Well I am not sure if this is the problem but my turbo let go the other day and is certainly not helping
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Injector o-rings.

How is the buildup going man?
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