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Old 01-11-2008, 11:04 PM
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WHITE SMOKE AT STARTUP

I HAVE A 2001 F-250 7.3 PSD AND WHEN I FIRST START IT IN THE MORNING I HAVE A DECENT AMOUNT OF WHITE SMOKE COMING OUT UNTIL THE ENGINE WARMS UP. IS THIS NORMAL? IF I LET IT SIT FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS AND THE ENGINE COOLS DOWN IT DOES IT AGAIN UNTIL IT WARMS UP. THIS IS MY FIRST DIESEL AND IT HAS ME ALITTLE WORRIED.
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Old 01-12-2008, 02:09 PM
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I wouldn't worry about it as long as its running fine once its warmed up. I had five glowplugs that didn't work at all and the winter before I changed them the thing would smoke like crazy, I mean embarassingly bad. It doesn't smoke at all now. Could be you have one or two bad glowplugs. We are talking about WHITE smoke don't forget. If it was blue I wouldn't tell you this.
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Old 01-15-2008, 05:51 AM
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Okay what about a little blue smoke during warm up. I just thought it was a rich mixture during warmup process.
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Old 01-15-2008, 05:54 AM
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My truck only does that if it gets down in the teens and I let it sit over night...but if I let cool down and start it, it doesnt really at all.
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Old 01-15-2008, 04:28 PM
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MINE DOES THE SAME! YOU PROBABLY HAVE A LEAKING INJECTOR. GOOD RESON TO UPGRADE! LOL GOOD LUCK BUDDY!
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Old 01-15-2008, 04:32 PM
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it could very easily be a glow plug relay, that means it does not llow for the glow plugs to warm up at all.
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