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Light, Grey smoke at Accel under a load

Hey guys, im driving my dads 01 F350 for right now. Unfortunately he is no longer here anymore and I am not familiar with diesels. I dont know if this is normal, but I just happened to notice the truck was doing a grey smoke at idle. Its was very light wasn't thick, and it only does it when stopped, and when I rev it, it puffs out light black smoke. I also noticed when I drove from lights it smoked a little. It has an exhaust, Edge Chip, and Intake. It still did it under normal operating temperature. I live in Arizona so it was around 106 today. I recently got my water pump replaced and the shop didnt say anything about knocking. When I floor it on extreme it billows dark grey but not full black smoke. Its not white from what I can tell. I want to make sure my dads truck is okay. Its my only connection I have with him. I never did notice the smoke at idle before and I was pulling a light trailor when it smoked more than ive seen it do today. I had it on tow. Also I am about 300 miles pass due for oil. If thats it I'm changing it right away. Also fuel filter isnt known when last changed. Hopefully nothing bbad.
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a little smoke is normal. i get a light haze under heavy throttle on some tunes, cleaner running is better.
maintenance is key.
i would definitely change the oil if itd past due and the fuel filter if you dont know when it was done last.
and get a new chip if you can.
edge is hard on transmissions and a better choice would be a custom tuned chip.

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a little smoke is normal. i get a light haze under heavy throttle on some tunes, cleaner running is better.
maintenance is key.
i would definitely change the oil if itd past due and the fuel filter if you dont know when it was done last.
and get a new chip if you can.
edge is hard on transmissions and a better choice would be a custom tuned chip.

php, dp tuner, tony wildman, gearhead are better chips.
even if the truck has the Billet Transmission Upgrades in it the Tuner is still hard on the Tranny?
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even if the truck has the Billet Transmission Upgrades in it the Tuner is still hard on the Tranny?
Yes. It might last longer than a stock tranny, but the way the tunes are written, it's bad on the tranny.

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Yes. It might last longer than a stock tranny, but the way the tunes are written, it's bad on the tranny.
X2 what he said.

How many miles on the truck?



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