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Old 12-20-2011, 05:49 PM
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Hi,

So I bought a 05 F350 a couple of months ago. After I bought it I noticed it started smoking. Had the Ford garage run some tests. Found the head gasket was blowing. Replaced head gaskets and heads.

Changed all filters and now am running International ELC coolant.

After everything was done, it still smokes, but not all the time. Would some of the modifications that previous owners did make it do this. Only happens when at idle almost like it is getting too much fuel.
It is a white maybe a bluish white color. Sometimes it may even look grey. Hard to tell.

This truck has stage one turbo on it I was told by previous owner and 4" exhaust.

Would trying to find a stock exhaust with a cat help solve this or what if I would invest in a chip and if so would that help and which one.

There is a ton of money already thrown at this, so I am looking for the most economical option. Besides the smoke I really like this truck.

Any suggestions would be great.

thanks
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:59 PM
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What does the smoke smell like? Sweet like coolant,Oil, or fuel.
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:12 PM
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Fuel, although before I did the heads it smelt the same way. and even then it wasn't taking a lot of coolant just a little but then it was blowing out the degas bottle. It is not doing that now.
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:13 PM
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Hi,

So I bought a 05 F350 a couple of months ago. After I bought it I noticed it started smoking. Had the Ford garage run some tests. Found the head gasket was blowing. Replaced head gaskets and heads.

Changed all filters and now am running International ELC coolant.

After everything was done, it still smokes, but not all the time. Would some of the modifications that previous owners did make it do this. Only happens when at idle almost like it is getting too much fuel.
It is a white maybe a bluish white color. Sometimes it may even look grey. Hard to tell.

This truck has stage one turbo on it I was told by previous owner and 4" exhaust.

Would trying to find a stock exhaust with a cat help solve this or what if I would invest in a chip and if so would that help and which one.

There is a ton of money already thrown at this, so I am looking for the most economical option. Besides the smoke I really like this truck.

Any suggestions would be great.

thanks
Actually it's a 4" dp and a 5" straight pipe.
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:31 AM
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Just to throw it out there. Do you know what size injectors it has in it? If they upgraded the turbo they may have put bigger injectors in it.
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Old 12-21-2011, 02:39 PM
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No I don't. I may be able to find out. I should have look and asked more questions when it was torn apart.

Say it does, or doesn't. Would I have to throw a chip on to make it stop smoking and get it reprogrammed?
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Old 12-21-2011, 07:10 PM
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This may be a dumb question.

Could there be a bad sensor telling the truck to throw to much fuel in at low idle?

If there were bigger injectors installed would it run without a programmer?
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