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Old 07-06-2012, 07:25 PM
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6.0 Towing Smoke

Hi,

I have a 05 6.0. Everything is stock except for a 4" down pipe and then a 5" Straight exhaust.

My issue is when towing a trailer. When I take off from a stop sign I almost always get a cloud of white smoke that turns to black very quickly. Then it is fine until I come to a stop sign again. At idle there is now smoke.

Truck also blows a little bit of white smoke on initial start up and then after its warm it goes away.

Just wondering where to start on this thing, I cannot think that this is normal as I don't see too many other trucks doing this.

Any help would be great.
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:46 PM
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Do you have any guages or a cts to watch your vitals?
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:58 PM
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Do you have any guages or a cts to watch your vitals?
^^^^ this, essential on the 6.0. May be ficm.

Sent from my SCH-I500
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:59 PM
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I have a boost gauge, transmission temp gauge, exhaust temp gauge. All are glow shift. I also have a fuel pressure gauge but I think something is wrong with it, as it is pegged out all the time.

Debating getting a monitor but I may need that money to fix truck. Seems like I can never get better 12mpg towing or not towing.

Doesn't seem to blow smoke when not towing. Will be towing around 12000lbs tomorrow morning and will watch gauges and tailpipe more closely
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:15 AM
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This is why you need a monitor, without it you may be throwing part at your problem.

Write Up: Monitoring the 6.0L PSD.

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Old 07-07-2012, 02:33 PM
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EGR valve needs a cleaning!
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:03 PM
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After driving around today, I noticed that upon acceleration from stop sign my truck lags a bit until I build boost. Seems as if turbo isn't winding up as fast as the fuel going into her. Where should I look now?
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:32 PM
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White smoke at idle? My money is on a blown EGR cooler. Park the truck with the nose down overnight and pull the EGR valve out in the morning. If the valve or inside of the intake manifold are wet you've got your answer. As suggested already the EGR valve may need a cleaning, this would be a good time to do it.
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:49 PM
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Well I do have a bullet proof egr cooler, just had heads done in February and it looked good. Then about 2 months ago I had a new oil engine cooler installed. Just recently I noticed a water gurgling noise around glove box at times. Normally under heavy load upon acceleration.
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I had the same problem last year. White and black smoke at acceleration. Ended being a inner turbo seal.

Maybe check the turbo for play and see if there's oil in it?
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