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Old 01-16-2013, 02:47 PM
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White Exhaust Smoke after installing SCT "canned" tune

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Im new to having a diesel but I read alot on this and other forums after purchasing an 04 F250 FX4 with the 6.0. I purchased the SF3 tuner and the edge CS for monitoring. I just loaded the extreme street tune and took it for a short ride down the highway. The power increase is AWESOME, but now I have white smoke coming out pretty consistent. Its negligible at idle but at different boost levels 8, 12, 15, and WOT it billowing white smoke. Is this normal? Any advice is greatly appreciated. The truck is bone stock as far as I can tell from checking it out from top to bottom with 106K on it.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:10 PM
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if any smoke you should have black/brownish smoke... Check your egr valve for any kind of moisture.. Your egr cooler could be blown.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:20 PM
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I thought I smelled coolant but my buddy had came by at the same time with his 74 ford so we werent sure if it was his truck or mine. Thanks for the advice, I had planned on upgrading the egr cooler since I cant do the egr delete in the state of virginia. Guess the upgrade may happen sooner than later. Also I was planning on doing arp studs as well, should I do them both at the same time? I havent read up enough to know how much will have to come apart to upgrade the egr cooler.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:24 PM
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If you are worried about emissions.. Get a bullet proof diesel egr cooler.. As far as the studs, i would wait until you have a problem. If it aint broke dont fix it ya know? its a big expense.. But again its up to you.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:27 PM
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I wasnt sure how big of an expense the studs were, I know they arent cheap but wasnt sure on the labor costs. Thanks again for the advice. After the cooler my next plans are CAI and exhaust. Im with ya on the aint broke dont fix route.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:36 PM
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Cant agree with you more on the other mods... To add to your sct- get a custom tune that is for NON-STUDDED trucks.. I love mine( came from gearhead SRL tune) search the custome tunes on here, plenty of write-ups.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:40 AM
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Gearhead and innovative diesel are two that I have read the most about on here. Also vivian but Im not sure what place it is that she works but I know she is one of the custom tuners out there and all three have got great reviews on this forum and a few others I have been checking out the past week.

Took the truck to my local shop, egr cooler is blown, Im in luck that here diesel emissions arent very strict, so egr delete here I come.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:00 AM
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good deal glad i could help out bud... By the way i have been running gearhead's SRL tune for over a year now.. I love the tune and have had no problems with my truck. I recommend this tune.
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if you are worried about emissions just plug the egr cooler with frost plugs (can be found here on the org) then thetruck appears stock. Good luck.
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After the egr delete was installed the shop again tested the system and I have a blown head gasket. So I figure if I have to do that Im doing to the upgrade to the arp studs.
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