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Old 10-25-2013, 08:28 PM
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Looking for a good wrench (not Mr. Goodwrench...)

Hey all,

My '05 Ex is puzzling me.

Had some white smoke, did some troubleshooting & thought the turbo seal was coked so had it rebuilt. Smoke went away, drove her for a few days and all was great. (See the thread Turbo seal blow-by?) An interesting side effect of the "new" turbo was that my deltas went from ~10* to ~8*. Maybe it's related to the cooler weather?? (The EGR is coming - hoping I can put it off until springtime.)

Anyway, with this cold snap today there was a bit o' light white smoke at startup that went away fairly quickly. I let 'er idle for about 5 minutes before heading to work and then it really let loose with the white smoke - almost like with the turbo.

Don't think it's coolant, there is somewhat of a bluish tint, and it does kinda smell like raw diesel. So I'm thinking maybe an injector? Will check tomorrow to see if it's throwing any codes - no CEL light. My DashBOSS says FICM is at 48V when idling and just driving around the 'hood.

Looking for a reference for good wrench along the Ellicott City/Frederick corridor to have a look see, maybe in my driveway or at a shop. I really want to avoid the stealership even for diagnosing.
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:51 PM

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Hmmm.... We had something similar happen with an 05 Excursion we were driving. Cleaned out the EGR and it seemed to have gone away. Also noticed the coolant was low so I filled it up and sent it on its way lol... But cleaning the EGR fixed it for us. Should you have the means and desire try cleaning yours before taking it anywhere and havin them rob you lol
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