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Old 11-05-2005, 09:01   #1 (permalink)
Peter Arnold
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White Smoke on PSD

A beautiful New England morning ruined by white smoke.

40 degrees, truck fires right off after sitting 3 days. White smoke.

Wait a minute for it to get some heat in the heads, White Smoke.

Seems a little noisier than normal, white smoke.

Drive around the block, temp starts to come up. Truck has no power,
belches white smoke.

Feels electrical, truck seems to "catch and go" than slows down.

No mosquitoes left on the whole block!

Truck had been running 100% up to this point.

White Smoke = un burnt fuel.

Any help out there, please

--

Peter T. Arnold
Windsor, Connecticut
U.S.A.

1987 Mercedes 300SDL, 233 Kmi on Delvac1, changes when f-soot is 2%

1995 Ford F-250 W/PSD, 192 Kmi on Rotella @ 5 Kmi Changes

2002 PT Cruizer, 77 Kmi, Every 5 Kmi with what's on sale

1954 Metropolitan {My Hanger-Queen}

None use oil between changes, go figure ;-)
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Old 11-05-2005, 10:01   #2 (permalink)
Rodan
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Re: White Smoke on PSD

"Peter Arnold" wrote: 1995 Ford F-250 W/PSD

40 degrees, truck fires right off after sitting 3 days. White smoke.
Wait a minute for it to get some heat in the heads, White Smoke.
Seems a little noisier than normal, white smoke.
Drive around the block, temp starts to come up. Truck has no power,
belches white smoke.
Feels electrical, truck seems to "catch and go" than slows down.
No mosquitoes left on the whole block!
Truck had been running 100% up to this point.
White Smoke = un burnt fuel.
Any help out there, please
________________________________________________

If the white smoke smells like normal exhaust and slowly
vanishes, it could be water vapor from a cracked head.

If the white smoke smells like burning oil and stays visible,
it could be from a cracked piston or broken piston rings.

No pleasant options here.

Good luck.

Rodan.
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Old 11-05-2005, 14:01   #3 (permalink)
Ulysses
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Re: White Smoke on PSD


"Peter Arnold" <PM7088@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:2lnpm1tjianva5gdaeh8eo1f28lffu2p8d@4ax.com...
> A beautiful New England morning ruined by white smoke.
>
> 40 degrees, truck fires right off after sitting 3 days. White smoke.
>
> Wait a minute for it to get some heat in the heads, White Smoke.
>
> Seems a little noisier than normal, white smoke.
>
> Drive around the block, temp starts to come up. Truck has no power,
> belches white smoke.
>
> Feels electrical, truck seems to "catch and go" than slows down.
>
> No mosquitoes left on the whole block!
>
> Truck had been running 100% up to this point.
>
> White Smoke = un burnt fuel.
>
> Any help out there, please
>
> --
>
> Peter T. Arnold
> Windsor, Connecticut
> U.S.A.
>
> 1987 Mercedes 300SDL, 233 Kmi on Delvac1, changes when f-soot is 2%
>
> 1995 Ford F-250 W/PSD, 192 Kmi on Rotella @ 5 Kmi Changes
>
> 2002 PT Cruizer, 77 Kmi, Every 5 Kmi with what's on sale
>
> 1954 Metropolitan {My Hanger-Queen}
>
> None use oil between changes, go figure ;-)


If I may offer my half-assed solution, if it is coolant from a cracked head
causing the smoke you might be able to narrow it down by adding stop-leak
that says it will fix cracked heads and leaking head gaskets (such as
Justice Brothers). It it's your pistons or rings then I expect the
stop-leak would do nothing.


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Old 11-05-2005, 14:01   #4 (permalink)
JimV
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Re: White Smoke on PSD

White smoke is water vapor. You likely have a bad head gasket.


Peter Arnold wrote:
> A beautiful New England morning ruined by white smoke.
>
> 40 degrees, truck fires right off after sitting 3 days. White smoke.
>
> Wait a minute for it to get some heat in the heads, White Smoke.
>
> Seems a little noisier than normal, white smoke.
>
> Drive around the block, temp starts to come up. Truck has no power,
> belches white smoke.
>
> Feels electrical, truck seems to "catch and go" than slows down.
>
> No mosquitoes left on the whole block!
>
> Truck had been running 100% up to this point.
>
> White Smoke = un burnt fuel.
>
> Any help out there, please
>
> --
>
> Peter T. Arnold
> Windsor, Connecticut
> U.S.A.
>
> 1987 Mercedes 300SDL, 233 Kmi on Delvac1, changes when f-soot is 2%
>
> 1995 Ford F-250 W/PSD, 192 Kmi on Rotella @ 5 Kmi Changes
>
> 2002 PT Cruizer, 77 Kmi, Every 5 Kmi with what's on sale
>
> 1954 Metropolitan {My Hanger-Queen}
>
> None use oil between changes, go figure ;-)

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Old 11-05-2005, 17:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: White Smoke on PSD

if the vacumn line to the transmission has ruptured the diagfram, it will
suck tranny fluid into the intake.
then you get a LOT of white smoke.
if your car?? has a vavumn modulator, it is easy to change .,it is on the
rea or side of tranny.
old john

"Peter Arnold" <PM7088@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:2lnpm1tjianva5gdaeh8eo1f28lffu2p8d@4ax.com...
>A beautiful New England morning ruined by white smoke.
>
> 40 degrees, truck fires right off after sitting 3 days. White smoke.
>
> Wait a minute for it to get some heat in the heads, White Smoke.
>
> Seems a little noisier than normal, white smoke.
>
> Drive around the block, temp starts to come up. Truck has no power,
> belches white smoke.
>
> Feels electrical, truck seems to "catch and go" than slows down.
>
> No mosquitoes left on the whole block!
>
> Truck had been running 100% up to this point.
>
> White Smoke = un burnt fuel.
>
> Any help out there, please
>
> --
>
> Peter T. Arnold
> Windsor, Connecticut
> U.S.A.
>
> 1987 Mercedes 300SDL, 233 Kmi on Delvac1, changes when f-soot is 2%
>
> 1995 Ford F-250 W/PSD, 192 Kmi on Rotella @ 5 Kmi Changes
>
> 2002 PT Cruizer, 77 Kmi, Every 5 Kmi with what's on sale
>
> 1954 Metropolitan {My Hanger-Queen}
>
> None use oil between changes, go figure ;-)



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Old 11-06-2005, 07:01   #6 (permalink)
Al Bundy
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Re: White Smoke on PSD

PSD=Power Stroke Diesel
White smoke=fuel

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Old 11-06-2005, 09:01   #7 (permalink)
Chris Hill
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Re: White Smoke on PSD

On Sat, 05 Nov 2005 11:32:54 -0500, Peter Arnold <PM7088@comcast.net>
wrote:

>A beautiful New England morning ruined by white smoke.
>
>40 degrees, truck fires right off after sitting 3 days. White smoke.
>
>Wait a minute for it to get some heat in the heads, White Smoke.
>
>Seems a little noisier than normal, white smoke.
>
>Drive around the block, temp starts to come up. Truck has no power,
>belches white smoke.
>
>Feels electrical, truck seems to "catch and go" than slows down.
>
>No mosquitoes left on the whole block!
>
>Truck had been running 100% up to this point.
>
>White Smoke = un burnt fuel.



Ever replace the cam position sensor? It should be on the upper left
as you're looking at the pulley on the front of the engine. I'd at
least try disconnecting and reconnecting it before I did
anythingserious like take it in somewhere to have the codes checked.
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Old 11-07-2005, 10:01   #8 (permalink)
bradtx
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Re: White Smoke on PSD

Peter, I asked a friend more knowledgeable than I about your truck.
He had two questions...is the idle speed higher than normal and was the
fuel tank recently filled. He said he would lean towards an injector
hung open.

HTH, bradtx

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Old 11-07-2005, 15:01   #9 (permalink)
Greg Surratt
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Re: White Smoke on PSD

On 7 Nov 2005 09:01:30 -0800, "bradtx" <b2723m@aol.com> wrote:

>Peter, I asked a friend more knowledgeable than I about your truck.
>He had two questions...is the idle speed higher than normal and was the
>fuel tank recently filled. He said he would lean towards an injector
>hung open.
>
>HTH, bradtx


Peter,

I've been reading this thread with some interest since I had the same
experience a few months ago with Dodge Cummins. White smoke on
acceleration, no power, etc, etc.

I was on a return trip coming from Central Mass back to Norfolk and
filled up at the Pilot just north of the Mass/Conn state line. By the
time I got down to I-95, I was wondering if I was going to make it
home.

Eventually, the problem with the smoke "went away" and the truck
exhibited typical symptoms of a fouled fuel filter - less and less
acceleration and peak rpm kept getting lower and lower.

By the time I got back to Norfolk, I had run the tank of fuel out,
peak rpm was just over 2500, so I bought a fresh tank of fuel and
changed the filter and the truck has been running like new ever since.

Greg
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Old 11-07-2005, 15:01   #10 (permalink)
Peter Arnold
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Re: White Smoke on PSD

On 7 Nov 2005 09:01:30 -0800, "bradtx" <b2723m@aol.com> wrote:

>Peter, I asked a friend more knowledgeable than I about your truck.
>He had two questions...is the idle speed higher than normal and was the
>fuel tank recently filled. He said he would lean towards an injector
>hung open.
>
>HTH, bradtx



Drama over,

Neighbor filled 1 tank with gasoline!

Pete
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