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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Leper, May 7, 2006.
DELETE, he limped it back.
Any add on mods that could be malfunctioning? No help, I know. Good luck to your bud, at least he has a friend like you to help him out.
Smoking out the exhaust; white or black smoke? At idle? Under load or acceleration? At a steady cruise?
Exhaust White smoke, (load ,accelleration and cruise, I believe.)
Damn... lemme know how I can help.
white smoke isn't usually good for the diesels is it?
I know I've heard of this, I just can't remember the fix. I'm thinking it is simple.
Injector problem maybe... should be black smoke though, right?
It's possible that the combustion temp is too low. Does the exhaust have an unusually strong diesel fuel odor? It might also be a bad injector.
Is the cooling system level dropping at all? A head gasket leak can do the white smoke thing (steam, of course, but it looks a lot like white smoke).
white smoke is oil isnt it
Hell, it bubba can't figure it out, I don't know why i'm trying to help.
Coolant level is fine. The truck was on the road for over an hour when it started, so I think the temp is ok.
Has he got an exhaust temp gauge on that thing? I'm just curious if it reads differently (as in lower) than normal.
found this link hope it helps
He was having to floor it to get it to go 40 mph. He stopped and checked everything again, and when he took off, the problem went away for a while again and is back again. Does anyone know anyone into the Dodge diesels they can call for a educated guess. He is several hours away from home right now, limping his truck back to Dallas.
found tgis to
did he get his last fuel from same place as usual?
1. My truck is smoking white/blue smoke:
A: Valve and injector adjustments are not correct. Also verify the accessory drive gear alignments are correct prior to setting the overhead.
B: Bad injector or injectors.
C: Camshaft injector lobe or lobes flaking.
D: Incorrect injection timing.
E: Worn rocker boxes, injector links or push rods.
F: Bad fuel.
G: Water temperature not holding at proper operating temperature.
H: STC/MVT system malfunctioning or lube system sucking air (STC
I bet the turbo is dieing.
He filled the 100 gallon extra tank before he started the trip. Same place as always. Thanks for the info. As of right now, the truck is running correctly. I am leaning towards an injector problem. I will update in a little while.
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