White smoke loud rattling

Tiny
POWERSTROKER05
  • 2005 FORD F-350
  • 6.0L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 145,253 MILES

So I was doing around sixty mph and went to pass a car there was a bang and then a loud rattle and lots of white smoke from the exhaust. This is my first diesel which I had to sell all my toys and save up to get. I have no clue what is wrong and need to get to work any help is greatly appreciated. All gauges are normal and no warning lights are on.

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Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 AT 7:38 PM

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Tiny
2CARPROS KEN
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Hello,

This sounds, like you have an injector that has gone bad allowing to must ram fuel into the engine which is a common problem these trucks had.

Is there a check engine light on? This will tell you which one is bad. Here is a guide to help you get the problem fixed.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/checking-a-service-engine-soon-or-check-engine-light-on-or-flashing

Please run this test and get back to us so we can continue helping you.

Cheers, Ken

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Saturday, April 29th, 2017 AT 2:28 PM
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THOMAS BOHNE
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2005 Ford F350 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 85387 miles

OIL IS LEAKING OUT THE TAIL PIPE BUT THE PURSSURE ON THE TURBO IS STILL WORKING, IT IS SMOKING WHITE SMOKE REAL BAD

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Saturday, April 29th, 2017 AT 2:29 PM
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You did not mention what the exhaust looks like, if it's billowing smoke like a bug fogerr too suspect the turbo. If not you are ingesting oil after the ignition/power stroke. Maybe a bad ring/piston or exhaust valve seal. Disconnect power to fuel pump and remove all the glow plugs, turn the engine over and see what flies out from where. If nothing go ahead and run a compression test on all cylinders while the glow plugs are out. You will need a diesel compression test set.

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Saturday, April 29th, 2017 AT 2:29 PM
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ARROWREST
  • 2003 FORD F-350
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Engine Performance problem
2003 Ford F350 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 135000 miles

I have and F350 with 135000 miles-6.0
Last week coming back from a trip I started smoking
a gray white smoke that would cover the entire truck at a stop. I have no loss of fluids, oil or antifreeze.
I can star the truck with no issues and as it warms up it starts to smoke more.
Thanks Arrowrest

updated 3/5/10
Thank you I have noticed diesel on the ground coming from the connecting points of my exhaust pipe

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Saturday, April 29th, 2017 AT 2:29 PM
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If it isnt losing any fluids, I would get it to a shop that does Diesels or the dealer, it sounds like a mixture control issue or the EGR cooler, either way those engine dont do well when either goes away.

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Saturday, April 29th, 2017 AT 2:29 PM
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JACK42
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If it is leaking fuel out of theexhaust, it is a serious mixture issue. Have it looked at ASAP, if too much fuel goes into the chamber it can hydro-statically lock the engine which will cause internal damage

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Saturday, April 29th, 2017 AT 2:29 PM
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SEB19511
  • 1994 FORD F-350
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I have a 1994 Ford F350 pick up crew cab single axcel with 460 gas engine 7.3 ltr 168K miles on it, recently started ideling rough and exhaust smocking white, it does not overheat but engine shakes, when I get going fast it is smooth, can you tell me what is wrong with my vehicle?

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Saturday, April 29th, 2017 AT 2:29 PM
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If smoke dissipates quickly then nothing to worry about, if it lingers and has a sweet smell, then coolant and either a head gasket or intake manifold gasket.

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Saturday, April 29th, 2017 AT 2:29 PM
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SEB19511
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Smoke lingers on and smells like anti freeze.

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Saturday, April 29th, 2017 AT 2:29 PM
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Start with a compression test, this will tell you if it is a headgasket.

If OK, then do a cooling system pressure test, this will tell you if it is an intake manifold gasket.

Is there coolant in oil (crankcase). The oil will appear "milky, chocolate".

If coolant in crankcase (depending on concentration) it can spin a main bearing, in which case the engine may or may not be rebuildable.

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Saturday, April 29th, 2017 AT 2:30 PM
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LIEUPPHI
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I have a 2006 Ford F-350 Super-Duty 6.0 Liter Diesel, with less than 28,000 miles om it. Two weeks ago I when started the engine white smoke was comming out of the tail pipe, proportionly with the RPMs of the engine. I had to drive four miles to my house all gauges said all was ok. I checked the oil and coolent levels, the oil was ok and the coolent was a little low. I filled coolent and re started the engine and there was no smoke. A week latter it did the same thing, this time the check engine light came on, I took it to the Ford Shop I was told it was the EGR valve. They changed it, but it is still smokes once in a while and lossing coolent somewere other than a leak that I can find. Could this be a head gasket or a turbo going bad?

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Saturday, April 29th, 2017 AT 2:30 PM
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DEAN59
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Open the radiator cap and start the engine. Rev the engine and look for bubbles coming from the radiator. Bubbles indicate exhaust gas getting into the coolant. There are also kits that have dyes that change color when exhaust gas is present.

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Saturday, April 29th, 2017 AT 2:30 PM
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TAURUSWHEEL
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That truck has to be still under warranty? Take it to the dealer, tell them you want a leakdown test done, will confirm a headgasket leak, or not.

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Saturday, April 29th, 2017 AT 2:30 PM
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HOCKER3
  • 1999 FORD F-350
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1999 Ford F350 166000 miles

I have a 1999 Ford F-350. When I start the truck in the morning I get a puff of white smoke that has a burnt brake smell. The truck has not always done this. It started when the truck was used to move someone, any answers.

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Saturday, April 29th, 2017 AT 2:30 PM
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White smoke usually indicates burning coolant. Check your coolant level.

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Saturday, April 29th, 2017 AT 2:30 PM
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BANDY'SGIRL
  • 1997 FORD F-350
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Engine Performance problem
1997 Ford F350 Automatic

When driving the truck it looses power and sometimes dies or sometimes it will regain power and do it again after a few miles. It also blows white smoke. I have put fuel cleaner and a new fuel filter on it, but it is still doning the same thing.

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Saturday, April 29th, 2017 AT 2:30 PM
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JACK42
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Gas or Diesel engine? Either way white smoke is no good. If gas, does the smoke smell sweet? Any coolant loss? If Diesel, I would guess an injector problem, which if not taken care of can do serious internal engine damage

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Saturday, April 29th, 2017 AT 2:30 PM
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BANDY'SGIRL
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Its diesel. I dont have any coolant loss. Its getting hard to start and keep running. Once you go about 20 miles or so it looses power and dies. I have to start it 45 minutes before I drive it to or it wont make it more than a mile or 2 down the road.

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Saturday, April 29th, 2017 AT 2:30 PM
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JACK42
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I would take it in and have it looked at ASAP. If it is running lean/out of fuel it will damage the engine and those arent cheap.

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Saturday, April 29th, 2017 AT 2:30 PM
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I wil do that. Thankyou

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