Recently picked up the truck listed above used that is running really well, sadly I just noticed that on cold startups in the morning I get white smoke for about five minutes (gets thick when goosing the throttle). After that it thins out and goes clear.
No problems to report, unfortunately my temperature gauge is not currently working.
Did a radiator flush recently and the cooling system seems to be holding coolant so far. The level has dipped a tad but that could be leveling out.
The oil on the dipstick and just inside the valve cover shows no coolant intrusion.
The white smoke (standing in the immediate area) does have a sweet smell to it.
I've added a video to help out (video was shot about a minute into a cold start, everything cleared out about four minutes later).
A friend of mine mentioned the head gasket which was replaced several years back.
My personal diagnosis is that there may be a small crack or gap with the gasket that seals itself when the engine warms up.
I spoke to the previous owner who mentioned it could be the fuel mixture running rich then evening out as the engine warms, he had the fuel pump replaced before selling it.
Past that I have no other past knowledge to provide.
Thoughts? Other things to consider or look for?
have the same problem?
Friday, March 8th, 2019 AT 1:05 PM