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2006 ford 350 6.0 diesel smoking?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Brianj, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. Brianj

    Brianj LawnSite Member
    Messages: 196

    i have 2006 f-350 with 30,000 miles on it, i filled up with with fuel and on my way home it started smoking bad with white smoke, it was smoking alot when i was stopped at red lights, what could be the cause?
  2. Duramax8832

    Duramax8832 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    Call the Dealer! White smoke is Bad..My guess would be crappy fuel.. Has it ever done it before? Do you buy fuel from the same station?
  3. mini14

    mini14 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 236

    heavy white smoke usually means head gaskets...it could also mean u made a big mistake buying a powerchoke.
  4. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    headgasket! call the dealer and have them tow it in.
  5. kl680

    kl680 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    I had this happen in Dec. it was the egr. cooling tube, cost $ 100.00 for deductible and on down the road. Mine started after I filled up, thought it was bad gas also. Good luck
  6. pclawncare

    pclawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 991

    A buddy of mine just had this happen to him. From what he found out the 6.0 have had a little problem with the head gaskets. His was doing exactly what you are describing. Anyway you are lucky that you have 30,000 mi he was already out of his waranty and i will say it cost him a lot of money i think the bill was somewhere around 3 grand
  7. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    Hold on a second. Just in case, had you been idling for quite a while before this occured? 6.0's will really put out some white smoke when they've idled for a while and then you start down the road. Common occurence.

    Now if it's pouring out the white smoke, then it might be warranty time.:confused:
  8. AllProLC

    AllProLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 169

    I have 03' GMC Duramax Diesel that no one can figure out why it blows white smoke. Been to 3 dealerships...no loss of power, pressure,etc...replaced all kinds of filters , breathers, Injectors... if anybody has a suggestion let me know
  9. Bill Davis

    Bill Davis LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    like previously stated it is your egr valve, I have noticed that being diligent about using diesel clean really helps with the fuel issues.
  10. BigRick

    BigRick LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    tell him that when he gets a 6.4L Stroker with the new tranny, 1000 stock torque and pulls your a** all around town. haha

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