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Old 04-06-2007, 10:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Black Smoke & Hot Exhaust when towing

I have a Stock 2003 Ford Excursion 4x4 with 6.0 Diesel. I pull a 12,000lbs trailer sometimes. When pulling up hill my trucks exhaust is getting very hot & blowing Black Smoke. Looking for help to keep cool & no black smoke.
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Re: Black Smoke & Hot Exhaust when towing

You've got a diesel. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif[/img] It burns diesel fuel. When you need more power, it adds more fuel, more fuel, more heat, more smoke. And when you're overloaded to 12k, it needs a lot more power, fuel, heat, smoke.........etc. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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I recommend you do two things. Install a exhuast temp gauge and a transmission temp gauge. Keep the exhaust temp below 1250 deg. (pre-turbo) and keep the transmission temp under 225 deg.

The black smoke is just telling you your engine is working, which is a good thing. A diesel likes to work.
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Thanks for the tips.
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The black smoke is just telling you your engine is working, which is a good thing. A diesel likes to work.

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I could only get my truck to smoke when I had the edge installed and it was on level 5. I try and try and try...nothing. lol
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The black smoke is just telling you your engine is working, which is a good thing. A diesel likes to work.

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I could only get my truck to smoke when I had the edge installed and it was on level 5. I try and try and try...nothing. lol

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Then it wasn't working! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/phoney.gif[/img] Maybe it's broke. Most times I just need to tighten the lug nuts. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smokin.gif[/img]
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