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.
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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