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White Smoke Troubleshooting

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Hey guys, looking to buy at an early 99 F-250 (191k)that the owner claims puffs white smoke and runs a little rough for about half an hour until warms up. Owner also claims that truck will idle all day long, and white smoke and rough running doesnt come back until next morning when you start the truck. I am in NC, and this thing is in FL, so I would hate to go all the way down there to have it be something major. Is this a textbook injector problem??? I have been told that its injectors... am I on the right path??? With the miles on the truck, would you guys replace all the injectors, or just bad ones?? I dont have the time nor facility to do it myself, so what am I looking at shop wise to replace what is needed (per injector, etc?) Thanks for the help!!!

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dusted engine from poor air filtration...

run away from that truck...

take care~


White smoke is the death bell tolling on these trucks.

Most trucks with white smoke have had a bunch of debris run through the intake, turbo, and engine...the turbo fins will look sandblasted, pitted, or missing.

An injector (nozzle stuck open, dribbling fuel into the cyl) can cause white smoke...but left unchecked, the dribbling fuel will do damage to the piston and rings...basically there will be a constant fire in the cylinder...not just on the power stroke.

I would not buy that truck without personally doing, or overseeing a compression test.

take care~

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