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1995 ford f350 diesel white smoke or steam coming from oil cap?

When warmed up my truck has white smoke or steam coming from the dip stick area. When you remove the oil cap it comes out there to. What could it be? Diesel shop said combustion gases not to worry about it, seen in alot of older trucks. What do you think? I just installed a programmer and changed to a bigger down pipe from the turbo.

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Diesel Shop was correct may be blowby or may be to much pressure on your combustion chamber and it could be a head gasket going. I would do a compression check just to be safe. It's simple the cooling system check fits onto where your radiator cap goes and refer to a technical manual on your max pressure on your cooling system. I would do this just to be better off safe than sorry you know.

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If it is just a little bit then no big deal what they told you is correct

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