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2006 ford f450 superduty blown white smoke from tailpipe

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Hello!
There are two differnt reasons for black and white smoke coming from the tail pipe.
Black smoke means fuel runs rich (car getting to much gas). Check fuel pressure/air filter.
In some cases the white smoke means car is burning oil or transmittion fluid. Have tem checked/replaced.
If you can feel a smelly smoke it can be catalytic converter.
In a worsest scenario if car blowing white smoke it can be engine coolant is getting into an engine cylinder from a bad head gasket ,or a warped/cracked head. So you need to keep your eye on coolant level and check your engine for overheat. Also might be good to check your oil for traces of coolant (on a dipstick it would be a milky substance mixture of oil and coolant).
Good Luck

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That white color is a tell tale sign of a bad head gasket, when the head gasket goes your coolant mixes with your oil and the burns off causing the white smoke. I hate to give bad news but it's not cheap or easy to replace.

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SOURCE: large puff of white smoke from tailpipe

White smoke is indicative of a leaking head gasket or cracked head.
The liquid enters the combustion chamber and is ignited with the gas - and the exhaust is water vapors.

(unless you drove through a puddle that splashed watyer onto the exhaust)

The head gasket/cracked head is most evident on startup.

If your coolant level goes down with no visible leaks - your problem is internal (head gasket failure or cracked cylinder head).

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Does any one have a idea a friend here has changed ecm, inj, fuel pump checked conector at fire wall ,fuel and has a short wrecker tow f450 99 and will be going down the road and he says the thing just loses all power and kind of just won't do over 15 to 20mph and lets it sit and he says it will do it again. I am not sure how long it takes but since I don't work on diesels I figured I would have the experts that do if anyone knows it's you guys any help he is in Charlotte NC I can put you with this guy he has had it to all the parts changers and no luck Thanks Mark 704 492 1647

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After that choose owners guide. The pages you are looking for are 208-9. The printing is a bit small. I hope this helps.

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