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Blue smoke out of the exhaust of 6.6 duramax diesel

Engine has a lot of power but when I step on the gas it blows a lot of blue smoke ! Why ?????

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Blue smoe is the sign of burning oli. it ban be rings or valve seals

Posted on Dec 10, 2012

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SOURCE: 6.6 liter diesel blows blue smoke

check turbo tubes for oil. If wet turbo is leaking. otherwise you may have rings leaking, how is compression?
Also there is a crankcase pressure soleniod in left side of enigine block, it should NOT rattle.

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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SOURCE: my ford 6 liter blows blue smoke under

Engine Smoking:
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Black Engine running rich Possible Failure
-Map sensor, fuel injector or fuel pressure regulator.
Blue -Replace Faulty Transmission modulator valve
White Possible Failure. -Head gasket.
Hope this tip helps.
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David

Posted on Mar 10, 2010

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SOURCE: blue smoke comes out the exhaust pipe after going 65-80 mph when you slow

check engine light on

Posted on Jun 29, 2012

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SOURCE: 2002 2500hd 6.6 duramax diesel is blowing smoke

Bulletin No.: 03-06-02-005B
Date: November 18, 2004
TECHNICAL
Subject:
Engine Coolant Loss with No Visible Leaks (Reseal Injector Sleeve)

Some owners may comment on engine coolant loss with no visible leaks. Excessive white smoke or a coolant type odor coming from the exhaust pipe, along with low coolant levels, may indicate coolant in the combustion chamber.
Cause
Condition may be caused by engine coolant entering the cylinder due to a dirty or damaged seal between the fuel injector sleeve and the cylinder head.

If it's black smoke, you could have a faulty or dirty EGR valve and may not be closing 100%. Remove the EGR valve and clean it with spraying carb cleaner and reinstall after inspecting the valve can move without any binding. Goo luck and hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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SOURCE: smoke when idiling

U need to replace your valve stem seals.

Posted on May 20, 2010

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