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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-04-2015, 12:57 AM Thread Starter
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2003 suddenly dumping smoke

I've had my truck for about 5 years, I had the EGR deleted in 2010 at 80,000 miles, March 2014 I had the FICM repaired and upgraded to 58v. The truck now has 120,000 on it, with very minor issues.

Yesterday, I started it up to leave work and noticed some smoke from the tailpipe. It's not uncommon to have a little puff at startup, but it continued while I drove. A thin haze of blackish/bluish smoke. This continues when the truck idles, and is really bad when I accelerate. This has gotten worse today.

I've spent all day today searching for answers and I can't seem to find any one thing that could be my issue.

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Re: 2003 suddenly dumping smoke

Might want to check oil level and pull the down pipe away from turbo to see if it is oily, you may nave a bad turbo seal leaking oil into the exhaust.

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Re: 2003 suddenly dumping smoke

What's your ficm volts?

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Re: 2003 suddenly dumping smoke

I just checked, FICM output is above 57V.

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Re: 2003 suddenly dumping smoke

Pull the downpipe and check for wetness. I'd guess turbo seals if it happened all of a sudden.

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Re: 2003 suddenly dumping smoke

Haven't pulled the downpipe yet, but a quick check of the tailpipe shows heavy carbon buildup, but completely dry and powdery.

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