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When I start the truck I get a clowd of white smoke fallowed by a clowd of black smoke what could this possably be? Thanks for your help

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just sounds like its running really rich at start up

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That is just the notorious 6.0L factory FICM programming. If the conditions persist after the truck engine is up to normal operating tempurature then be concerned.
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That is just the notorious 6.0L factory FICM programming. If the conditions persist after the truck engine is up to normal operating tempurature then be concerned.
I have never heard of FICM programming causing clouds of smoke at start up. The only time I got white then black smoke at startup is when I forgot for the wait-to-start light to go off This may be a dumb question, but are you waiting for the WTS light to go out? Maybe the glow plugs aren't working at all, does it smoke under a hot start?

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I have never heard of FICM programming causing clouds of smoke at start up. The only time I got white then black smoke at startup is when I forgot for the wait-to-start light to go off This may be a dumb question, but are you waiting for the WTS light to go out? Maybe the glow plugs aren't working at all, does it smoke under a hot start?
Yes I wait for the light to go off but this time my aunt was the one in the driverseat so I'm not sure if she waited for the light to go off. It does smoke sometimes under a hot start. This perticuler time it had been sitting for a few days. I just wanted to make sure it wasn't anything horable like: turbo going out,injector going out, ect.

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Yes I wait for the light to go off but this time my aunt was the one in the driverseat so I'm not sure if she waited for the light to go off. It does smoke sometimes under a hot start. This perticuler time it had been sitting for a few days. I just wanted to make sure it wasn't anything horable like: turbo going out,injector going out, ect.
No, the white smoke is usually any condensation trying to vaporize and the black smoke is the rich fueling at cold start, partially burnt fuel, instructed by the FICM. On a hot start it may happen as well. It is just the initial fuel required by the programming to start the truck.
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No, the white smoke is usually any condensation trying to vaporize and the black smoke is the rich fueling at cold start, partially burnt fuel, instructed by the FICM. On a hot start it may happen as well. It is just the initial fuel required by the programming to start the truck.
Agreed///I have an 06 and she sits alot and almost always gives me a lil puff at start but that's it...never more than a puff so if that's all it's ok....
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i thought it was just condensation in my truck but i looked at my anti freeze tank and it was empty warped heads


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