White Smoke From Tail Pipe on Ford F-350 Super Duty

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The cooler for the EGR valve can leak coolant internally, which causes white smoke to come from the tail pipe. Hot exhaust gases are cooled by the EGR cooler before being circled back into the engine.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 122,366 (17,200–415,000)
Engines affected: 5.4L V8, 6.0L V8 Diesel Turbo, 6.4L V8 Diesel Turbo, 6.7L V8 Diesel Turbo, 6.8L V10, 7.3L V8 Diesel Turbo
12 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
70 people reported this problem
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white, smoke from the exaust only occurs occasionally, horrible fuel economy. am getting the "check engine temp" message but no signs of engine overheating? new to diesel engines need some help!
I have 2008 6.4 L turbro an we are having tons of issues still after changing EGR.The truck is still blowing tons of thick white smoke after we replaced the cooler an we just don't know what is going on with this truck.
just noticed to, that when I accelerate from a light I get a bit of white smoke from the tail pipe and the smell of diesel in the cab.
white smoke occasionally.
EGR VALVE/COOLER AND #2 FUEL INJECTOR WENT OUT THIS WEEKEND WITH MY HORSE TRAILER INCLUDING HORSES ON BOARD IN 100 DEGREE WEATHER. WHAT THE HECK!!! THEIR SHOULD BE A RECALL BY FORD THIS IS A KNOWN PROBLEM AND UNSAFE WHEN TOWING LIFE ANIMALS!!! WASN'T THIS TRUCK BUILD FOR TOWING??? WHITE SMOKE WAS EVERYWHERE MY LIVINGQUARTER TRAILER STILL SMELLS FROM ALL THAT SMOKE....
White smoke comming out the tail pipe. EGR & oilcooler was replcaed. Then when they reprogramed it I loss about 5 miles to the gallon.Why isn't this a recall by ford or done under emmisions act.
White smoke is coming out of the exhaust when I am going down the road. My radiator resovoir is always low on water. What is this white smoke coming from? Are the two connected? I can't figure it out. What causes this white smoke or blue smoke?
Our ford f-350 has been in the ford garage for a month and has had every test under the sun. The truck was just coming out of the shop after they replaced injectors 1 and 3. Tried driving out the parking lot and couldn't get over a 1000 rpm. They said 1-4. Things possible wrong. Motorblown, Rod, and now there saying a valve in the motor. Not 100% but pretty sure they said. The truck went in because it was blowing white smoke and running rough. We thought we fixed it by putting injectors in. We spent $1600 to fix that and thought it was all good till we couldn't get out of there parking lot. Does anyone had a problem or know of recalls. This truck has low miles for a diesal. Its never been beat on and taken very good care of it. Were just so baffled.
White smoke coming out of tail pipe on start up
2008 Ford F350 Diesel 6.4L blue smoke coming out the exhaust once in a while. Not all the time. Losing coolant.
Truck start billowing out white smoke when vehicle is traveling , stop and then go white smoke stops eventually but starts again cleaning exhaust system comes on bu does not stop when it goes off.
White smoke out tail pipe,and when engine gets hot will not start back until it cools off then it will start again
EGR valve went out . White smoke out tail pipe . Engine would not run . Replace EGR Valve plus Oil cooler
White smoke coming from tail pipe, Engine is knocking at speeds over 25mph and losing small amount of antifreeze but not sure where. Noticed a loss in Miles per gallon it was getting upper 16 to17mpg and has dropped to about 15.5
EGR was replaced. Truck started to have problems overheating and head gasket has to be replaced. This truck has only 77,000 miles and was serviced at recommended interva
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white smoke and steam from exhaust pipe. Ford says egr valve and associated system has to be replace at a cost of over $2500.00
sonds likes egr problem
It has happened twice. White Smoke, lose coolant. EGR failed both times. Repair at Ford Dealer $2000 plus!
My whole pocket got snatched off when my EGR messed up. Plus a few injectors.
White smoke at start up, pretty much stops once warm. ERG unplugged and getting replaced but pretty sure I'll need an EGR cooler as well