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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Question: WHY WOULD WHITE SMOKE COME FROM TAILPIPE AND LOSS OF POWER

 

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businessman7224, 7.3L V8 Diesel Turbo, Gainesville, FL, April 01, 2011, 23:09
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SOMEONE PUT 5 GALLONS OF GAS IN MY DIESEL DROVE IT 8 MILES THEN IT SAT FOR 72 HRS I DROPPED THE FUEL TANK CLEANED IT OUT AFTER PUTTING BACK DROVE TO STORE PUMPED 10 GALLONS OF DIESEL WITH HALF OF DIESEL INJECTION CLEANER ALSO DIESEL STARTED AGAIN NOW LOSS OF POWER ONLY UP TO 15 MPH STRAINING TO GET TO THAT SPEED SO ALL LOSS OF POWER AND WHITE SMOKE IS BARRELING OUT OF TAILPIPE NON-STOP THICKER WHEN PUSHING GAS PEDAL.IT DID THIS WHEN I BOUGHT THE TRUCK 5 MONTHS AGO BUT NEVER DID IT AGAIN.IT DOES THIS WHEN I GET TO A QUARTER TANK OF GAS LEFT.HAVE HALF A TANK NOW.DROVE IT FOR 2 HRS TRYING TO GET THE GAS OUT OF THE LINES

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    torque wrench from Stewart's Auto Repair LLC, April 02, 2011, 07:21
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    sounds like you still have fuel contamination. You may need to blow out all fuel lines, and replace water and fuel filters. Bleed the fuel lines, then you may still get a little white smoke until all the gas is out of the system.

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    businessman7224, April 02, 2011, 12:15
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    thank you torque wrench you have been a big help this website is a big money saver.i will do as you instructed

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    Visitor, April 03, 2011, 13:59

    i replaced the fuel filter,bleed the line of 1 gallon truck still smokes and has a problem starting unless i pump the pedal will idle fine though.truck is still doing all of the above.fuel filter was brown instead of white so was really dirty.i'm concerned about my truck.i just bought it in november.have'nt drained the water is that the radiator fluid?

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