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Ford F-250 Super Duty Smoke From Tail Pipe Due to Failed EGR Valve

Ford F-250 Super Duty Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011

Engines Affected: 5.4L V8, 6.0L V8 Diesel Turbo, 6.4L V8 Diesel Turbo, 6.7L V8 Diesel Turbo, Diesel, V10

Average Mileage: 102,650 mi (40,000 mi - 200,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 6.0L V8 Diesel Turbo, 122,000 mi

    I have had every problem you can think of with this truck. Egr valve, cooler, oil cooler, turbo.... 3 times for these.. twice while under warranty. Fuel issues,lack of power, tire vibrations. This is the biggest piece of crap I have ever bought. All I have ever owner is ford trucks, but this will be my last. Unfortunately I can't get rid of it cause everyone knows what a piece of shi* it is. Ford does not care about its customers anymore. We bail them out when the economy is bad and this is the thanks their customers get!!

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  • postruck, , 6.0L V8 Diesel Turbo, 102,000 mi

    I lose power and white smoke comes out tail pipe. I take the egr valve off and clods of carbon build have lodged in my egr valve leaving it open. I pull the pieces of carbon out and it solved the problem for a week or so and then it happens again. I have it at Ford dealership now and they say that it was covered under warranty up to 100,000 miles and I have 102,000. !@#@!## Fords EGR system is poorly engineered and is causing problems for a lot of people. Ford should recall those EGR coolers and oil coolers because they are failing!@#@##@

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  • Visitor, , 6.0L V8 Diesel Turbo, 117,000 mi

    blowing white, and black smoke foot on pedal but only going 10 miles an hour then sounds like it is not firing on all cycloners, then the truck takes off and runs ok this is the 3rd time i have this problem and ford will not fix it

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  •  Rookie

    White smoke is coming from my tail pipe as well. I took took it to the ford dealer and first they told me that the O2 Sensor and PCV System was faulty. I had them change it, but that did not fix the problem. They later determined that my head gasket was leaking antifreeze. To fix, they said $1800. Could not afford it, so i did not get it done yet. My antifreeze level has gone down significantly. So i don't drive my truck for now. Should i trust their diagnostic. By the way, is the EGR valve different from the O2 Sensor?

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  • Visitor, , 6.4L V8 Diesel Turbo, 40,000 mi

    smoke coming from tailpipe

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  • Visitor, , 6.4L V8 Diesel Turbo, 83,000 mi


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  • Visitor, , Diesel, 98,500 mi

    smoke ,loss of water some where no bubbling in the radaiter ,on oil in oil

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  • Visitor, , 6.0L V8 Diesel Turbo, 60,136 mi

    Oil cooler pluged then over heated EGR cooler and then over heated engine which blew headgaskets.

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  • Visitor, , 6.0L V8 Diesel Turbo, 141,000 mi

    changed twice once white smoke the other oil in my water make sure you change oil cooler with egr cooler or it will cost you take it from me 3000 later

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  • Shaw4x4, , 6.0L V8 Diesel Turbo, 55,000 mi

    This happened today after I had to have it jump started. I thought the batteries were dead again. Ford is saying there is coolant in the cylinders they didn't say anything about a EGR valve. There is a big price difference.

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