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I have smoke at idle on my 2005 5.9 ISB. Idles smooth, no

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I have white smoke at idle on my 2005 5.9 ISB. Idles smooth, no increase or decrease of any fluids. Why?
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Customer: smoke is only when at idle, and is white.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: that would be my goal, if it isn't internal.
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Customer: no, it only has 65K, has been maintained per manufacture recommendations.
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 11 months ago.

are you getting a check engine light

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No, it runs fine. this engine is in a 2005 38' Freightliner XC motor home chassis.
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 11 months ago.

so its just the white smoke on idle how much is it smoking

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
We have had it for a little over a year and put 10K on it with no issue other than the smoke. no change in any fluids over the past year.I would call the smoke a white fog. Unfortunately I am new to diesels, so I don't have much to go on as to the amount, if it is excessive or not.
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 11 months ago.

okay but you dont have any loss of power or rough idle

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No. smooth idle, no power issues. That is why I find myself here. I have looked at several forums but can't seem to find anything that fits my issue. I am mechanically inclined and have worked on multiple gas engines, but can't figure this one out.
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 11 months ago.

it is an unusual problem can you smell diesel from thre exhaust

Expert:  cloe0626 replied 11 months ago.

sorry for all the questions just trying to eliminate problems

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I thought maybe the crank case ventelation filter being clogged causing increased internal pressure, but not sure.
Yes, I think I am smelling diesel. Again, being new to this type of motor I am not sure what I should smell.
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 11 months ago.

the smoke is from getting to much air into your fuel system its just matter of whats causing it especially since you have no loss of power or a rough idle if it was the injectors it would have both a blown head casket you would notice a difference in fluid levels do you have a scanner that can read live data

Expert:  cloe0626 replied 11 months ago.

it could be the injector timing

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I don't have a scanner.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
would this be something like I have seen a several truck stops, that hooks to the diagnostic port and give a readout of the motor conditions?
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 11 months ago.

yeah you can go to any truck stop

Expert:  cloe0626 replied 11 months ago.

just need the info on the injectors

Expert:  cloe0626 replied 11 months ago.

if you could could get it scanned and send me a picture of the read out it would be very helpful in figuring out the problem

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
would a scanner also be available at an auto parts store as a loner tool? I thought about using one of the scanners at a Loves, but was worried if the cable would be long enough to reach my port, and to be honest I'm not exactly sure where the port is.
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 11 months ago.

yes a parts store will come out and scan it for you

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I will find a place and get it scanned tomorrow, then send you a picture of the information.
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 11 months ago.

okay look foward to hearing from you

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I could not find a place yesterday to have a diagnostic ran. It looks like where I like I will have to schedule it with a diesel mechanic. I will let you know what the results are when I get them.
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 11 months ago.

ok just let me know

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