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F250: My 2010 powerstroke emits white smoke periodicaly

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My 2010 powerstroke emits white smoke periodicaly
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.
Hello and thanks for choosing just answer. Are you losing coolant at all?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not that I can tell
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for the info. If the vehicle is running rough you could have an injector issue. If the vehicle is running normal you can have an EGR cooler that has failed. Since your not losing coolant I don't think an egr cooler is the issue. It sounds like a brick inside the DPF filter has cracked. This would cause your white smoke on and off. With the DPF filter most smoke is covered up unless there is an issue with the DPF filter. The problem is there isn't a way to really diagnose a cracked brick. Unless you have a known good DPF filter you could install and try. I'm not sure if anyone has one laying around as a spare though.
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