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2007 f550 6.0 with 70k miles. blowing smoke and dripping

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2007 f550 6.0 with 70k miles. blowing white smoke and dripping water from exhaust. well maintained truck with no modifications. head gasket? disconnected egr still blowing.
JA: What part of the car is the leak coming from? And are you sure it's water?
Customer: not a car . f550 ford truck. blowing white smoke watercoming out of exhaust
JA: Are you fixing your F550 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: is that a serious question?
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Is it running rough or overheating?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
overheating not running rough
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no call
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.


White smoke can mean a fuel issue or a problem with the egr cooler and egr, however I suspect if you are overheating you are looking at a head gasket issue.

Most likely you are going to have to have a cooling system pressure test to start and then take it from there.

Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

No call is needed, I am pretty deaf as it is. Being diesel it probably won't run rough even with a blown HG. Wasn't really thinking but the overheating is probably due to the exhaust getting into the cooling system and also low coolant if it is leaking.

Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

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