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CRUm
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PostSubject: Faint white smoke   Fri May 30, 2014 12:05 am

So, I got faint white smoke from the tail pipe with the occasional drip of water. Oil is oil colored (not chocolate milk) I figure headers, but I wanted to see if there was anything I should check first.
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PostSubject: Re: Faint white smoke   Fri May 30, 2014 12:45 am

White sweet smelling smoke is usually coolant.
My guess would be head gasket or gaskets.
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PostSubject: Re: Faint white smoke   Fri May 30, 2014 7:17 am

whats the mileage on the truck? if it's between 80-120k and you haven't done head gaskets I'd say it's worth a looksy. Start watching the expansion tank to see if you are losing coolant and watch the oil to make sure coolant isn't seeping in and making chocolate milkshake.
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PostSubject: Re: Faint white smoke   Fri May 30, 2014 10:19 pm

60k on the truck and the smoke doesn't really smell sweet. I haven't really seen much fluid loss from the overflow tank, but it has dipped a bit since I switched from orange to green.
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PostSubject: Re: Faint white smoke   Fri May 30, 2014 10:49 pm

Either it smells sweet or like burning oil, the water drip is normal , crown vics idling too long nosed down grade can actually start to drown , seen it happen on a crime scene
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PostSubject: Re: Faint white smoke   Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:59 am

i would just keep driving it for now. eventually the head gaskets will need to be done, if that is the cause or not. i would keep an eye out for sales at RN and AB and start buying bits.
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