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Old 12-21-2009
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Anyone else have lots of exhaust smoke on cold days

I noticed whenever i'm sitting at a stop light i can see lots of exhaust coming out the back of the truck. When I'm driving practically none. Now it is cold here now but I'm wondering if it's normal. It smells like exhaust and is whitish in color. Anyone else see this to? If so what causes it?
The truck is usually warmed up by then but it still does it. i see other like this also but not all of them do it.
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exhaust is hot, air is cold so it creates condensation. you see it at stop lights because youre not moving so no air is pushing it... when youre driving its being spread out by your motion...
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Damnit Jeff you answered before me because I accidentally hit the back button


What he said
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Damnit Jeff you answered before me because I accidentally hit the back button


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im surprised i was first... took me a minute to realize he was serious
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Took me a little bit to realize it was a serious question too. lol
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Thanks! Just wanted some clarification. I've heard other things that could be wrong with it, I just wanted other Ranger owners to tell me.
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Actually white smoke can be a sign of sludge build up from not letting the engine/oil reach operating temp before turning the engine off/letting it cool back down. It can also be a sign of a leaking head gasket, resulting in burning trace amounts of coolant, giving your exhaust a white smokey appearance and in some cases, a distinct sweet smell.

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it is steam, as stated before. completely normal for colder conditions.
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It's a plot of our government in conjunction with Ford to poison the Earth's population with toxic gases
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multi accounting is not allowed FMD...
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You watch too much Dr. Who.
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my truck does the same when i park outside. but not when i park in the garage. but then again its dumped under the truck now so i cant see it either way!
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Actually white smoke can be a sign of sludge build up from not letting the engine/oil reach operating temp before turning the engine off/letting it cool back down. It can also be a sign of a leaking head gasket, resulting in burning trace amounts of coolant, giving your exhaust a white smokey appearance and in some cases, a distinct sweet smell.
My exhaust has always had a sweet smell to it. And personally I think it looks cool when you have dual side exit exhaust and white smoke is coming out of it.
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My exhaust has always had a sweet smell to it. And personally I think it looks cool when you have dual side exit exhaust and white smoke is coming out of it.
I'm with cchsbuzz19.

I've got a dual exit exhaust system (one pipe on each side), and yesterday, I shut my Ranger off.... went to the back, and noticed that both pipes were "smoking".... kinda like a smoking gun. It looks awesome. My bike always does it when I shut her off.
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It's the ground version of contrails.

Which is a plot of our government and tree huggers to poison Earths population with toxic gases.
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Very interesting answers here, also some paranoid ones too! HA,HA!
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I thought more of the replies would say check for a leaking head gasket. The Rangers have a history of over heating and blowing out the gasket. It's not something to over look. If your not sure check the compression levels
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