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Occasional white smoke at cold start up...Help?

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by JtTundra87, Oct 4, 2021.

  1. Oct 4, 2021 at 4:42 PM
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    JtTundra87

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    Ok so I have an 07 with the 5.7 in it and when I crank up my truck on the first start up of the day Ive noticed a medium sized cloud of white smoke out the exhaust which I know is most likely oil being burnt somewhere. Smells like burnt oil too. But it only happens on the days after I floor it for fun or maybe even 3/4 throttle. Its done this since I bought it 2 years ago and I didn't notice it when I test drove it or I might would've reconsidered getting it.
    I assume it could be a head gasket leaking through but I'm not positive and Im not a mechanic just a DIY guy so I could use some insight. Anyone have an ideas of what this could be? Any help is much appreciated!
    I bought this truck with the intent on keeping it for a couple decades so I want it to last.
     
  2. Oct 4, 2021 at 5:05 PM
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    NueveTundra

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    1.) oil getting low on the dip stick or coolant getting low in the reservoir
    2.) go ahead and run a combustion gasses test for the coolant and oil
    3.) check the spark plugs for oil on the end find out witch one is the worst
    4.) preform a compression test of all cylinders and leak down

    take notes and lemme know what the results are so we can go from there. :)
     
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  3. Oct 4, 2021 at 5:48 PM
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    Danny3737

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    White smoke is usually water, dark smoke is usually oil.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2021 at 5:53 PM
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    WhyW8

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  5. Oct 4, 2021 at 6:06 PM
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    Temps change in your area recently? Could just be condensation.
     
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  6. Oct 4, 2021 at 6:57 PM
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    audiowize

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    I would definitely do this ASAP.
     
  7. Oct 5, 2021 at 5:15 AM
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    jbrnigan

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    You don't say how many miles are on the truck, how often you drive the truck or how far it's driven between starts. Two years later, and only after a "spirited" drive, not sure it's an issue I would be too concerned about.
     
  8. Oct 5, 2021 at 5:20 AM
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    Jim LE 1301

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  9. Oct 8, 2021 at 1:19 AM
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    Is your brake fluid level dropping at all in the master cylinder? Could be a small leak in the brake booster pulling brake fluid into the intake manifold. Check hose to the brake booster for oily residue.
     

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