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Old 10-01-2009, 02:49 PM
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found missing coolant

Hey guys, I need your help. Last night my truck was running hot! So I checked the coolant. I added 2 gallons! got to work this morning fine. checked it before I left work it was 2 gal low again. started and looked for leaks. it was running out of the exhaust. no smoke just a good heavy drip. Also it didnt want to start a couple times in the last few days. It would shake the whole truck and growl really bad. I thought it was a starter or bad battery connections. not sure now. could be tied into this. Oh after it did start i think it was the turbo that made a weird whining. Its an 2004 f-350 with 6 speed manual.let me know guys. Thanks
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Here is a bump for you, I would get it looked at for sure. coolant out the exhaust is not good.
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EGR cooler is bad.
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EGR cooler is bad.
I agree
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that was my first guess. Thanks guys. Gonna do a delete.
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Old 10-01-2009, 04:11 PM
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Good deal! Fix it right the 1st time and no more problems.
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:19 PM
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if turbo is making sounds the antifreez might of dried up your bearings and seals keep an eye on it and if you have to get a new turbo make sure its a 07 turbo not a 06 or later turbo used or aftermarket
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Old 10-04-2009, 10:43 AM
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White smoke

Sound familiar? My 04 diesel with 102 K just started to give a puff of white smoke after a 2 mile trip. On the way home the temp spiked to about 3/4 on the guage.
The resevoir showed evidence of coolant blowing by the cap. I put about a gallon back in the res. after cool down and drove all the next day with no temp issues but the intermittent puff after restarts. Installed a new cap.

At the end of that day put in another gallon in res after cool down. Once again, after a short trip and restart it gave a small cloud of white smoke. All I have been hearing is EGR and EGR delete kits. Had been running a Diablo sport tune with the mid range horse power boost (60 hp) for fuel economy and I drive this thing easy for economy, seldom tow. Have since removed the sport tune and returned to stock.

Also have been noticing the clutch fan coming on under normal driving conditions and not under extra load. Its hot here in AZ but the truck normally does not do this.
Have had no other real issues with this truck and am in no position to replace it. Please help!
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Old 10-04-2009, 10:51 AM
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You'll be happy once you get your EGR delete, our truck feels SO much happier since it lost that weight and good piece of mind knowing you wont ever have egr problems again! Good luck....
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if turbo is making sounds the antifreez might of dried up your bearings and seals keep an eye on it and if you have to get a new turbo make sure its a 07 turbo not a 06 or later turbo used or aftermarket
I would go with an 03 turbo just because I love the sound!
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