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Old 10-26-2009, 10:33 PM
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Angry Oil in coolant overflow tank

I jump started my buddy today and while my hood was open I decided to check everything over (usually do every couple weeks anyway) and that's when I noticed the coolant tank was looking a little weird. At first I thought it was empty but then I realized it was just darker than normal, well when I took the cap off it was milky and when I dipped my finger in the coolant tank it was thick and brown. So lets hear your opinions or even better your experiences. I have a pretty good idea what everyone will say but I'm not going to admit it on my own. The info is in the sig, truck is not tuned and it has 115,000 miles on it.
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:39 PM
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Oil Cooler is shot.
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:39 PM
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egr cooler plugged and causing it to go the wrong way.... not that it is an 03
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:59 PM
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Ok so far that is the lesser of the two evils I was thinking of, I will have to wait and see what the morning shift says too. But until then I will start pricing out egr delete kits and an oil cooler, and asking people for money this sh*t happens at the worst possible times as I am laid off right now. Thanks to those who have answered so far, but the more opinions the better though!
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Old 10-27-2009, 05:40 AM
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the oil cooler costs about $500. Be prepared for that. The EGR delete - there is a really good thread on here about doing the EGR delete yourself - 8-10 hours labor and $20 in parts - most of that in coolant. Here is the link to the thread. There are pictures in there too. Taking on the EGR Cooler Bypass
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:23 AM
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So everybody agrees that this sounds like the oil cooler?
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:07 AM
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Anyone else tech maybe?
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oil cooler is bad look on ebay for one i just got one for my 04 for 350 i also got a complete egr block off on there for 300 be prepared to spend some time cleaning out the cooling system i took my radaitor in and had it cleaned
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:36 AM
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Yeah, I already though about that about five gallons of "Radiator Flush" ought to do. lol
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Alright well I just called my joke of a warranty company and they of course don't cover a oil cooler. American Guardian is a joke of a warranty company they are worthless, I have tried to claim this oil cooler, a icp, a egr outlet hose, and an injector so far and they refused to pay for everything. I've done everyone myself, so now I guess I have to do this too. End rant.

Thanks everyone and I just checked ebay and they have two oil coolers for under 300 which is better than 500 I guess, but still too much when you're laid off. I think I am going to try and make my own egr delete while I'm there and then hopefully the problems will end for a freaking second.
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i have let mine set a couple weeks to drain and i ran water through the block to wash some out but i know i got alot to do when it gets put back togther i got a complete egr block off for 300 on ebay not to bad but like u said it is with no job
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