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Old 11-01-2009, 02:05 PM
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Looks like a head gasket issue I think. Need some help.

Just bought a 2007 Ford crewcab 6.0. 56000 miles. Didn't know to look for the coolant being low yet etc. First weekend towing and overheats and blows coolant. Very poor gas mileage and less power than my 06 model with 126000 miles and no repairs. I am assuming head gaskets. Goes in shop Monday for diagnosis. This vehicle is driven by my wife. I would prefer it to be fixed with the best options possible. Tows a fifth wheel trailer. This vehicle is under warranty and should be repaired with no cost to me I assume. It has the ESP ford warranty. Do you think they would install studs at the dealerships? Would they do an EGR delete or would I have to do that? This is just info. picked up by reading this forum. Would they do these things and still keep it under warranty? Will the truck get new head gaskets and be reliable? I have always driven fords for the most part. Would prefer to keep this vehicle. Just trying to make sure this repair will help it be more reliable. One other thing. Mileage was terrible on truck. My other 6.0L truck used about half the fuel on same trip. I am assuming because it needs to be repaired and will be better after repair or is that just wishful thinking? Anyone with EGR delete instructions please send to me or kits to buy for this.
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Old 11-01-2009, 03:11 PM
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Another question about this situation?

IS a bulletproof EGR cooler just one that doesn't break or does it prevent the coolant from getting as hot also?
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Old 11-01-2009, 04:33 PM
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After much reading in the forum

Looks like the general thought is new studs instead of bolts from the forum. Still do not understand if the EGR delete is necessary or the upgraded EGR is necessary. Someone please chime in.
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Old 11-03-2009, 11:00 AM
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continuing saga

EGR cooler bad and replaced. Told dealership it was still probably head gaskets and they told me to tow it with my trailer and check for issues. It overheated and puked again with new EGR cooler. Getting head gaskets and studs installed now.
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Old 11-03-2009, 11:18 AM
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Your dealership is installing studs for you under warranty?
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Old 11-03-2009, 11:52 AM
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Replacing studs

Have to pay for studs and pay for 1 hour of labor.
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Old 11-03-2009, 11:53 AM
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Damn thats nice, I couldn't find a dealer that would do it for me.
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:01 PM
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Dealership

Dealership I have worked with on my truck issues has been great to me. Sometimes it takes a while to get the issue sorted out right but they have been great. I really appreciate the mechanics and service guys that work there.
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:38 PM
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How costly is it to have the head gaskets replaced?
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Sounds like you found yourself a great dealership.

They will not do the EGR delete for you. You're going to have to do that yourself or pay another shop to do it for you.
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