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Old 12-13-2009, 03:40 PM
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Need input on 6.0 PS decision. I have a 2003 F-350 Lariat with 55,000 miles. 100% stock. Truck is in great shape. I had the EGR valve checked at 25,000 miles. Now think it may be going bad as I just started to notice a little white overflow from coolant resivoir. I frequently tow 10K -15K trailers. Questions are:

if I am going to spend the money to repair, should I just delete the EGR and, given the other info here, do the head gaskets and studs plus the oil cooler while I am at it - it there anything else that would be recommended or

trade for something other than the 6.0?

If I decide to repair, does Ford cover all the PSs to 100,000 miles?

What would the repairs run ballpark?

Your thoughts?
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Old 12-13-2009, 03:49 PM
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Need input on 6.0 PS decision. I have a 2003 F-350 Lariat with 55,000 miles. 100% stock. Truck is in great shape. I had the EGR valve checked at 25,000 miles. Now think it may be going bad as I just started to notice a little white overflow from coolant resivoir. I frequently tow 10K -15K trailers. Questions are:

if I am going to spend the money to repair, should I just delete the EGR and, given the other info here, do the head gaskets and studs plus the oil cooler while I am at it - it there anything else that would be recommended or

trade for something other than the 6.0?

If I decide to repair, does Ford cover all the PSs to 100,000 miles?

What would the repairs run ballpark?

Your thoughts?
Welcome to the Org. Ford will not cover it because the truck is more than 5 years old. The coolant puking out of the reservoir is signs of a head gasket issue. If you were to fix it you would need: New gaskets, head studs, egr delete, oil cooler rebuild and coolant filter. All of this would be ~$4000 depending on labor.
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