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Please Help with my 6.0...
Looking for some wise opinions on my 2004 6.0 F-350 ( 209K miles ) all stock( for now anyways ) .
Ran like a top until about a month or two ago...started with just small stutters/stumbles when accelerating and now does it more often/puffs some white smoke when it happens as well. Really drives like crap, especially when accelerating from a stop or almost stop, it just stumbles and puffs some white smoke ( and i could have swore I saw a small amount of blue smoke last night ), so I let off and get back on it and it goes for a bit.
Figured the EGR valve, so I took it out and cleaned it - it was stuck and nasty. Seemed to fix it for a day or two, then same problems. Cleaned it again, that worked for 1/2-1 day or so.
So I am looking at buying a new EGR tomorrow, but thought i'd ask for some assistance here first just in case my money will be spent some where better.
1) Should I just order a new EGR valve, or get the Sinister EGR Delete ? Pros and cons ? Sinister one is all I can afford at this time.
2) Or whats the chance i have something else wrong here ? I also smelled since this came up the exhaust smells different, has a very light burnt or maybe coolent smell - not sure what that could mean ?
3) Also I just noticed i have a coolent leak, haven't tracked it down yet, but it's dripping under the truck, underneath where the middle console is in the front seat area - i'm hopeing this is just a line/hose issue - any opinions ?
Sorry for the long post, this truck is my baby and yet so very unfamilar - i only have experience with older vehicles ( used to even be a mechanic back in the day ), this is my first nice/new one. I'm all ears - Thanks!