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Low boost code/overheating/white smoke?

Ok i have an 04 F250 6.0L. It is all stock and the other day I was towing the trailer home when it started to put out some white smoke. The check engine light came on and then the temp gauge starts to rise. I pulled off to a gas station and a "diesel" mechanic came over started it up looked under the hood over to the tail pipe then said that the turbo is bad. He said something about a bad oil seal because there happen to be a little puddle of "fluid" coming out of the tail pipe. I am thinking about removing the turbo and sending it off to be rebuilt at Majestic turbo out of Waco. What do you guys think might be wrong? Thanks in advance for the help guys.
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Your EGR cooler failed. Is there coolant puking out of the reservoir?

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yes more than likely you have a failed egr cooler, which is dumping coolant into the intake. recommend deleting the egr system and rebuilding the oil cooler, and hope that your head gaskets are ok. the low boost code may be caused by a sticking turbo. I would disassemble and clean the turbo when you have itt off to do tthe egr cooler delete.
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Well glad I asked before taking the turbo off. Now what is all intalled with checking the egr cooler? I am not very familiar with the 6.0's. I'm gonna gues that I can't just delete the egr and cooler unless I buy a programmer?
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Well glad I asked before taking the turbo off. Now what is all intalled with checking the egr cooler? I am not very familiar with the 6.0's.
If I was you I would just delete the whole cooler and rebuild your oil cooler, it will save you money and agony in the end! Reason being all the EGR cooler is going to do is cause you problems in the future and believe me it adds up really quick when sensors, head gaskets, the turbo, etc. etc. start failing.

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I'm gonna gues that I can't just delete the egr and cooler unless I buy a programmer?
I am pretty sure that depends on the build date of your truck, if its an 03-early 04 6.0 then no you should be okay without one, but if its a late 04 then yes you need to turn off the EGR function, plus it with throw a CEL and if your state requires annual inspections your...gonna need a programmer to turn off the CEL.

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Now am I gonna have to remove the cab inorder to do any of this work? Also what kind of price's am I looking at for a delete kit and rebuild kit vs. just fixing whats broke cleaning stuff and putting it back to stock? I really don't have alot of money so I am looking for the "cheap" fix and yes I know there is not really a "cheap" fix.
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Now am I gonna have to remove the cab inorder to do any of this work?
No, if you don't have any deeper damage other than a blown EGR cooler. Depending on who you talk to, head gaskets and stud installs are not that difficult with the cab on.

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Also what kind of price's am I looking at for a delete kit and rebuild kit vs. just fixing whats broke cleaning stuff and putting it back to stock? I really don't have alot of money so I am looking for the "cheap" fix and yes I know there is not really a "cheap" fix.
If you do a little research on some of the parts sites like Ford Parts | Buy Parts for Ford, Lincoln & Mercury Cars & Trucks | FordParts.com you will see that it is cheaper and in your best interest to pull off all that EGR crap that is a plague on your engine.
Full EGR delete is about $300 plus about $50 in misc bolts and gaskets depending on the year of your truck.

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So I talked to the dealership today and they want me to bring it in so they can do a delete kit for it. I thought that Texas state law required all factory emmissions to be in place for a visual inspection, am I wrong? I asked her that and she said we wouldn't sell you anything if it made the truck illegal to drive. I also asked her if they would make me buy a programmer to turn the egr function off and she said we recommend not running a programmer. Also how long does it normally take to do a egr cooler delete?
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Take it in and get it done before they change their minds.

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