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06 f250 6.0l heating up while towing

Looking for some help. I have an 06 f250 6.0l and I was towing my 28ft toy hauler and the temp would spike quickly on steep grades. At 55 mph. I would slow down to about 35 mph and the temp would go down to midway as quick as it went up. At the first stop I put 1 gallon of coolant in. Over the week of camping, I put 3 more gallons in and it would still spike up on the steep grades. Any ideas??
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Ruptured EGR valve, possibly blown HG's . Pull your EGR valve and check for moisture in the hole. If there is, and you don't have any coolant puking from the degas bottle, it's probably just a blown EGR cooler. If it is, BE SURE TO REPLACE THE OIL COOLER AS WELL.

That's a lot of coolant though, good luck


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Most likely egr cooler has ruptured. And yes replace oil cooler as well. If the egr cooler is blown the oil cooler us to blame


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Thanks a lot. So now my next question, what's it gonna run me to do both? And is it an easy fix or should I hire someone?? I'm not very mechanically inclined
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If you're not mechanically inclined, you should just pay someone to diagnose and repair


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and the longer you drive this truck in its current condition, the worse its gonna get! fix it asap!

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Well my teenager did an EGR delete on his uncles truck after seeing me do quite a few so you should be able to do it yourself, it's just a little time consuming. Also, as already stated DO NOT WAIT or you'll be facing a bigger bill down the road when you hydro-lock your engine.


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I did my egr delete ect.. And my writeup When I was 17. You should have no problem doing it yourself


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Shooting from the hip, it sounds like a blown EGR cooler. Probably from a clogged oil cooler.
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