New truck. oil cooler problem. need a bit of advice
Hey, So i just brought an 04 f250 xlt fx4 6.0l less then a week ago with 200,000miles has f350 suspension,and ranch hand legend bumpers. it looks like the heads have off the truck in the last 100,000miles. the engine is very clean, interior is clean same with the body no dents but some small minor scratches. did some research on the truck with carfax. called the dealer that serviced it and it was one of the diesel mechanics that owned it. they said it was well taken care of and he had some minor work done to it. but the heads where not done in the shop. we got the truck from a shop xlr8 diesel in woodsboro md. had about a 70mile drive home. i picked up a sct livewire ts so i could monitor the truck on the way home. i did not tune the truck untill after the trip, just monitored my temps and what not. so my temp delta was 180 coolant, 235 oil temp. thats a huge big spread. i guess that means my oil cooler is clogged and my egr cooler will go up soon. next day i looked under the hood where the egr cooler goes and its gone. there a freeze plug on the pipe behind the turbo, so the previous owner took it out and pluged it makes sense being who the previous owner was. so there no worries about that. i just need to fix the oil cooler. How long do i have befor something bad happens,is it gonna be that hard to do my self. i know where the part is and how to get to it. has any one here that has done it have any tips. i have owned many 6.0l one got from an action and drove it home 120 miles with a blown egr cooler.had xlr8 fix it. did lots of research and learning about 6.0l and i do have decent mechanical abilitys, done lots of maintenance on bigger diesels like dt466,pulled a turbo on an old ford 6.6l worked on chippers and various equipment and engines. so i am not bad at working on things. if i decide to do this job. it will be the first major work ive done on a truck like this. im just looking for any advice or tips that will help me out. and how much longer i got before it really causes a problem and what else can happen from a clogged oil cooler besides egr cooler failure.