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Old 11-09-2007, 02:35 PM
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blown head gasket

Just took my 05 F-250 6.0 with 70,000 mi to the dealer this afternoon with steam coming out of the exhaust. The dealer will let me know tomorrow if the head gasket is blown. My question to you guys is this a common issue or is this just a rare deal. Is there a fix I should know about? The steam seemed to go away after I ran the truck real hard but came back during normal driving. I await your reply.
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Old 11-09-2007, 02:38 PM
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could be streached head studs or a bad egr cooler? hard sayin. either way hopefully your warantee covers it.
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Old 11-09-2007, 02:41 PM
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give more info on the studs and EGR cooler> This motor has never been apart.
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Old 11-09-2007, 02:52 PM
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the factory head bolts can stretch causing the head gaskets to leak. usualy cured by a good set of ARP head studs.

the egr valve sucks exhaust back through your motor and burns it twice to reduce emisions. your truck as an egr cooler which uses the engine coolant to cool the exhaust gasses down before recirculating it through your motor. if those go bad it will dump coolant into your exhaust like your describing.

is it puking coolant out of your coolant reservour after you get on it hard?
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Old 11-09-2007, 02:55 PM
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No the overflow tank appears to be working like it is designed (raises when hot and lowers when cold).
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Old 11-10-2007, 11:15 AM
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blown head gasket

Got a call from the service manager late last night. The issue is not a blown head gasket but is the EGR cooler. Thanks for all the feedback.
Henry
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try to have them replace the oil cooler also and look into installing a coolant filter. http://www.dieselsite.com/index.asp?...ROD&ProdID=324
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