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EGR Cooler Replaced Still Puking & Overheating
I'm new to the forum so I will start with a hello to everyone. This is a great forum. I wish I would have found it a year ago.
My problems all started about a year ago. It started puking coolant climbing grades pulling my 17k loaded toyhauler. I do have the Banks system and exaust. It would heat up the fan would kick in and it would cool right down. It got progressively worse on each trip.
About three weeks ago, I started it up and it blew the white smoke I've read so much about. I removed my Banks box and gauges and called my dealer for an appointment. It took two weeks just to get it in. I assumed it was head gaskets because I had heard about them. To my suprise they said it was the EGR cooler. After reading in this forum I understand how that all works.
I got my truck back yesterday, and today I went on a test run with my trailer. Everything was going fine, and the temperature was runing in the middle. I got out in the foothills near us, not running hard at all, and all of a sudden I noticed it was in the red, so I let off and started to pull over. It immediately cooled down. I popped the hood and found that it had puked some coolant. I decided to go on. I drove on through the foothills for another 20 miles and everything went fine. I decided to take Hwy 58 out of Bakersfield, CA where there are some steeper grades. I started climbing some grades taking it easy because of my concerns, and it was doing fine. Then all of a sudden just like before it got hot. I backed off some and it cooled down quickly. I could hear the fan so it is not that. It did it about four more times before I finally found a place to turn around. The rest of the way home everything was fine.
So now I assume I also have head gasket or stud problems. Is there anything else that will make it behave like this? I read about the ARP studs and plan to use them, if they turn out to be the problem.
I would appreciate any input from you guys. It sure sucks to listen to all my Chevy friends, especially my brother.
2005 F350 SRW 4X4 Lariat CC
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