If I had hair I'd be pulling it out!
Ok - first time poster but long time reader.
First diesel - 6.0L Powerstroke in a 04 Ford F350. Maybe not the one to start with eh?
Have had the truck for about 8 months. It has under 45,000 miles. Ran pretty well when I got it but shortly after started blowing the white smoke. After researching via internet I made the determination that it was the EGR cooler. A Ford Dealer backed up my diagnosis.
So I bought a new "upgraded" EGR cooler and stock oil cooler. Flushed the coolant as best I could (alot of it was going up in smoke) and set out to swap out these items. All went pretty well and after a couple cycles of the key she fired up and idled well. After a bit I noticed an exhaust smell in the cab (with heat on) and figured I had not tighted an exhuast sufficiently. After letting it cool I tighted up the Y-pipe and solved that issue. I drove the truck for a hour or so noticed some power issues but they seemed to be getting better then I threw a code P2262 Turbo -mechanical. After some research I saw several post suggesting a look at the MAP hose and sure enough I had forgotten to connect mine . So I fixed that (and cleared the code) and let her idle for an hour or so - sounded ok - a bit loud with some sucking and a bit of white smoke out the taile pipe (smelled like exhaust). Took her for a ride and noticed that when I called for power and got the turbo going and then let up off it I would get a loud banging noise from my drivers side engine compartment - almost like it was coming from the air filter. Driving a bit that too seemed to get a little better until I blew off a CAC hose (outlet side of the compressor) - so I fixed that. A bit further down the road I heard a load pop and a air rush noise but could find from where although I saw an exhaust "poof" from dirvers side of the egine compartment. I limped home and there she sits.
I am apppreciative to anyone offering suggestions as to my next course of action.
I have read about the VGT relearn - but I did not perform it, doesn't seem like my symptoms are ready for that step yet. Also when I pulled the old oil cooler the screen was not ripped so I don't believe all this couild be related to an IPR.