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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Tipton, Iowa
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My F250 Powerstroke 6.0L 4X4 with a 3.73(?) rear end and44,000 miles started spewing huge quantities of white smoke Saturday. I had driven 980 miles to Detroit on Friday with a 26' enclosed car trailer (6,000 lbs empty) to pick up a car (5500lbs). After I loaded the car & parts, within 5 blocks it started smoking and overheated. Added 2.5 gal coolant. Stopped overheating but smoking was getting worse. Left the trailer at a friend's house and dropped the pick up at a dealer in Ann Arbor and flew home. Similar think happed in July on a trip to Connecticut. Overheated in NY state - lost 3 to 4 gal coolant. Took it to a dealer in New London. Said they tightened head bolts and flushed coolant. Cost about $290.00. Dealer in Ann Arbor called and said EGR. Asked them to check all other possible causes as well. Don't want to repeat problem in the boonies on the way home after I fly back to get it. Need some help in making sure it gets fixed correctly. Any ideas?
Sounds like the first dealership you went to the tech's were smoking crack! "Tighten the head bolts"? WTF? Sorry but it sounds fishy... and if you're under warranty there's no way they should have charged you $290. Should have been no more than the $100 deductible. Sounds to me like your EGR cooler is wrecked, but that's just my guess. Should be covered under warranty.
'06 True Blue/Silver 250 crew cab
ARP's, EGR blocked
AFE stg.2, MBRP 4" pipe
Air Dog 150, ITP reg. return
Bulletproof oil bypass system
Ride rite air springs in the rear
EGT, boost, and fuel pressure gauges by DiProcol on the pillar
Plus a few other odds and ends...