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2006 6.0 Smoking White

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?
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99% its the egr cooler. On that 1% its head gaskets but if there is no coolant puking from the tank I would say its the cooler

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what year truck?

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what year truck?
2006 It says in the title. How many beers have you had?
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white smoke

Are you making your own bio?. I had a very similar problem and was making bio.
towed to ford dealership, 4 injectors & several sensors later (egr valve and egr cooler, one, also in the back of the motor near the top of the block) upgraded head gaskets and bolts.
stopped making bio. No more white or black smoke.
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egr

Bypass or not bypass that is the question. Have a 03 fx4 crew cab w/ 6.0.
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Are losing any power when this happens..most all the trucks I have seen with your problem is that the Turbo is gone.

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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?
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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.

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I agree with Kurt-sounds like EGR cooler and you are losing A LOT of coolant. I'd also suggest having them perform a leakdown test on your heads. Sounds like it could also have a HG issue.

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I had exact problem with my 2006 in august at 46k (miles) was EGR and when it overheats can take out the head gaskets. Service mngr. Told me I was lucky cause mine didnt over heat. It started puking white 2 blocks from dealership went straight in.They changed egr valve and cooler at no cost (warranty) blew small amount of white on excelleration for short time afterward they told me engine takes on a lot of coolant when egr goes. Its been great since, there was a loss of power also like you mentioned.

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