I have looked at all the other threads and can't find any that resolve my issue.
To start off, I have a 2004, F-250, 4 door, FX4 Lariat, 6.0L. At 124,000 miles the oil cooler and egr cooler went out. Let's back up a few thousand miles for a second. Me and my dad where hauling produce from AL/NC to south FL. We noticed that when we first started hauling that the truck was using coolant when towing 18K of tomatoes. So we kept an eye on it at every fuel stop and would replace any that was missing. Well, we went on for about 6 weeks with no problems, until one night, all hell broke out. Steam from the exhaust, missing, low power, and all the other things that happens when that happens. Anyways, we got it back to our Ford stealership and they looked at it and said that that was what happened (we thought a head gasket). After they fixed it, nor before, they never mentioned a finding a leak.
So, with that being said, they fixed it (over 3K). As soon as we got it home (5 mi), I opened up the hood and there was antifreeze everywhere! I was mad! Come to find out, dumb *** forgot to put the clamp back on the radiator hose and that's where it came from.
All is well? Ha, not hardly. a week or so later, out of curiosity, I pop the hood to find that the coolant level is down again. We are still hauling at this point, so I didn't think to much about it. We also cut our load size back to about 14-15K after the repair. However, we pulled up to the guy's place to load up, and I notice water dripping down from underneath the truck, like it does when you run an a/c. But, with it being a beautiful 60 degrees outside in AL, we had no a/c running, none at all for the past 12 hours of our trip. And this was happening on an empty load. The trailer only weighs 3,900 lbs. Not really a load for a power stroke? So, at that point, we knew is was something more. But we could not afford to take it back to Ford and have them work on it because we had to have our truck to haul.
So after we got down with the hauling, we started trying to pin point the leak. We have two spots that it can be coming from. #1 is that there is a blue hose running into the top of the engine, towards the rear, right under the turbo. The hose looks like it is swollen some, but with the truck running, there is no visible water coming from it. The only thing that I see is a little water on top of the manifold. #2 So I start tracing the water from underneath and if you look closely, on the passenger side of the engine, at the very rear of it, it looks like there is a piece that comes off? and there is a seal. Well, at the top of this seal. You can see water beeding up and running down the engine. The reason I say it could be this seal, it that there is a rust stain on the engine piece. Also, it is now using a ton of water. I mean a ton as in, I drive around town and use a 1/4 tank of fuel, and it takes a gallon or more to fill it up to where it should be.
If Ford had to replace the oil cooler and the egr cooler, did they have to remove this piece that I am talking about? And if so, I still have a little bit of mileage left on the 12 month or 12K mile repair warranty which covers the repair. If not, can someone point me in the direction that I need to go to get this fixed?