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It puked....where to start?
So I know this topic has been beat to death, but I just want a fresh opinion. First, some background. Truck is a 2006 F250, all stock except a straight pipe. Two weekend ago I pulled a car hauler (just a single car) that I figure was about 6k. All seemed fine, and my deltas were a little high but I figured they were ok since I was towing a pretty big load.
Well, ever since, my deltas have been getting increasingly worse, and tonight it got bad! I saw oil temps of 230F and my coolant was at 192-194. This was at 70 unloaded on the freeway. Pulled into the driveway, popped the hood, and was not happy to see white residue all around the cap on the degas bottle. My question is this: I was planning a flush/EGR delete/oil cooler job sometime soon anyway. Do I just do all that this weekend, or do I take it in to a shop and see if they can determine if it's the EGR cooler, the head gaskets, or both?? The oil cooler/EGR delete I can handle, but head gaskets are not something I am equipped to do in my driveway right now.
Just don't want to waste time doing all that work only to find the head gaskets are bad, with the possibility of the heads themselves needing to be replaced. Is there ANY sure way to rule out the head gaskets, or is it just a matter of doing the delete and oil cooler and seeing if it keeps puking?
Biggest problem for me at this stage is that all of my tools are at work(Chevy dealer) and I have to guess at what I need to bring home anyway. This weekend being a holiday I know I can knock out the delete and oil cooler if that's the problem, but I'd like to know for sure before I order all that stuff.
Thanks in advance!
FWIW, planning on an IPR delete kit using the blockoff plate, and flushing to replace with Rotella Ultra ELC if O'Reilly can get it.
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