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Old 06-10-2013, 01:16 PM
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Overheating Issue

While towing my 5th wheel yesterday in stop and go traffic, I noticed the temp gauge start to climb. As it neared the top, I pulled over immediately. I let it cool somewhat to check the degas and it was nearly dry. I refilled and started the truck and noticed a massive leak under the engine compartment. Luckily, I was relatively close to home and was able to have someone else tow in my trailer and I trailed the truck home. My brother in law said his had a similar issue and it was a small hose on top of the engine almost under the turbo. I haven't torn into the problem yet. I like to post here first for advice before I do expensive explorations. I can defititely see and hear steam coming from the center of the rear of the engine near the turbo.

The EGR has been deleted for years and the oil cooler replaced. The EGR delete was a based on a EGR delete kit.

Before tearing into it, does anyone have any suggestions as to what the culprit most like may be? If it is the hose my B-I-L was referring to, does anyone have an official name for it?

The vehicle is an 04 6.0L PSD w/ 178,000 mi.
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Old 06-10-2013, 01:24 PM
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I know this wont help your coolant leak but I was thinking while reading this that you should also look into the fan mod. Super easy to do. Basiclly you wire up a ground (not a positive wire but a ground) to your fan and your able to maually turn your fan on with the flip of a switch. Stop and go traffic I would think this could be a good thing to be able to do. Kindaa like a pre-emptive strike on the temps.
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The only hose under or close to the turbo is the EGR hose. A little 4" peice of hose. That has been updated by Ford, so maybe that's the reason . If yours is orange, then you have the old one. The new style is blue

http://dan.prxy.org/Truck/6L_bible_h.../Page_074.html
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Old 06-10-2013, 01:41 PM
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EGR Cooler hose
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Dang aint that a kick in the pants....he deleted the egr and it still came back to haunt him. Wonder if thats how Dad felt after divorcing my Mom.....
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Old 06-10-2013, 01:56 PM
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There's still a hose in there smart arse
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HAHAHAHA I wasn't tryin to be a smart arse I was laughin that the dang crappy egr system still came back to bite him even after deleting it!
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:14 PM
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:12 PM
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Considering what a pain in the arse this 6.0 has been, I guess I should be thankful that it's only an EGR hose. I'm paranoid about driving it anymore, especially any time I try to tow anything.
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:08 PM
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Don't. There are PLENTY of 6.0's on this site that have well over 300k . I don't worry about mine
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