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Old 08-23-2013, 06:39 AM
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Hopefully not the head

On my 2004 f350 6.0 I have 125000 miles, I have heard horror stories about the heads going on them. Well last night I was driving home when my truck started to over heat, when I pulled into the gas station I noticed steam coming from my exhaust. I also could hear an odd sound over the usual turbo. I added water and limped it down the road. I didn't notice any oil in the coolant that was left and no coolant in the oil that I could tell. It can't get enough water now, what ever I put in steams right off the exhaust. Please help, I'm hoping its not the heads, I can live with head gaskets.... And anyone know where I can get parts cheap, I was looking at xdp who has a solution kit to the 6.0 bit it's $1200
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:05 AM
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Is the coolant comeing from a cracked degas bottle or can you see it actually running out from under the head and onto the manifold?

Is the cooling fan sounding like a jet on takeoff?
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:54 AM
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The cooling fan is running hard like a jet, and I can't see where the water is going, I believe it's steaming out the exhaust.
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:01 AM
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Is it out of the tailpipe or is it dripping on the motor? If it's out of the tailpipe pull the egr valve and look for coolant in the intake. If there is coolant there your egr cooler is toast.
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:16 AM
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It's coming out of the tailpipe, I will check the egr first thing in the morning... Not trying to question it but how would the egr valve allow antifreeze into the intake?
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:20 AM
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It's coming out of the tailpipe, I will check the egr first thing in the morning... Not trying to question it but how would the egr valve allow antifreeze into the intake?
It's not the valve that lets it in its the cooler itself. The valve is more of an inspection hole at this point. Park the truck with the nose down hill so it will collect up front and be easier to see then look in the morning.
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:40 AM
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Also not sure how much research you have done but if you don't have a monitor on the truck for looking at temps your oil cooler may be plugged as well and is what blew your cooler. A monitor for temps is critical for the longevity of a 6.0
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:21 PM
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I just topped off with water and ran it for a few minutes, at first the level didn't drop, after a minute I could hear an odd sound over the turbo coming from the tail pipe and then water spraying from the pipe, I stopped before it could steam. I pulled the egr valve and found some remnants of water????
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:36 PM
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Your egr cooler is blown you'll either need to replace it or delete it if your state doesn't do emissions. Bulletproof diesel makes a better than oem cooler if you need to have one.
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:39 PM
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How about the xdp one, egr delete oil cooler intake gasket
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