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Old 11-07-2006, 03:54 PM
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My dad has a '04 250 with 6.0. He has to add coolant ever couple of days, but can't find a leak. The interrior is dry, and everything visible on the motor is dry. Is there a common problem on these motors or something you can't see that might be leaking?
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Old 11-07-2006, 04:51 PM
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need to have it pressure tested. I am sure the leak probably only happens when it is running if you can not see it. Mine kind of did the same thing when the water pump went out.
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Old 11-08-2006, 04:56 AM
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Thanks, off to the Rad. shop.
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Old 12-20-2006, 06:52 AM
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My dad has a '04 250 with 6.0. He has to add coolant ever couple of days, but can't find a leak. The interrior is dry, and everything visible on the motor is dry. Is there a common problem on these motors or something you can't see that might be leaking?
I carried my 04 f350sw back to the local dealership when my truck was loosing coolant by way of the overflow tank. They put in the shop checked it over and found that I had filled the tank to the fill lines on the tank. The factory had not notified anyone but the dealers that they had revised coolant levels for the 6.0 and the new levels at hot are slightly below the lowest mark on the tank they then put a sticker on the tank marking the new level hope this helps. Sincerly Mark Baucom
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My dad has a '04 250 with 6.0. He has to add coolant ever couple of days, but can't find a leak. The interrior is dry, and everything visible on the motor is dry. Is there a common problem on these motors or something you can't see that might be leaking?
agreed is there a stain around the overflow cap and hood area. Lots of info on this all over the site.
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I have the same problem with my 06 250 with 8000 miles took it to the dealer and they told me it was a head gasket but im not convinced.Im still trying to find out for my self.
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I have the same problem with my 06 250 with 8000 miles took it to the dealer and they told me it was a head gasket but im not convinced.Im still trying to find out for my self.
I've had the egr cooler replaced the oil cooler the degas bottle and the fan clutch. The truck still looses some fluid when I run it hard or with a load like half an inch. But it does not run out like it used too the whole tank. I feel these all contributed to the problem but altametly I feel my head bolts are stretched. The dealer does not think it's that bad or that it needs to go in for heads untill after a couple months and I have run it hard in the hot weather with loads. type in degas bottle in goggle and you will find all the TSB.s I took all the Tsb recomundations to my dealer I'll wait to see i still have 60,000 on my warrenty. But might just pay the charge to have a specialist do the heads right and add some more upgrades. good luck.
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Old 01-16-2007, 05:52 PM
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My dad has a '04 250 with 6.0. He has to add coolant ever couple of days, but can't find a leak. The interrior is dry, and everything visible on the motor is dry. Is there a common problem on these motors or something you can't see that might be leaking?
yes there is and it's called the egr cooler. Mine failed twice in 4 months, now I have to pay $17,000 for a new motor on top of the $2500 for the previous repair. The shops say Ford is aware of the problem. There is no visible sign of a leak because the water is leaking into the exhaust and the turbo. Eventually it will completely fail and water will leak into the cylinders through the exhuast manifold. You will notice steam occaisionally from the exhuast. When it completly fails you(and everyone else) will see smoke and steam from the exhuast similiar to an old steam engine. Have the egr coole checked immediatly!!
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As I said in my quote, the EGR cooler. Mine first failed in Aug 2006. Next in Jan 2007. Caused water to leak into cylinders, turbo, oil cooler. First fix cost $2500. This one a new engine for $17000. First failed at 101,000 miles, 1,000 over warranty. There is no sign of a leak, no drivability problems, engine ran great until one day I noticed a little staem from exhuast, which quickly became A LOT of steam from exhuast. Dealer opened up engine and found coolant everywhere. Turbo and exhuast manifold rusted out. Check EGR cooler immediatly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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Old 01-17-2007, 05:46 PM
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Ok, got a chance to see my dead truck at the dealer today. The shop manager told me it was nothing I did or didn't due, I could not have prevented the damage.( I changed my oil every 3,000 miles, performed all dealer recomended service, no mods).Cylindrers 2 & 7 are scored. Head gaskets damaged. After talking to the guys in the shop I know this: The head gaskets for 2003-2004 diesel were not up to the task. Ford went to new gaskets in 2005. The Egr cooler was also redone because of
a high failure rate. In the small town in which I live there are 2 other 2004 6 liter trucks parked next to mine also waiting replacement engines, which Ford now warrants for 2 years and UNLIMITED mileage. My new engine will have a new design turbo,head gaskets, and be completly updated. I was told Ford knows of the problems with this engine, but to get any money out of them you basically have to sue them. Until then, I'm out $20,000 for new engine and previous so called fix!!!!
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