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Old 01-12-2014, 05:47 PM
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Got stuck in mud now truck sick

Friday at work I got my 2003 f250 cc fx4 6.0l stuck in the mud pretty bad. I had about 1,000lbs in the bed and another 5,000lbs on a 4x8 trailer. The truck started to run hotter than normal so I stopped trying to get unstuck and let it idle. At one point the temp gauge pegged out and then dropped at 1/4 way down towards normal. degas bottle has had the white crud around the cap since I bought the truck but after the high temp it was worse. got winched out and once on the highway I noticed the tuck had a lose in power when acceleration and a loud air noise coming from{sounds like at least}passenger side of cab. Checked the forums and already checked all pipe and hose connections. Only pipe not check is the collector y pipe to turbo. Just crawled under the truck and noticed soot around the exhaust manifolds at cylinders 7&8.
Some history on the truck. It is stock to my knowledge. It has had a ecm update by ford. I just did the blue spring update. It has a open air element filter on it right now(going to kn system next month) I think the cat is hallow, at least when you hit it with a wrench it sounds so. I have no tuner on it bu think previous owner did. I am running 305/65/18 on a custom rim set up. I am running t6 rottellia right now.(going to royal purple next oil change).
This is my work truck I really need it running 100% asap. just dont know where to start looking for the problem. I am sure somebody is going to tell me to delete egr and stud the heads. A shop in houston is studding it and installing a bulletproof disel egr cooler in Feb.
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:06 PM
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Update: when driving truck holds in gear and blows blueish gray smoke. Let off the throttle and tranny shifts and no more smoke. Unfortunately I am still having to drive the truck. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for reading.
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Old 01-14-2014, 05:23 AM
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It sounds like you need to get it over to the shop before February. Could be a blown head gasket.
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:22 AM
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That's what I am afraid of. I called a shop in Houston that said they can look at it Friday. Unfortunately I can't afford this truck to be down for more than a couple days. Got any suggestions on shops that do good work that aren't back logged two weeks? How much should I expect this to cost me? There is no water in the oil also and not losing coolant.
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:24 AM
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Also noticed the tranny hang up doesn't happen when tow/haul is engaged.
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:09 AM
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Well I feel like a dumb$&@. The coupling from the turbo outlet has a big rip in it. Duck taped it up till metal coupling is found and bought.
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:31 AM
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Glad to hear it was something simple!
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:53 AM
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Glad ya found it cause every scenario I ran didn't quite fit. I just kept getting a blank.

Didn't mean to abandon ya but I been kinda sick.
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:32 AM
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Asheville thanks and Dannyboy thanks too. I joined cause this forum has the most accurate info on these trucks.
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