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Old 01-15-2014, 01:42 PM
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Steam out of exhaust like a locomotive

Started my truck a few minutes ago and it was smoking,I thought,It did not stop after a couple of minutes after going a mile away and back.While driving it looked like a train locomotive going down the track.It still runs fine,No idiot lights came on.I have pulled the EGR Valve and the inside of the manifold is is very damp.The coolant is a little low now.I do not think is is a head gasket so how else would water be getting into the cylinders and not putting out the glow plugs? Thanks for any input.
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Old 01-15-2014, 02:56 PM
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Probably an EGR cooler failuer you should address this before you hydrolock your engine.
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:42 PM
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I agree,and would not this be the time to do head gasket and studs if they have not been done yet?And how would one tell if they have been done already?
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I agree,and would not this be the time to do head gasket and studs if they have not been done yet?And how would one tell if they have been done already?
Easiest way is to look down by the valve covers at the visible head bolts. If you see a nut and stud youre studded

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Old 01-15-2014, 10:13 PM
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While this is a good indicator of studding it will not show if the gaskets have been changed.
I mention this because I have been seeing a growing trend of people changeing to studs one bolt at a time and never removeing the heads.

Not real fond of that method, been a mechanic too long and have been bit by MURPHY and his laws of probability too many times to deliberately go pokeing a sleeping bear with a sharp stick. Terrible concequences can insue.
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Old 01-24-2014, 02:32 PM
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EGR Cooler Time

I am going to replace the (failed stock) EGR cooler with one from BPD,Are they the only ones that have an alternative oil cooler?Does any body make something like the stock one but better than without completely changing the design?I will also be adding external coolant filter and changing coolant to cat ec-1.Now then,how would I flush old coolant before putting on new parts?I really don't want to run the engine in its present condition and really don't want to after the new parts have been installed.
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:21 PM
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Your EGR cooler has busted internally. The reason why it has busted internally is because the oil cooler has started clogging up which starves the EGR cooler of coolant. Therefore your cooler gets too hot and has pretty much "burned" pinholes in it. I would replace your oil cooler also since you will already be there by it. I purchased an AFE Bladrunner EGR cooler from Alligator Performance. The inside of your OEM cooler looks like a radiator and the AFE cooler has copper tubes. Much more efficient and reliable! The AFE cooler also came with all gaskets needed when replacing it.
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Use the forum's search function for oil cooler and egr cooler info. It will lay out all the details needed. To include flushing and "reverse flushing". Look into restore, restore plus, and Fumoto valves for your flush.

You can weld up your old egr cooler at a muffler shop, you can also use freeze plugs in addition to welding. Or you can completely delete it. Or replace. But don't cheat your 6.0. You must flush and then replace the oil cooler.
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Unless your state does emissions tests on diesel trucks, I'd just delete the EGR Cooler.
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I purchased an AFE Bladrunner EGR cooler from Alligator Performance. The inside of your OEM cooler looks like a radiator and the AFE cooler has copper tubes. Much more efficient and reliable! The AFE cooler also came with all gaskets needed when replacing it.
Copper? I don't think so. It is all stainless steel.
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