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Head gaskets, EGR, or something else?

Hey guys. This is my first post, have read on here but never posted. Had a problem this weekend though with my 04 6.0. All stock.

Saturday I was pulling a load of cows home. About 30 mies from home, I was idling down a hill to a stop sign. In my mirror, I noticed a small puff of white smoke out of the exhaust. I've never had any troubles so I didn't think much of it. Soon as I accelerated, the smoke was gone. It was a tough pull into a head wind, so I thought maybe I burned off some excess diesel decelerating.

About 10 miles from home, it suddenly started to smoke while I was on the throttle. Just puffs of smoke. Still white. It would smoke whenever I let off the throttle, then clear, then smoke again when I accelerated. I figured I better hurry home and check it out.

5 miles from home, BAM!!! I was rolling smoke/steam like a locomotive. My temp. Went to the roof instantly. No steam from under hood though. Engine was running ok though. I had no where to go but home, so I pulled off and tried to let it cool. It didn't. Coolant was boiling and low. I went 3 miles, slowly, to the neighbors, and popped the hood and filled it with water while it was running. It cooled it off, so I hustled home, engine sounded ok, but was dogging some. White smoke like a train still

Was still cool when I got home, so I hurried and unloaded the cows and unhooked. When unloading, the motor sounded like it was gurgling for a moment, then cleared. Once I unhooked, I parked, shut it off, and am now searching for answers.

What's your guy's opinion? Thanks for any input. I've been told head gaskets, egr cooler, and egr valve. I hope it's the egr cooler or valve.
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Drive it like you stole it, Or I will.

If your signature block picture is bigger than most peoples post, maybe it's time to fix it. I suggest you tape a photo of your truck to your computer screen, then it only screws up your view.
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Pull your EGR valve....two 8mm bolts. If it is wet inside the intake manifold, you have a bad EGR cooler.
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