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post #1 of 4 Old 07-15-2014, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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Puff of white smoke

Well like the title says I noticed this little gem today. Truck gives off a nice white puff of smoke under the initial start-up until that signature PSD whistle starts. Seems to be cranking a tad harder as of late as well.

Truck is a later '04. Mods list is short - Edge Insight CTS, Diamond Eye 4" Turboback exhaust (straight pipe), and Sinister Diesel coolant filter.

I'm leaning towards a blown or on it's last leg EGR cooler from what I'm reading.

Truck had a mess (told in the area of $4,000) of work done to it before the dealership put it up on the lot. That was at the 96K miles mark, truck now has 133K on it. One of the key items was the oil cooler which is why I chose this truck.

Truck is still under an extended warranty I took out against it for another 11K miles or so. Looking for best options here.

I'm definitely going to keep my cooler in, so what is everyones preference on aftermarket coolers?

2004 SCAB SB 6.0 PSD - STUDDED, SCT X4 with custom Gearhead SRL tune, Edge Insight CTS, Blue Spring, 4" straight pipe dumped before rear tire, Sinister Diesel coolant filter, intake elbow and CAC pipes, EGR is MIA , Superwinch hubs - 2002 Mustang coupe 3.8L V6 5speed - Too many mods to list - 1990 BMW 535i 5speed project car



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For what its worth if you still have a warranty let Ford put a new EGR cooler in it. I put an 06 model one in my 04 back in 2006 and it is still there.
Yes there are better ones out there in the aftermarket but they will cost you more than your small deductible for your warranty work.
I personally will not let Ford touch my truck after they burned me but I also don't have a paid for warranty.
When my EGR cooler does get replaced I will be using a bulletproof diesel part.
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Got the valve out tonight. It's not dry soot on the valve, it's wet/goopy almost like oil sludge. I also looked down into the manifold with a flashlight and saw what looks like condensation inside - little water droplets everywhere.


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EGR cooler not covered by the warranty. They'll quote me for labor Teusday while they're taking care of the hub on the driver's side. Will definetly be going aftermarket on this as I'm going to own this thing for awhile.


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