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blown head gasket also??
Thank you all for all this awesome info!! I just purchased my first powerstroke at auction this past weekend. It’s a 2005 F350 6.0 SRW crew cab 6speed manual. The truck blew white smoke all the way to the trailer we hauled it home on (steam we’re pretty sure) and the guy that owned it said he thought it needed a head gasket. After doing some research legwork (this forum has been SUPER helpful!!) we pulled the EGR valve and found when you turned it over it puked coolant, so we’re pretty certain that needs corrected, however, we’re still unsure as to whether the head gasket may also be a problem. The coolant reservoir seems to builds pressure very quickly (it smells like exhaust…) but we’re unsure why, since to the best of our knowledge, if it’s the exhaust from the EGR cooler leaking into the coolant it shouldn’t build pressure like that unless the exhaust is plugged off somewhere down the line (like your hand over the tail pipe), is this correct? I kinda wonder if the Turbo itself would cause enough back pressure to cause this.
So I guess my question is, is there a way to tell or a procedure you can do to tell if you have compression leakage causing the pressure in the coolant reservior as verses exhaust pressure from a busted EGR cooler? I hate to have it torn down that far for the EGR cooler and not go the extra bit for the head gaskets and end up having to tear it down a second time. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me on this!!
2005 F350 6.0 Crew Cab SRW flatbed w/6 speed manual 104k miles (currently stock) - soon-to-be daily driver / hay trailer hauler