First post from a Newb in love with this site.
I have a 2004 F350 with the 6.0 - about 130,000 miles.
My egr valve went and I replaced it. (Diagnosed that problem and how to change it right here on Powerstroke!) Incidentally no white residue or coolant at that time, just tons of soot from too much idling.
All was well until about three weeks ago - started getting white smoke and smelling some coolant.
Noticed the coolant supply tank was about an inch low - next day it was an inch lower. Third day it emptied out. Refilled it - so I could run it onto a flatbed to bring home. Been parked since.
I know - I know...(learned here I should have parked it asap at the first sign of the snake).
Anyways - I ordered a Sinister delete kit and have it ready to install.
It bears mentioning that at no time did I notice any coolant leaks under the truck - and I would have - lots of snow here.
So I am wondering - am I safe to install my delete kit and keep on trucking - or are there going to be other demons to contend with - such as shot head gaskets?
As I said - no signs of a leak under the truck - idling or parked for the night. Just the white snake and the smell of coolant (I believe coming from the exhaust).
Need help and opinions please - this is my work truck - bread and butter for the family.