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06 F250 6.0L several problems
Hello I just joined the forum and I'm seeking help on my 2006 6.0L F250 4dr 4x4 with 109k miles.
About a week and a half ago I noticed the truck was puffing black smoke on take off. Not a lot, just a lot more than usual. The truck also lacked power on take off, then when spooled up it quit smoking and stopped lagging. I trouble shot it to be the EGR valve. I took the EGR out and it was completely caked up, not wet. Coolant was just about a 1/4" low, but I didn't think nothing of it. I replaced it with a new OEM EGR valve and it fixed the problem. So I thought.
A few days ago I noticed the truck was black smoking on takeoff and lagging until spooled up again. Once I get going up to speed and spool up it quits. I also smelled diesel in the cab. I went ahead and drove it anyway to see if it got any worse.
Today I noticed a puddle on the ground underneath the front of the truck. I traced it back to the fuel filter housing on the front of the engine where the star/hex bolts are. When running its trickling out of there pretty good. Then I noticed it running out the back if the engine also, which I figure Diesel is just running down the top of the engine and out the back.
When trying to find this leak I noticed the coolant was gone from the reservoir. I eased open the cap on the reservoir and relieved the pressure and then seen the coolant at the very bottom of the reservoir. So it has coolant, it is just low.
No problems starting, no white smoke, no clattering, no loss of power on mid and top range, no smoke in mid to top range, Fuel mileage stayed the same from the beginning. No Towing in this time period.
Problems low coolant, leaking diesel out the fuel filter housing, black smoke on take off.
Any ideas? Do you think the problems are all related or separate cases of trouble?
I really like these trucks. I want to fix it and fix it right. That's why I came here. Thanks a lot!