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Old 11-12-2012, 09:32 AM
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EGR Cooler - leak - advice needed

Hi there. I am new to the diesel world and am glad I found this site. I am driving a 2004 F250 Harley. It has 134,000miles on it. I just had the FICM and EGR valve replaced about 2 weeks ago in addition to a new gasket for the heater core. I took the truck back in to the shop b/c it was still leaking coolant and the wife was getting mad.


The shop called and informed me that the tube connecting the EGR cooler to the Oil cooler is leaking. to fix the leak is $1,000 (labor time getting access) OR $1,500 to do an EGR delete.

Advice would be greatly appreciated. From what i have seen on this site, the oil cooler should be addressed. The shop said i didnt even have to worry about it.

BTW - i use the truck as my daily driver, no towing at all.

Thanks in advance
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:52 AM
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If it's only leaking out of the hose why would they want $1000 to repair it? Also just buy either a BulletProofDiesel egr cooler if you want to retain your emissions equipment or buy an egr delete kit for $150 on eBay and install either of them yourself. Screw paying someone else $1000-$1500 to do the job you can do yourself. Also your correct, if your replacing either one of the coolers (oil cooler or egr cooler) its good practice to replace them both at the same time.
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do the delete. or you will be spending the 1500 down the road later.

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Thanks for your input Tuscany. I would love to install the BulletProof kit with the oil cooler. I will call them and see how much it would be for the BPD EGR cooler. I have a feeling it will be more than $1,500. The reason for $1,000 to fix the leak is because of the labour time of removing all the components to get to the leak, apparently.

I am going to admit this right here....i am not mechanically inclined and currently do not have the time to tackle this on my own. Oh how i wish i could. This forum has the information available for me. I just cant find the time.
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Don't go back to that shop, they are ignorant. It's probably just the hose leaking. Apparently they dont stand by their work? Make a big sign and put it on your back window, drive up there, and see if they get the idea. Geez.

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Old 11-12-2012, 10:57 AM
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Southend,

that is why i am baffled. the mechanic, before he looked at it the second time, told me that he highly doubts its the hose that connects the egr and oil cooler and he rarely has ever seen that. but today, i get a call saying that it is in fact that rare hose.

the problem is, there is very few diesel shops up here in Courtice, Ontario.
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Southend,

that is why i am baffled. the mechanic, before he looked at it the second time, told me that he highly doubts its the hose that connects the egr and oil cooler and he rarely has ever seen that. but today, i get a call saying that it is in fact that rare hose.

the problem is, there is very few diesel shops up here in Courtice, Ontario.
They need to fix the dam thing if they installed it, stand your ground.....you didnt pay for a botched job did you? There are plenty of shade tree mechanic on the org that have changed an egr cooler with no problems, and a few that developed the same leak, and just fixed it. You are the customer, stand your ground, or get your truck out of there.

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Old 11-12-2012, 11:11 AM
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when i originally brought it in, they fixed the heator core and put a new gasket in. they never actually did any work on the egr cooler. they however put a new egr valve in b/c the old one was 8 yrs old and pretty coked up.
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when i originally brought it in, they fixed the heator core and put a new gasket in. they never actually did any work on the egr cooler. they however put a new egr valve in b/c the old one was 8 yrs old and pretty coked up.
Ok, heater cores dont have gaskets, as far as I know. I think you need to get your truck, get a flashlight and see for yourself. You def need a monitor to check your deltas, and the health of your truck before dumping money into something that you know nothing about. Those egr cooler hoses do leak from time to time, most especially if it is orange. It's not a thousand dollar job to replace.

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Old 11-12-2012, 11:28 AM
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Here, good info........Write Up: Monitoring the 6.0L PSD.

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