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Delta is 31 - warranty request advice
I just bought an 03 Excursion 6.0L with 88000 miles and it came with a 3mo/3000m warranty. The engine and components appear to be stock. I got my SGII yesterday and cruising at 65 for a few miles I measured a stabilized ECT=181 and EOT=212, so Delta=31. So, warranty item #1 - oil cooler.
To me the coolant temp seems low, so maybe a stuck open thermostat? Warranty item #2 (although this may be saving me right now)
I'm also smelling coolant through the vents, only sometimes and somewhat faint, but it's there. Dealer did a pressure test and said it was fine, and this type of smell is typical, but I'm not convinced. I'm guessing EGR cooler may be leaky and we have warranty item #3.
Your thoughts on the above? Could I have head gasket problems also is this truck was run long or hard with these issues?
I'm thinking if they're in there I should ask them to replace the IPR and HPOP screens as well.
Any advice is appreciated.
2003 Excursion 6.0L 4x4 (w/o rear HVAC)
Insight CTS w/ EGT probe/fuel pressure/coolant pressure/Backup camera
Gearhead SRL tune w/ SCT x4 | Ed's FICM + PHP Eco | River City EGR Delete | Blue spring | DC Power 185
Rotella T6 + Archoil | Optilube XPD | Zerex ELC and DFUser Coolant filter
Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10 | Silverstar ZXE | Excursion high idle mod | Viper Remote Start
Last edited by ynpmoose; 08-06-2013 at 07:05 AM.