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Urgent :Confused by dealship answer regarding EGR
My buddy and I installed an EGR cooler and Oil cooler in my brother inlaws Ford F350 diesel powerstroke 6.0.
Had some issues starting it, but got it going after priming the fuel pump.
Once it started, we noticed some exhaust coming out from where the EGR Cooler we had just put in, attaches to the exhaust manifold
But right about when we noticed it, the tow truck showed up to tow it to the Ford dealership so they could remove any airpockets from the cooling system.
The tool that was to be used for it cost $169 on the internet, and the dealership said they could do an radiator flush and remove all air pockets for $200.
So once it was towed, they started working on the radiator flush, when they noticed the slight leak between where the EGR cooler and Exhaust manifold meet. I know my buddy and me have to take it off again and tighten it up, not sure why there is a leek, we used the same gasket that was between the two in the first place, the gasket seemed good and seemed made out of metal.
But the Ford dealership said that if we do not let them fix it for $700, it will ruin the engine and there will be major consequences.
I had seen the exhaust leak, it is not that much, I wanted to wait a month or so to take it apart at the connection of Egr cooler and Manifold to reset the gasket. We lost access to the garage we had, so we have to wait for the weather to get warmer.
From what I understand, a slight exhaust leek like that only make you lose some engine performance and you have to be carefull when you drive it, in case you get some smoke back in the cag, but other than that no major deal.
What are your opinions on this?