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Do I Really Need a Crate Motor
I just got word from the Ford dealership. I will need to replace my 2004 6.0L with only 144,000 miles.
1) Water coming out of exhaust/muffler
2) White Smoke/Water Vapor from tail pipe
3) Water Reservoir has exaust coming out when cap removed and engine is running.
In the 4-5 weeks leading up to this catastrophe I was losing water from the reservoir slowly. A day or two prior to the failure the consumption of water was increasing but no water was coming from the tailpipe/muffler nor was there white smoke/water vapor. I also never overheated the motor.
The day that the motor started belching white smoke I was only a few hundred yards from home so I did not run the truck for an extended time after the complete failure. However I did notice the exaust/coolant smell coming into the cab maybe 5 miles away from the house and the engine began to run rough.
The dealer has not removed the head but is suggesting to replace the entire engine because of the symptoms. I was told that the block is cracked. Can they come to this conclusion without removing the heads?
Is it possible the head has failed or the head gasket has failed and still have the same symptoms?
All help is greatly appreciated.