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Old 10-16-2012, 05:02 PM
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6.0 Smoking...

Noticed my truck smoking a couple weeks ago. First time was in the morning after warming up for about 5 minutes. Wasn't to bad in the driveway but on 5min drive to work it was smoking so bad i couldn't see the headlights of the cars behind me driving 50 MPH. Since then it hasn't been as bad but it does it periodically...sometimes when its cold, sometimes when its hot, but not all the time. Sounds like from the posts I have read it may be related to the EGR valve?

I sent a sample of oil into Blackstone Labs for analysis at my last oil change and they said "The only significant
change from last time was sodium, which isn't an additive in diesel-use oil, so it's possible that this shows a
small amount of antifreeze. Coolant usually shows up as both sodium and potassium, though, along with
higher wear, so we're not sure if that's the source. Watch your coolant level to be safe. If you're not losing
any, try 11,000 miles next oil and check back."

I have been keeping an eye on the coolant level and it doesn't appear to be going down.

The smoke appears white to me but it might have a "blueish" tint to it as described by some others.

Anybody else have experience with this same issue. Currently have just over 100K on my 2005 F-250.

Thanks in advance for you help and input

Shep
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:09 PM
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is it running bad too or just smoking?
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Most likely EGR cooler is blown... I wouldn't drive it until you figure it out!
Park it downhill, come back in the morn and take out the EGR valve... If it is wet inside the intake manifold where the valve goes, your EGR cooler is shot and if you continue to drive the truck 100% your Head Gaskets are next!!!
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:45 PM
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egr cooler i would lay good money on it.
Time for a delete kit.
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:09 AM
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Its running fine, temps all running same as always. Coolant level hasn't changed.
Anybody near Richmond, VA know a good reliable Deisel Mechanic.

Park Nose downhill? Don't know much about Deisel's, where is EGR Valve.

Thank ya'll for your help
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:41 PM
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Talked to Mechanic and he said very common on the 6.0L between 100 and 120k. $2500 to put in new Ford Oil Cooler and Bullet Proof EGR. Going to have them put in new hig pressure oil pump while there in there (recommeded).

Truck overheated on way to shop, glad I didn't go on my trip as planned...Thank you everyone for you input...saved me a lot of headache and costly towing bill.

Shep
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