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Old 12-30-2009, 03:01 PM
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6.0 coolant leak

When i park my truck i notice a puddle of coolant under the rear passengerside of the motor. It leaked about 1 gallon in the past 3 months. thats with 2000 miles put on it. Anyone have any idea what could be leaking? there is just over 80,000 on the truck. the only mods are a banks 6 gun and banks exhaust
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Old 12-31-2009, 02:47 AM
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Could be a number of things. The EGR cooler, heater lines, HG. Just have to get in there and see what's wet. It would help if you have a pressure tester.
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Did you find the leak? I have a 2004 ford 6.0 PSD that has a coolant leak at right rear of engine and dripping off starter. it is NOT the EGR cooler hose.
replaced orange egr cooler hose with blue hose and the 2 o-rings on the coolant housing that the hose goes on. if you found yours it might be something for me to check.
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Does someone have an answer to this? my truck is an 04 and doing the exact same thing and i need clarification on this because i dont want to get raped at the Ford dealer
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Old 01-12-2010, 06:26 PM
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I've got a 04 any mine is leaking in the front of the motor. I think its the water pump. Any other suggestions. Need help
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Well I'm pretty sure no ford master techs are going to help you now, but as already stated, pressure testing of the cooling system is in order. if you think the h20 pump is leaking, it usually leaves a whitish trail or even a wet trail if currently dripping, on the lower radiator hose. the drip off the starter would prompt me to inspect the up pipe to ex manifold connection.this is where you will see coolant drip in the event of egr cooler failure. I'm just guessing without testing though, lol

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I took my truck to a mechanic that said my egr coolant hose was leaking. He won't work on it, I can't find any diesel mechanics that want to touch my 6.0. They all say that the turbo has to come off to fix it is that true? Can I just do a egr delete kit myself? It's a bone stock 2005

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Old 01-27-2010, 01:28 PM
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Turbo and intake need to come off.
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Old 01-27-2010, 02:16 PM
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Turbo and intake need to come off.
How hard is this to do? Do I need to have a trained mechanic do this work? The people I have talked to seem to think the turbo is a major job.

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Old 01-27-2010, 02:28 PM
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How hard is this to do? Do I need to have a trained mechanic do this work? The people I have talked to seem to think the turbo is a major job.

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The turbo and intake DO NOT need to come off for this repair. Go to your nearest Ford dealer and ask for part number RH-153 for the updated replacement EGR cooler hose. Replace requires only removal of the hot side charge air cooler tube (two 11mm fasteners on the clamps at each end), and the two TX-30 oil cooler outlet fasterners on top of the oil cooler, and LOTS of finesse.
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