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Old 06-24-2008, 07:49 AM
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6.0 egr, white smoke ?

06 6.0 w/ 39k- A couple days ago the check engine light came on. Truck was running like crap, blowing black smoke. Code was the EGR, took it out cleaned the crap out, seemed to fix it, no problem. I drove it yesterday and it was fine all day.

This morning I ran it about 30 miles to a job, then about 20 minutes later had to run out to get something. It was pouring white smoke out baaaadd. Big cloud behind me. It started overheating a bit, so I let it cool off, then added some water to the tank. It was about 2 gal low.

Now it seems fine again- no smoke, but I'm still nervous. Should I take it in?
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:07 AM
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sounds like the egr cooler was going , and has finally went , need to take it in
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:24 AM
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My dad's cooler also went up towing a trailor in his 07 6.0. the dealership said it was a common problem with the 6.0's. It was overheating and tons of white smoke was pooring out of the exhaust, sounds like the same exact thing that happened to you.
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:35 AM
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Yep the ole EGR cooler has busted probably needs oil cooler to.
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Old 06-24-2008, 01:46 PM
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I dropped it off at the dealer this afternoon. We'll see what they say. Thanks guys.
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:50 AM
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UPDATE: I picked it up from the dealer and all they did was reprogram the PCM and pressure tested the cooling system. All is well-?

I explained to the service rep when I dropped it off all the above in the 1st post, and all he wrote down for the tech was- "intermittent check eng light, white smoke, loss of coolant"

It seems fine now, but it also hasn't blown a bit of white since i added coolant.
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:55 AM
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i think youll be back at the dealer before long, i guess we'll see
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I would go to another dealer and tell them to check the EGR and Cooler, If they don't change anything you souldn't be out any $$.
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Yeah that sounds fishy. If it smokes even a little bit again take it back immediatly and have it checked.
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Old 06-29-2008, 05:49 AM
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Well, the smoke is back, bad as ever. Drove it yesterday with no problems, until I was on the way home. Temp was normal, no smoke/steam, but it was losing power. I was almost home, limped it back.

The coolant was low again this morning. I filled it, it was hard to start, runs like crap as if it's not on all cylinders. There was a huge steam cloud blowing out the tail pipe, and there is a steady stream of water leaking out of the muffler. I'm getting a tow truck to haul it back to the dealer.

Would the EGR cooler dump coolant into the exhaust like that? Would it make it run bad?
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