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Hold on there. Do you still have an EGR cooler on there, or have you yanked it out? Do you have your truck tuned? What I think it is, based on what you signature says, is that your Exhaust Gas Temperatures got way too high, and it caused your coolant to boil in your EGR cooler, and it forced your de-gas bottle to puke. Do you have gauges?
Your Sig doesn't say anything about a gauges or an EGR delete. And if it is not tuned, that doesn't mean that you can't cause the thing to puke on stock tuning. The 6.0 is already a hot tuned motor.
What I would suggest is check the liquid once it gets light out side, and it will probably be coolant. Check the coolant bottle to see how much is missing. Check your oil to see if there is any water in it. If there is no water in the oil, then refill the bottle and take it for a drive. See if it immediately starts blowing it out again.
You may have cracked your EGR cooler, in which case it won't get better now that it's cooled off. If you only overheated the cooler, then it could have survived, and you have a lesson learned.
The other possibility is that you did blow a head gasket, but I don't think so. With a stock turbo, stock tuning, etc, it is generally not going to blow a head gasket. 6.0's are known for having bad gaskets and weak head bolts, but usually when they fail it because of abuse (tuners, big turbos and injectors). Some stock ones will fail too.
So, to further diagnose this, you need to tell everyone what else the truck has.
EGR, tuning, other mods, what gauges, etc. This will fill in the other pieces of the puzzle.
Eli Benson - EMT, Ambulance Mechanic
'08 F350 Dually KR - Spartan'd
'07 F250 CC SB 4x4 XLT - SCT /w Innovative Tunes
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