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post #1 of 12 Old 11-05-2009, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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problems with 06 Amarillo Edition

Ok guys I need some opinions I've talked to some mechanics and they're telling me to stay away, but this truck is prestiene condition. The truck sounds fine when running, no misses, shifts smooth interior is emaculate. What concerns me is when we first stared it, it smoked like a mosquito fogger, not thick but a good bit of white smoke. As we drove it, it stopped until we would slow down for someone turning and accelerate it would blow out a good size puff of smoke. I drive a 7.3 so I know they do smoke some but it's usually black, not white-ish grey color. The mechanics have told me what it could be but I would like to hear some of yalls opinions as to what it could be.

Truck has right at 101k miles on it.

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EGR cooler may need replaced.

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keep the 7.3
I am keeping the 7.3, the Amarillo is for the wife.
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how major of an engine component is it?

what i mean is how much damage does it do to the engine if its not working right.

cuz hes' made me an offer I really dont want to pass up
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how major of an engine component is it?

what i mean is how much damage does it do to the engine if its not working right.

cuz hes' made me an offer I really dont want to pass up
can anybody answer this?
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I really need some advice on this cuz I dont want the guy to sell it from under me if it's not a major engine problem
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how major of an engine component is it?

what i mean is how much damage does it do to the engine if its not working right.

cuz hes' made me an offer I really dont want to pass up
Im not an expert, but it's a pretty important componet. If your willing to do an EGR delete (800 bucks, more or less) as SOON as you get the truck, go for it. If your SURE thats the problem anyways. If you don't fix it, your looking at a couple grand for head gaskets. Someone else with more experience will chime in I'm sure.

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Replacing an EGR cooler is nothing. If that's the only that possibly be wrong with it I'd go ahead buy it...

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well I didnt want to mention it before cuz i wanted to see what was said about the truck, but hes giving me a 3yr 36k mile warranty with it so if something does go wrong all i gotta pay is 100 bucks and everything else is covered.

So i guess the wife will be going the powerstroke club as well, we'll be signing the papers tomorrow.

Thanks to everyone that responded guys.
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