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Old 02-15-2010, 07:51 AM
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Bad EGR cooler?

I am fairly sure I have a bad EGR cooler. I have been leaking a small amount of antifreeze and I can't find an external leak. I have also smelled a strong odor of antifreeze when towing. Would a bypass kit solve the problem with a flash to turn off the EGR or should I do the delete kit. I would rather do the bypass but don't want to do it if it won't fix the leaking part of it. Thanks yall.
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Be careful with just deleting the EGR and thinking your problem is gone. You will be better off replacing the oil cooler as well as deleting the EGR cooler/replacing the EGR cooler. Also, a bad leak in a cooler can breach the head gaskets if too much water is allowing in the combustion chamber. This is nothing to mess around with you want to do it right the first time.
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Old 02-16-2010, 04:56 AM
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Ok Im going to show my newness and ignorance but once I get down to the EGR cooler how much harder is it to get to the oil cooler and replace it. I have mechaniced on lots of things just not a 6.0 powerstroke. I am going to attempt this with a friend when I get parts in. I found a EGR delete and new oil cooler kit on ebay for $430 and think Im gonna go with that. Any good kits that anyone knows of for the egr delete and new oil cooler all together?
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Ok Im going to show my newness and ignorance but once I get down to the EGR cooler how much harder is it to get to the oil cooler and replace it. I have mechaniced on lots of things just not a 6.0 powerstroke. I am going to attempt this with a friend when I get parts in. I found a EGR delete and new oil cooler kit on ebay for $430 and think Im gonna go with that. Any good kits that anyone knows of for the egr delete and new oil cooler all together?
If you found both EGR cooler delete and Oil cooler overhaul kit combined for $430...that is a great price. I picked up my EGR delete kit for $250 and Oil coller overhaul kit for $160 (both ebay)...but separate purchases. Not sure if I've seen them sold together. Once you're into the EGR cooler the oil cooler is right there and should be pulled and overhauled at the same time, as well as the intake hotbathed and install a coolant filter and CCV filter as well to prevent future issues with your oil cooler and intake. Also pick up a new hpop sump screen from neal tech (stainless steel) $20. Look at your HPOP STc fitting and Turbo drain tubes to ensure they are the latest ones.
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Old 02-16-2010, 07:22 AM
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Ok a new twist. I was just out there checking one last time to see if I could find the leak and underneath the turbo was a HUGE rats nest. I pulled about 3 handfulls of hair and insulation and couldn't get some of it. It was a little wet and smelled like antifreeze. Is there anything underneath the turbo they might have chewed through that could be giving me the same symptoms of a bad egr cooler. Im going to delete it anyway just wondering if there is anything i should inspect a little closer given the circumstances.
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Old 02-16-2010, 07:47 AM
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This is the kit I found its item #160399118027 on ebay or 6.0 EGR COOLER BYPASS KIT AND NEW OIL COOLER KIT : eBay Motors (item 160399118027 end time Feb-26-10 18:36:12 PST) What do yall think?
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Ok a new twist. I was just out there checking one last time to see if I could find the leak and underneath the turbo was a HUGE rats nest. I pulled about 3 handfulls of hair and insulation and couldn't get some of it. It was a little wet and smelled like antifreeze. Is there anything underneath the turbo they might have chewed through that could be giving me the same symptoms of a bad egr cooler. Im going to delete it anyway just wondering if there is anything i should inspect a little closer given the circumstances.
That would be the oil cooler outlet-to-EGR cooler inlet rubber hose that has probably began leaking. It would be the original orange coloured hose. The updated hose connection is blue in colour.
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I have seen a number of the little orange coolant hoses leak, definetly check it out, lots cheaper than egr/oil cooler repair. pressure test the system and see if you can locate the source before you condeem the coolers. as m-chan said the orignal is orange and the replacement is blue.
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