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Old 06-24-2010, 07:50 AM
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EGR Question...

I know that every single EGR question known to man has probably been beaten to death on this site, but I am having trouble finding the answer to mine.

I am blowing white smoke and I suspect it to be my EGR cooler... Will unplugging my EGR temorarily fix the white smoke issue? I'll deal with a CEL if I won't be burning coolant like mad. I plan on replacing the cooler with the bulletproof one once $$$ permits...

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Old 06-24-2010, 08:01 AM
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I don't know, but I wouldn't try it personally. Park it and wait for the money . Don't forget, when you're in there replacing it, to replace your oil cooler too, because that's probably the reason the EGR cooler popped. Oh yeah, get a coolant filter too
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I was hoping to do one with out the other.

Parking it is not an option for me. It is my only vehicle and I need to get back and forth to work. There are zero drivabilty issues, just the white smoke. No power-loss or anything.
The sad thing is that I just bought this to drop my dying chevy, and this isn't helping my situation any.

Hopefully the check I'm waiting for comes soon so I can get this resolved...
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The problem with continuing to drive it with coolant in the cylinders, is eventually you will get enough in there, and pop a HG or two , if you haven't already. Get some money together for ARP's and gaskets too

You could always rent a car for the time being. . . .
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Just got a quote from a local diesel shop.

$1000 parts and labor to fix it. Well.... it's better than I thought...
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I can't even rent a car lol.

19 years old FTL...
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Just got a quote from a local diesel shop.

$1000 parts and labor to fix it. Well.... it's better than I thought...
With a stock cooler? Is that with the oil cooler replacment too?

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I can't even rent a car lol.

19 years old FTL...
Chit,
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That is with making sure the stocker is up to snuff. If it is bad, then it will have to be replaced. And it will cost extra.

Haha yea it kinda sucks being this young. I feel like I'm fourty though haha. Kid and mortgage at 19... Yay for gray hair by the time I'm 22!!!
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dont half arse the repairs or your just going to be paying for them again down the road. pick up an egr delete kit on ebay for around $300, search on here or ebay for the oil cooler rebuild, and dieselsite for a coolant filter.

consider all of these intertwined and inseperable, dont do one without the other so to speak.

and if your driving it with coolant filling the cylinders you could be in for more than just headgaskets, its a good way to hydrolock the engine and bend rods and that will cost big $$$.
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Like stated above do everything right the first time or you might end up going back into it for the same problems.

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Yay for gray hair by the time I'm 22!!!
Dont feel bad about gray hair a girl noticed my bald spot in grade ten art class
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