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Headgaskets of EGR cooler?
Hi guys and gals,
From previous threads, some of you know my truck is burning mad coolant. I was hoping y'all could diagnose it as egr cooler or headgaskets.
Burning a lot of coolant, at all times. Sometimes it will clear itself out and there will not be any more visable smoke.
Rare hardstarts; by rare I mean its happened twice in the month it's been happening.
Upper radiator hose is hard as a rock after driving it.
There is no powerloss and it runs very smooth. Also, economy hasn't dropped at all, has risen actually.
From looking on here, I belive it's the EGR cooler based on symptoms, but I've been told it seems like I have blown headgaskets.
I have gotten some price quotes for repair...
$1000 plus fluids for EGR cooler repair.
$3000-$4000 for headgasket repair/egr delete/studs/oil cooler rebuild.
I just bought the truck and the dealer I bought it from will not stand behind it at all. So this will be all out of pocket.
My question is, should I pour all of this money into this truck or go get a new one.... with a warrenty....
Either way I will be pissed for having spent X amount of money so I can have a vehicle to drive...