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Pulling the trigger tomorrow...
Well, I am pulling the trigger tomorrow morning to have my EGR deleted. I have made every attempt to get out of this truck, but my options were an HHR or a Cobalt. I told the dealer I would rather walk...
Sooo... I am opting to try and fix mine. I strongly believe that it is a serverly blown EGR cooler. The tech said that my truck had the most moisture under the EGR valve he has ever seen. I am going to have them delete the entire EGR and rebuild the oil cooler if needed, replace the HPOP screen( I think that is what it is.) then is there also some fitting of some sort that it also prone to fail? I have read about it, but cannot remember the name.
I have looked into taking legal action against the dealer that sold me the truck, but I have no leg to stand on. Checked lemon law, and some other options, but since the truck was bought "as-is", I'm effed in the A!
The reason I think that it is a blown cooler is:
No cross contamination between oil and coolant.
No power, economy loss.
No running issues, besides burning massive amounts of coolant.
Coolant under the EGR valve.
Pressure in the upper coolant tank, but no puking.
No leaks, minus internally.
Sounds like the cooler, based on everything I have read?
Plus, I would believe if it had a blown gasket, I would be experiencing many more problems besides white smoke and coolant loss?
Quotes at $1000-$1100 to fix it. Hoping to have it back Tuesday. I would do it myself, but I have no extra vehicle to drive. One dealership I am working with were nice enough to give a loaner. So I figure I'd have their diesel tech take care of it...
Do y'all think this is the best decision??