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Old 04-20-2011, 09:45 PM
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Is it safe?

Well i had planned on getting the apr studs, gaskets and an upgraded egr cooler for my newly acquired truck, but it looks like its going to be sooner than later.

Today

I start it up and it turned over kinda funny and didn't think to much about it and go inside to lock up the house. Jump in the truck(not smoking/ running fine) and i take off and notice a little white smoke, about half a mile into the drive its throwing out enough for me to turn around and jump in my other car to go to work.

Get home tonight and start it up and after a couple minutes its smoking and coolant dripping out of the exhaust

So my question is

i need to take this down to the shop(15-20 min drive) on monday, should i limp it down there or have it towed?

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Old 04-20-2011, 09:53 PM
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wow you're burning coolant, lots of it, dont have any buddies with a trailer to tow it for you?
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egr probably crack and coolent and going out the exhaust side, starts smoking after the exhaust gets warm, aaa, tow it, if not, your choice, baby it. this doesnt sound like head gaskets
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wow you're burning coolant, lots of it, dont have any buddies with a trailer to tow it for you?
Not a trailer that can haul this thing, Crew cab long bed.

Ive got a Gen2 lightning but its pretty low and not sure if one of those tow dollies(U-haul rents) would cut it.
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egr probably crack and coolent and going out the exhaust side, starts smoking after the exhaust gets warm, aaa, tow it, if not, your choice, baby it. this doesnt sound like head gaskets
Im pretty sure your diagnosis is spot on. Just dont want to cause any more damage if i dont have to
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i would have it towed versus driving it, hydro lock or blowing your headgaskets would be no fun driving to get it fixed
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i would have it towed versus driving it, hydro lock or blowing your headgaskets would be no fun driving to get it fixed
hydro lock isn't nearly as bad on these trucks as it would be for a gasser, but still no good. I wouldn't drive it EXCEPT to take it to the shop only if you have no other options, which it sounds like you don't. I have had over 70k miles with my ARP studs using my original heads and upgraded Ford head gaskets, so if you get it fixed in time, you can usually avoid any warpage. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE ensure they check the flatness of the heads and the block.
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i'd spend the 100 dollars and have a wrecker come get it enless u had towing on ur insurance
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hydro lock isn't nearly as bad on these trucks as it would be for a gasser, but still no good. I wouldn't drive it EXCEPT to take it to the shop only if you have no other options, which it sounds like you don't. I have had over 70k miles with my ARP studs using my original heads and upgraded Ford head gaskets, so if you get it fixed in time, you can usually avoid any warpage. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE ensure they check the flatness of the heads and the block.
Hydrolock isn't as bad? Yeah, you'll only bend a rod, ask me how I know

Don't start it again, get it to the shop and get the problem fixed. If you suspect there may be water in a cylinder, pull the glow plugs and crank it over a bit to flush it out after the repairs.
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Hydrolock isn't as bad? Yeah, you'll only bend a rod, ask me how I know
Depends on what you were doing when the hydro lock occurred AND how bad the leak into the cylinders was. If you were into it driving into 4k rpms, you should expect that kind of thing. If you were babying it at roughly 2k rpms to get it to a shop, it wouldn't likely hurt your valvetrain or connecting rods.

Ask me how I know...
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