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post #1 of 49 Old 12-07-2011, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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I Guess I`m throwing in the towel

I own a 04 F-250 6.0 Crew Cab.Long bed. Last winter I began getting all kinds of weird codes. FICM, EGR. Cruise Control and many more I don't remember. I replaced the EGR valve and most of the problems seemed to go away. But after reading on here about the ECT and the EOT I began to watch it pretty closely. I noticed the oil temp getting 10 or 15 degrees hotter than the ECT but it took awhile for it to heat up, it wasn't all that bad truck runs fine still does. I haven't noticed any difference in the way it runs now and the way it ran befor all this started. I decided to do the engine flush with the VC-9 and Restore. All went well but then the oil temp shot up fast, and the temp difference between the coolant and the oil was 20 degrees. I figured I plugged the oil cooler completely and haven't drove it since and that was 6 months ago. My question is what would it cost to just have the oil and EGR cooler replaced? All I want to do is fix it and sell it. I`ve come to the conclusion I can`t afford this type of truck. It has every option available for that year except back-up sensors and has 83.000 miles, and runs and drives perfect. If I hadn`t read on this forum and if I didn`t have my monitor I wouldnt have known anything is wrong. Thanks everyone.
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You might try back flushing the system http://home.comcast.net/~lyon.family...ush%20v1-0.pdf
When you did your flush what did you do first the restore then the VC-9 i like the resore+ better than the VC-9 it is all in how you do the flush also mine took 12.5 hrs 48 gallons of distilled water and 1/4 tank of fuel but here is the coolers i would get. Once you get this fixed it should be a good truck
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Unfortunatly flushing at this point isnt going to fix your problem. Flushing is preventative and normally cant unclog a clogged oil cooler. On a good note if your truck is an early 04 the your probably have the round EGR cooler (pre 10/2003) and dont really have to worry about that. Bad news, you oil cooler is probably shot and needs to be replaced. In that case you should flush before you replace the oil cooler and then make sure you put CAT EC-1 (ELC) rated coolant in with distilled water after the replacement to help prevent this from happening again.

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If you are getting rid of the truck and it runs fine then I wouldnt throw anymore money at it just trade it in and let the next guy handle it.

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Just put an oil cooler in and an EGR delete and it's doubtful that any more problems will be had.

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I`m sure my oil cooler is clogged and needs replaced. What I`m thinking is I quit driving it be for any real damage was done. So I should be OK with just a new oil cooler and egr cooler?
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Hey if your that fed up ill trade ya for mine! Egr deleted, studded and oil cooler replaced.
I could use the CC.
But really man the oil cooler isnt that expensive and if your mechanically inclined its really not that bad of a job.

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I`m sure my oil cooler is clogged and needs replaced. What I`m thinking is I quit driving it be for any real damage was done. So I should be OK with just a new oil cooler and egr cooler?
Since you've already got the flush done, I'd say a new oil cooler and EGR delete would fix you up good. Would recommend a coolant filter as well.

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are you properly monitoring these parameters? I.e. if you cold start and stare at the ect, eot, it is normal to have a large temp. Difference. Make sure you are properly monitoring the data. I would hate to see anybody get rid of a perfectly good truck.
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are you properly monitoring these parameters? I.e. if you cold start and stare at the ect, eot, it is normal to have a large temp. Difference. Make sure you are properly monitoring the data. I would hate to see anybody get rid of a perfectly good truck.
Me to, I love the truck. I drove it to town and back @ 30 miles and by the time the ECT reached 190 degrees the oil temp was at @217 and climbing. Thats when I parked it. I read here that when the oil cooler ruptures it can take out the head gasket, fuel injectors and more. This is what I`m hoping I avoided by parking it till I can afford to either fix it myself or have it done. I`ll more than likely have to try and do it myself. I know I could probably sell it the way it is and not mention my concerns but I just can`t do that.
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