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Old 02-21-2012, 07:41 PM
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Coolant Smell...

ok, so i've been noticing a faint coolant smell when i walk around the front of my truck. Its not a very strong smell but i smell coolant for sure. I don't smell it inside the truck and i'm not seeing any white smoke out the tailpipe.

I do want to pull the EGR valve and clean that good so that will be a good time to check the EGR cooler out.

Any ideas on what to look for before I pull the EGR valve?

truck is a 2007 6.0 totally stock except for a edge insight CTs
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:13 PM
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check for moisture on front of engine, my 02 6.0 would leak out of the bottom of the water pump only after I shut engine off, would not leak while engine running, it did this for several thousand miles before finnally spewing, sometime just a very little would leak and somtime maybe a pint or so.
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:27 PM
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This may help
DTS Articles - 6.0L EGR Valve Cleaning
DTS Articles - EGR Servicing
These guys will show you how to pull it, little raw
6.0L power stroke egr repair - YouTube
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Another thing to check is your radiator. Specifically the areas where your plastic tanks (top and bottom) meet the aluminum fins in the center. Mine seeped from there quite a bit. It's a fairly common problem with these trucks. The good news is that the radiator is fairly easy to replace. Hope this helps!
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:07 PM
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yea, I forgot about the radiator, at about 160,000 the whole bottom of mine blew out.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:52 AM
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yea, I forgot about the radiator, at about 160,000 the whole bottom of mine blew out.
i have 79,000 on my truck. it's just a very faint smell from the front of the truck after i get out when i get home or to work. I don't see anything on the ground but i smell it.

i'm going to try to pullt the EGR valve tomorrow but i think i'm fine there. i don't have any steam or white smoke coming from the tailpipe at all.
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Old 02-24-2012, 02:54 PM
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Have you done a flush recently? If so you may have just have some residue that gets heated up and stinks alittle. Just a thought.
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