Well, my dad totally screwed up his 04 F350 PSD diesel, its been drinking coolant as fast as it uses up diesel fuel. We went to a diesel repair shop in the area and they did some simple diagnostics and recommended we do a full job on the engine since it is very common for the parts to fail, even if it is still holding up.
So the deal he gave us is the following:
Perform EGR Delete with welding the EGR on both end.
Update High Pressure Oil System
Replace Intake Manifold Gaskets
Service VG Turbo Charger
Upgrade/Replace Oil cooler, oil filter screen.
ARP Head Stud
Head gasket replacement
If we only does EDR delete its
Also the diagnostics turned out some code with Injector misfiring, so he is also recommending replacing all the injectors for $300 a piece which is ~300x8=$2400+tax
If we do it all it will be $5000 + the injector price which add to around $7000-8000 dollars.
Sorry for the long thread but I want to hear wut others have to say before spending 8 grand on this truck that we brought for $11000 for.
Do you guys think all that is necessary, or is he scamming us to buy stuff that isn;t needed?
PS:the engine runs a bit shakey when cold started on the ramp which Im guessing where the misfiring code came from, but it runs very smooth once warmed up for about 5 min. - just my 2 cents I have no knowledge in diesel engines