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Unplug EGR if cooler leaking? E-350
So I'm picking up an E-350 6.0L pretty cheap. Reason is she's blowing white smoke/steam for about 5 mins on start up then it clears up. I'm hoping this is the EGR cooler... well not hoping but you know. If this is the EGR cooler since I plan to drive it home 40 miles (60km) does it makes sense to un-plug the EGR valve to keep it closed and avoid sucking in coolant into the intake?
Or does my problem sound like something other than the EGR and should I just tow it and avoid the risk of more damage?
I plan to do an EGR delete and replace the oil cooler, clean the turbo (I have VW's so I know all about stuck turbo vanes).
Hopefully the head gasket isn't shot as I hear you then have to pull the van body?
Pretty excited though... this will be a low use rig... for hauling poultry to slaughter, jeep to the trails and any random stuff I want to haul that's too heavy/big to fit in a VW Jetta haha