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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

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Pull it the 40 miles.
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could just be a dirty egr valve. Trying pulling it an cleaning it.

Plus when you pull it you can see if its wet. Which would point you to a blown cooler.
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Pull it the 40 miles.
Pull it as in tow it?
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Yea, you should get it towed.

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Have it towed before it hydrolocks.

Just because the EGR valve doesn't open electronically, doesn't mean that boost levels (exhaust pressue) won't push it open.
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Ah I see what you mean. I'll tow her home for some diagnosis then
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We I got it home. turns out it is throwing a P0299 code which I believe is turbo underboost?

Anyway the batteries were low from sitting so I've got it on the trickle charger. Seems the EGR cooler and oil cooler are fine!



She's a bit rusty but I'll clean it up and paint it
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