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Tow/Haul Problems... Help

First of all, I am a new diesel owner. 2003 F250 6.0
I was hauling about 2500 lbs of water. I got to a stopsign hit my tow/haul button and took off, I couldnt hardly get to 20mph and my rpm's were at 3500 and i had white smoke coming out of my exhaust(i think it was my exhaust). So i pulled over hit the tow/haul button and everything went back to normal.
What happened?? Anyone know?
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I hate to be the bearer of bad news...but... it sounds like you have something else besides a Tow/Haul issue. More like an EGR cooler failure. That white smoke is probably steam. Fortunately, I haven't had this issue yet and I'm going to be preventing it in the near future. I'm sure someone that has had this experience will chime in and help point you in the right direction. I'd shut it down until you have a chance to look it over a little more closely and determine the problem. If you do have an EGR cooler failure, continued driving will cause more serious problems. Check your coolant level and pull your EGR valve after your truck sits overnight pointing downhill at an angle. If you see moisture in there, you've got trouble ahead of you...
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agreed with above, Tow haul has nothing to do with engine parameters, on an 03 i think it just locks out OD. Bigger issues at at hand, take to dealer and have them pull codes.

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I have only had the truck for 5 days. Its back at the dealer now, I think they are going to take care of it. Thanks for the help.
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Did I scew up???

Ok, my truck is at the dealer still. From what Ford told me, I blew my headgasket. That is being fixed and they are doing a egr delete. I passed on a better stud kit, did I make a mistake? Ford told me it was optional, I passed because I couldnt afford all of it at one time. How important is the stud kit?
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worth the money to do the ARP studs, they make sure it wont happen again

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The studs are the single most important thing you can do to a 6.0. If we had to assign a 10 scale to how bad you screwed up opting out, I'd say a sold 11.



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