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Oil in my coolant

I have a 05 f250 with 155,000 egr deleted oem Ford oil cooler new dummy plugs and ficm I went to do my oil change on this past Friday and noticed a white film on the degas bottle so I opened it up and got really sick to my stomach full of oil checked my oil looked to be ok? Not sure really what the cause would be see some people say the oil cooler and that head gaskets would not put oil in my coolant but have see some say it would I can't do this job my self do to no place to do I live in Wisconsin and I have to keep whatever is wrong with it under 7k due to I owe the bank yet on the truck and they are going to roll my loan over to help me out
No head studs on but if the heads are bad then that needs to be done at that time the truck never over heated so I'm hoping I got this right away

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This is an 11 minute video on what it'd take to do it yourself. The only thing I would caution is the coolant would need to be flushed, probably with a dish washing detergent like cascade to get the oil out, but in a way that would not let water sit in the radiator long enough to freeze. In Arizona, not a problem, but Wisconsin, it is. I swapped the oil cooler when I first got the truck, and there's quite a bit of potential to screw something up, and it took me a couple of days. I was also not tooled up, and needed to order quite a few tools to get started on the job.


EDIT: The only way to see if your heads are bad, is to drive it with a pressure gauge t'd in a radiator hose. If It reaches 16 PSI, lmost likely heads. A chalky white residue on the degas bottle certainly points to it.
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Do to living in appartment I'm not going to be able to do it my self I have the tools and the mind to do it but my new landlord is a pain so I'm going have to take it in not sure what I'm looking at for price and what it might to get fixed just really hoping it's not my heads and if so how much has some of the folks on here paid to get heads done and the oil cooler done I want a air cooler just to avoid this problem from happening again

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With a Ford (OEM) oil cooler, and the proper coolant, you should be fine. An air cooled oil cooler is nice, but not necessary. The key is to have a clean coolant system before installing the oil cooler. Since you seem to already have a failed oil cooler, that is problematic. You will have to install a new oil cooler in order to flush the coolant system.

The best way to take care of your 6.0L is by having an electronic monitor where you can watch the critical parameters.

Keeping an eye on the coolant and oil temperatures will provide you with the information you need to catch a plugging oil cooler before it fails.

You may have failed head gaskets, but I wouldn't drive it to do the pressure test until the oil cooler was resolved.

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I know my engine never went over 200 as soon as I seen what happened I parked the truck I got rides to work just trying to figure out how much I have to come up with to get it fixed this will be the second oil cooler in this truck that is my biggest reason for wanting a air to oil cooler and yes a scan gauge is needed learned that the hard way and a coolant filter

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I'm learning the hard way that I needed a scan gauge just very nervous that the 7 thousand I got to work with will not cover what needs to be done and just try to get some peace of mind before call shops on Monday and getting quotes and getting jacked up prices and no wiggle room to know what it is supposed to be this will be the first time I have ever taken a car to a shop in 10 years I do my own work but some things are just to big to do in a parking lot ahaha at appartment complex
And I was using my sct tuner to watch my temps just have held back from putting a tune in it due to no studs got the tuner on a trade guy basically gave it to me
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I know my engine never went over 200 as soon as I seen what happened I parked the truck I got rides to work just trying to figure out how much I have to come up with to get it fixed this will be the second oil cooler in this truck that is my biggest reason for wanting a air to oil cooler and yes a scan gauge is needed learned that the hard way and a coolant filter

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Can you clarify that? Engine temp not going over 200 doesn't tell the story. Need BOTH oil and coolant temps.
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That is why I should have had a scan gauge I'm learning just engine temp doesn't give you the full story but if I did pop the head gaskets it will be the first for this truck only had maybe 40,000 miles on it from when the previous owner did the oil cooler and egr delete

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I'd say you're looking between $2-3k for an oil cooler change and flush if you have a shop do it. Unfortunately, because your oil cooler ruptured, you can't perform a flush BEFORE the new one is installed. Whatver shop you have do it, make sure they are familiar with the 6.0 and they use OEM parts only! Have them itemize the receipt for you so you'll know.

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also looking at a simple green flush and all new hoses . cap etc if done by the Ford book oil in coolant can be a mess

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