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So this is my first post on powerstroke but I have been doing a lot of reading and picked up a lot good info. So I have done a lot of work on small engines lawnmowers,weedeaters,jetskis, ect... ever since i was like 10 just picking things up from my dad and grandpa and our mechanics at the marina, but i have never really done anything bigger than a swap a short block 4 cylinder in my sisters jetski. On friday morning when I got to work to swap trucks with my dad I got in the 350 and as soon as it cranked over it just started pouring white smoke. My dad tried to tell me it was the cold. I was pretty sure it was the egr cooler so with his reluctant permission and some instructons from sinister I began to tear her down(no idea what torture that would be).So now two days of work later I have everything out and I rigged up a little test with the hose and a plug and sure enough she leaked like a sieve.I am ordering a sinister delete kit and a turbo clean kit with new o rings and all. So IS there anything else I should do while I have her ripped down besides the egr delete and turbo clean?and any tips or tricks I might need to get her back together?
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Sounds like you got a good idea already.
Just from reading about 6.0s, there are updated turbo oil supply and drain lines to get, an STC fitting for the HPOP was updated too.
Not sure what else, but the smart 6.0 ppl should be along later.
 

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replace the oil cooler! 9 times outta 10 the oil cooler is clogged and thats what caused the egr cooler to go. its really simple to get to while you have the intake off. take your time and make sure you get all the gaskets lined up and be careful with the y pipe that connects to the turbo as they like to crack. little trick i use to line it up is get the turbo set properly in the pedistal. then take a small rachet strap and hook it to the fender and the back of the y. then slowly rachet it into place. works like a charm. need any more help just post up on here and im sure others will chime in
 

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look into ur oil cooler and a possible upgrade. the EGR cooler failure can be caused by oil cooler problems
 

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Thanks for the replies. I really want to replace the oil cooler but money just inst right right now I am lucky dad is spotting the cash for the delete but that is probably because he is the one that finally pushed it over the edge because the night before he had hauled a 28 footer all the way back from wiliston and a week before that he hauled a 34 footer all the way from saint Augustine. I was reading somewhere about flushing the system with some special fluid and distilled water to clean the oil cooler and then using silicate free cat coooant to keep the oil cooler clean. has anyone else heard of doing this?
 

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If the oil cooler is blocked, chemically flushing with Restore is not gonna help. The only fix for this is to replace the oil cooler.

Without knowing what the ECT/EOT delta is, you don't know the condition of the oil cooler. The EGR cooler might of failed on its own, but most of the time he EGR cooler fails because the oil cooler is blocked up.
 

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Yea I am sure the oil cooler must be clogged by now the truck has over 125k miles on it and and when dad gave it to me the fluids and filters had been seriously neglected. If I watch my oil temp while towing should I be alright for a few months until can generate the capitol for the cooler or should i just leave her sit out back for a while and save myself the blood sweat and tears of doing it again in a couple months?
 

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if it was me id let the truck sit. you risk blowing up the oil cooler and then you have oil in your coolant and believe me ive had it happen when i didnt know much about these trucks and it was super hard to get out! call sinister and maybe they will help you out on the oil cooler since you bought the delete from them.
 

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But if floridaboatboy knew his ECT/EOT delta, and it was fine, he can just do the EGR delete and be done with it. No need spending money on an oil cooler is it's working properly.
 

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so If I were to put everything back together and get a tuner that will display my coolant and oil temps as long as they don't get too far apart I should be good right? I know a tuner isn't cheap either but I will eventually need one anyway if she starts throwing a code.I might be able to ask for cash from grandma,grandpa, ect... for some money instead of the regular gift of ammo or giftcards.
 

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Your on the right track. With the delete and turbo cleaning. See the links in my signature for more good info as well as the other link to my job. If this is an 05 or newer this IS the time to update the STC fitting on the HPOP, this is $60 from Ford. Going forward the best thing you can do is read, read and read some more and use the search box A LOT.

You will need a cooling system flush and get rid of that Ford Gold crap!! Do not put GREEN coolant back into a diesel. The chemical you want for the Flush is Restore and it is sold at most Cummins dealers. PGREENSVT has a great write up on this. The basic idea is drain your coolant refill with restore and water Drive for an hour or so then flush until its clean. I used swimming Pool test strips to check PH to make sure all the Restore was out. Then refill with a Caterpillar EC-1 rated Extended Life Coolant. Next a Coolant filter is needed. I used a BIG inline fuel filter in the 3/8 line from the Radiator to the degas tank. Search for ( El cheapo coolant filer ).



GOOD LUCK

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yea but the possiblity of the oil cooler being good is slim to none being that the OP said it really wasnt taken care of fluid wise. its your truck and your money but if you wanna save from spending alot more later id say park it till you can replace it. like i said earlier 9 outta 10 egr cooler failures are because the oil cooler was stopped up. hate to see you get it back together and then find that out. cuz everything has to come back off and then you risk even more cracking the y pipe. plus if you do the oil cooler now you will have peice of mind knowing that it was fixed and you wont have that issue. and yes if its an 05 + you wanna change the STC fitting as well while you are there
 
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