Ford Powerstroke 03-07 6.0LDiscussion of 6.0 Liter Ford Powerstroke Turbo Diesels
If you do decide ot mess with the EGR system, instead of replacing parts i would suggest just doing the EGR delete so you don't have these problems anymore. And now come to think of it i believe i have read something about with a ... JOIN NOW TO REMOVE TRACER
2003 6.0 Powerstroke Running Rough and Blowing Smoke
If you do decide ot mess with the EGR system, instead of replacing parts i would suggest just doing the EGR delete so you don't have these problems anymore. And now come to think of it i believe i have read something about with a bad egr cooler when going up an incline it bucks and misses? I'm not positive on that, but i think i remember reading something about that. Try this just to see... park the truck down hill( grill pointing down hill, tailgate pointing up) pull your egr valve and see if theres any coolant on it, and look down into the intake manifold and see if theres a puddle of coolant in the bottom. And your glow plugs wouldn't have any effect on driving after the truck has warmed up as im sure you know they only light the cylinders on intitial start up, after that it's all compression ignition baby!! haha but lets up know what you find out man, keep us posted!
will a bad egr cooler push coolant out the degas tank cap? I'm pushing water out my dagas tank could be HGs or something else. How do you know it is definitly HGs and not an EGR proplem? I would feel better about spending my hard earned $ on the real problem and not just changing parts until it's fixed.
If you just would have read what i posted right before yours i wouldn't have to copy and paste this...
park the truck down hill( grill pointing down hill, tailgate pointing up) pull your egr valve and see if theres any coolant on it, and look down into the intake manifold and see if theres a puddle of coolant in the bottom.
I had the same symtoms as all of these people and it ended up being the egr dumping coolant in slow setting off lots of codes. Doing an egr delete,oil cooler replacment and and having the radiater cleaned. You wouldn't beleave the s$%^& that came out of the cooling system lots of dirt and flakes. More to follow.
Ok here is the follow up from my last reply. I had the egr cooler welded in back and blocker plate in front not allowing any exhaust back in motor.Replaced oil cooler and screen (ripped Old style) Cleaned turbo, really needed it "bad". Had radiater flushed and cleaned,"scalling Bad". Started it up after 7 try's I finished today and the truck ran quiter and 0 I mean 0 smoke for the rest of the day today. The turbo spooled way faster. This truck is stock no tunes, tuner no nothing, everything is still plugged in only mod is egr blocked. Oh and no CEL and no coolant puking out of bottle!!
that sounds to good to be true, and way too easy, Sorry but I thought that there was a more precise way of checking my EGR for leaks then parking face down a hill. EGR delete is being ordered, while I'm there I want to wrap my header pipes feeding my turbo with a heat wrap insulator for exhaust, but would this throw too much heat at the turbo? also should I put an insulation blanket on the turbo exhaust side,all of this to drop my underhood temps down a bit. I do some heavy towing in the summer out here in the desert (110-120 deg) days. I don't want to melt this thing down by keeping the heat where it belongs ... in the exhaust system? When I do the EGR delete aside from what gaskets I'll get in the kit is there any small parts I'll need from ford... I.E o-rings, any gaskets for the turbo... etc.
I think you will be impressed with the results after blocking egr. I left all my egr components installed and plugged in(EGR COOLER BLOCKED). If you don't need to clean the turbo you should be able to work around it, IF the intake manifold is shaped like a u. I took mine out and cleaned it because it was due. I used a NAPA intake gasket set 35.00 turbo seal kit ford 12.00 paid the radiater shop 20.00 to flush and clean. Just remember if you due EGR do the oil cooler kit rebuild and new screen. I found the filter screen ripped under my bad oil cooler so glad i replaced it, was only a matter of time before the devil started plugging my injecters 1 by 1 with giant boulders of coal.
all in all the total bill was 550.00 with my homade egr block off kit.
Now waiting for my dieselsite coolant filter kit and can rest easy.
as far as the turbo blanket goes i dont know much about them.
Last edited by Flyin200; 05-03-2010 at 04:08 PM.
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Just so you know, even with the EGR cooler blocked, it can still fail. It will just fill with coolant, but it can still fail.
I wouldn't wrap the stock up-pipes, they seem to have issues with heat and cracking without the added heat so I'd think I'd stay away from that. That is just my opinion though.
Doin my own 6.0 - there are really no gaskets to speak of in the EGR delete kits. If you have a lot of miles, I would get the intake manifold gaskets. They claim they are reusable, but I've found on trucks with 100k miles or so that they are NOT.
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