Join Date: Sep 2004
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Snacks, if the oil cooler isn't bad, then how does the dealer think the oil is getting into the cooling system? Considering that question, and the fact that most EGR failures are due to oil cooler restriction, and given their price quote for the repair, I would be running away from that dealer if it were my truck.
The repair is fairly involved, but is doable by us mere mortals (non-diesel techs) if you have the proper tools and preservere. You basically have to take the top of the engine apart. Turbo, CAC elbow, intake manifold, injector harness, etc all need to come off. Then you can take out the EGR and oil coolers. PM DieselStop member named Bismic and he will send you all the instructions.
2004 F-250 Lariat CC, Short Bed, 4x4, 6.0L, TorqShift, FX4, Metallic Green/Arizona Beige, Medium Parchment Leather, Fumoto, B&W Turnover, A.R.E. LSX Tonneau, Built 4/01/04