Ford F-Series Super Duty Powerstroke 6.0L Turbocharged Diesel losing coolant or over-heating?

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The diesel engine uses a compression-ignition system, meaning that it uses the heat of compression to initiate a spark-ignition to burn the air-fuel mixture.  Using this style of internal combustion has it advantages and disadvantages.  The diesel engine has the highest thermal efficiency of any combustion engine using this method of heat along with high compression ratio for better efficiency.  This also is it’s weakness, due to the amount of heat the engine as to deal with.  That is why the diesel engine requires a EGR Cooler, needing to cool the recirculation of the exhaust gasses to maintain a acceptable operating temperature while  complying with federal emissions standards.

How does a EGR Cooler work?  The exhaust gasses are directed through the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) System Cooler to remove heat before the exhaust gasses arrive at the EGR valve.  This system uses engine coolant to reduce the exhaust gas temperature entering the intake.   Unfortunately this system deals with extremely high temperatures which fatigues the metal components causing cracks.  Which seems to be a common problem on most diesel engines.  For example on the Ford Power Stroke 6.0L Turbocharged Diesel you don’t even know there is a problem, just a slow coolant loss.  At first you may notice just a loss of coolant with no leak.  As this condition gets worse, you’ll see white clouds of smoke from the exhaust pipe.  This is the coolant leaking through the cooler into the intake and vaporizing, exiting out the exhaust pipe.

APDTY now offeres a solution for the EGR cooler problems with a redesigned EGR cooler that has a larger tubing design instead of the original small fin designed (similar to a radiator).  This new cooler is re-manufactured and improved by removing the factory fin design and replaced with bigger thicker stainless steel tubes that allow the exhaust gas to cool without the chance of cracking & mixing with coolant which is the main cause of failure on the factory original units.

2010-05 Ford 6.0L Diesel EGR Cooler Tubular Upgrade

With the 6.0L Power Stroke, another problem leading up to the EGR cooler failure is often the oil cooler.  Coolant first flows through the oil cooler before the EGR Cooler, this oil cooler is know for plugging up and restricting flow to the EGR cooler.  Without the coolant flowing the engine temperatures will become extremely hot, starting a pattern of overheating failures with the EGR cooler and engine oil temperatures.  This could eventually lead to failures of the oil pump, fuel injectors and turbocharger problems. A tale-tail sign of your oil cooler going bad is coolant boiling out of the overflow bottle.  We also carry and recommend the factory original Ford Oil Cooler repair kit, part # 3C3Z6A642CA to be replaced at the same time as the cooler.

FORD OEM Part Number 3C3Z6A642CA

Replacing the EGR Cooler requires that the turbocharger and intake manifold be removed.  To make this replacement easy,  Apdty offers several other parts related to repairing the Ford Super Duty 6.0L Turbo Diesel EGR Problem.

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APDTY 015373 EGR Cooler Kit With Gaskets (Upgraded Stainless Straight Tube Design) For 2004-2010 Ford 6.0L Diesel (F250, F350, F450, F550, F650, F750)( 4C3Z9P456AJ)

Features: Upgraded design prevents the common clogging and overheating of the original turbulator design, Upgraded design can be used in more harsh environments and perform better, Gaskets Included: Intake Manifold, Turbo Hardware Kit 3C3Z-9433-BJ, EGR Cooler, Inclu

New From: $110.56 USD In Stock

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APDTY 015339 Engine Oil Cooler Kit 2003-2010 Ford 6.0L Diesel (3C3Z6A642CA)

Features: Meets Or Exceeds OEM Specs, Factory OEM Fit Form And Function

New From: $72.00 USD In Stock

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APDTY 714328 Radiator Coolant Recovery Degas Reservoir Overflow Expansion Plastic Tank Bottle w/ Cap Fits 2003-2007 Ford Truck w/ 6.0L Diesel Engine (Replaces 6C3Z8A080B, 3C3Z8A080AE)

Features: Fits 2003-2004 Super Duty and Excursion with 6.0L Diesel, Fits All 2005-2007 Super-Duty Trucks, Replaces Factory Ford Part Numbers 6C3Z8A080B, 3C3Z8A080AE, Direct Replacement Part, Identical to original, Includes Pressure Cap

New From: $56.27 USD In Stock

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APDTY 015373 & 015339 Engine Oil & EGR Gas Cooler Kit Includes Turbo & Intake Manifold Gaskets Fits 2004-2010 Ford 6.0L Diesel (Upgraded Straight Stainless Steel Tube Design Prevents Clogging)

Features: Upgraded Straight Stainless Steel Tube Design Prevents Clogging, Includes All Needed Gaskets, Includes The Oil Cooler To EGR Cooler Water Outlet Hose

New From: $161.44 USD In Stock


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  1. June 22, 2013

    […] Ford F250 F350 F450 F550 Super Duty Power Stroke 6.0L Turbocharged … […]

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