Is a 2004 Powerstoke a 6.0?,,,also blowing white exhaust

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  1. Trex

    Trex Full Access Member

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    I know very little about diesels but at work we have a 2004 powerstoke V-8, would that be the 6.0? Also it has been leaking anti freeze at the fill resevoir bottle, it seemed to have a crack in the seam of the bottle so the boss bought a new one and put it on, ever since that it has been blowing white smoke or steam from the exhaust and loss of power, then i tried to start it the other day and it cranked over maybe 1 revolution then just stopped dead, any ideas what it might be? Seem's like it may be hydro-locked?
     
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    Yeah, in 03 you could get 7.3 or 6.0. 04 is for sure 6.0.
    And yes, that's a head gasket. Time for studs.

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    High chance your EGR cooler is cracked and dumped enough coolant in the intake to hydrolock.

    Get ready for head gaskets, studs, egr delete and oil cooler at the minimum.
    You might think you can get away with a new egr cooler and egr valve but that's only gonna come back to bite ya in the rear.
     
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    What and where is the EGR cooler?
     
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    If you have a late 04 engine, then you have the weak EGR cooler. An EGR cooler from BulletProofDiesel is the best choice for a replacement (or you can delete the EGR cooler). Problem is that when an EGR cooler leaks and puts coolant in the cylinder(s), it can quickly lead to head gasket leaks. You can take a chance on replacing the EGR cooler as the only problem, but it may still have compromised the head gasket seal.

    If/when you get the EGR cooler removed, pressure test it for leaks.

    Read up on these to learn more about your engine:

    http://www.ford-trucks.com/ford-manuals/2004 6.0L Updated Coffee Table Book.pdf

    http://www.powerstrokediesel.com/docs/EF_456.pdf
     
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    its defiantly a 6.0 ,6.0 years are from mid 03-07 and it could be a head gasket or egr cooler or both. If you are in a non pollution controlled state, delete the egr. the egr is under the passenger side of the intake manifold and there is also a valve in the front of the intake manifold behind the intake tube and behind the elbow get a egr kit kinda like this one

    http://www.thoroughbreddiesel.com/s...8XMk_JQytlM64pdf8a2tnf_FROYW9m4QaAs3eEALw_wcB

    and if you are in a pollution controlled state get a bulletproof diesel egr cooler that is the best and is unlikely to fail but the egr is bad for your motor period but if you need one go bullet proof

    and about your head gaskets get a head stud kit like this
    https://www.xtremediesel.com/arp-250-4202-diesel-head-stud-kit

    this should be everything but correct me if i am wrong
     

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