Hi I'm Mary. A self proclaimed diesel mechanic on my own truck lol. I had a few coolant leaks for a few months and when I got them fixed my oil cooler clogged. I'm assuming the increased coolant pressure blew everything that was sitting in the coolant system straight into my oil cooler.
Last month my deltas were far apart and the wrench light came on. I replaced the oil cooler with a doorman oil cooler. Three days later my bullet proof diesel coolant filter arrived but it was too late, my oil cooler had clogged again!
I run scangauge 2 for the 6.0 and I have driven the truck for 4 weeks to try and filter out coolant junk before new oil cooler replacement. My temps have maxed at EOT- 224 and ECT-206 never above, no degas puking. When I replaced the oil cooler I didn't line up the turbo properly and have an exhaust leak. (This time I will line the pipes up properly though).
During these four weeks of driving I have smelled oil all inside the cab.
*forward to current time
I have everything I need to rebuild that oil cooler I have a doorman replacement with Oem oil cooler gasket and OEM oil cooler screen from Ford dealership. (I'd like to think I'm masterminding this crappy doorman and it will be okay with the Ford parts. Turbo gasket kit, new Ford thermostat, new Advanced auto parts intake manifold gasket, new Oil temp sensor, new Oil temp sensor pigtail. I also replaced my vgt turbo pigtail last time. I also have a new Wix filter for the coolant filtration system.
I did 10 hours of flushing yesterday 1st one was the VC9 and subsequent ones were pure distilled water. I started back with the flushes this morning because water was still not clear my trucks is a dirty girl inside lol.
1) This morning I filled her with distilled water and went on a twenty min drive with heater up ECT-reached 206 EOT- 207 when I pulled the degas cap off the water actually boiled out IS THIS NORMAL? (First time that has ever happened)
2)is it normal to smell oil in the cab with an exhaust leak?
3)I've been looking at my flush water to try and determine if there is oil in the coolant. I have a GAL of simple green but Lord knows I don't want to flush again if I don't have to. I don't see any gunk,black or milkshake. What I do see is what looks like a clear oily swirl in the coolant but no indication that there are chemicals separating in the coolant. I can't find any oil/coolant mix pics that represent what I see. (I am a bit over protective) DOES this mean that there is not oil in the coolant and I can proceed with the repairs after water runs clear instead of a simple green flush.
-it's a possibility I did not torque intake manifold bolts to proper spec, would this cause an oil smell? I have no loss of oil.
I think my signature says it all but if not:
2006 f250 6.0 Lariat lifted with 37's, EGR
delete, coolant filter, blue spring upgrade, new alternator, new batteries,rap headstuds, scanguage 2 programmed for the 6.0
If you all don't mind I'd like to use this thread throughout this particular repair for help and questions. Thanks thumbs up to all the chicks and single moms not afraid to ride high and work on thier diesel.
Pics of coolant flush posted below