I talked to Dan on the phone before purchasing and he was very helpful in explaining the different options between the upgraded kit and the normal duty kit. The efficiency of a diesel engine is reduced at idle due to low combustion temperatures, resulting in increased particulate production. Failure can result in oil being introduced into the cooling system, or coolant overheating, which may result in serious engine damage. A leaking y-pipe or egr pipe will cause low boost, a bad turbo tube connection will, I have seen the plastic turbo pipe get a hole in it. Failure of the oil cooler has been related to head gasket failure. It did on the first repair and cleaning of the turbo. Any use of such information is at the user's sole risk, and in no event shall the provider be liable for any consequential, incidental, special, punitive or direct or indirect damages arising from such use.
Problem number 1: We know the head gaskets are prone to popping. If you want to really be on top of things, I recommend having the cooling system professionally flushed once a year. The bottom line is due to the bad public image these trucks have received, they can be picked up fairly cheap now days. Had he taken it to a good performance shop, that actually knew what they were talking about. It is near the firewall. Aftermarket coolant filters may prevent particulate from clogging the coolant side of the cooler. I ordered the kit and went with ground shipping and had it a day later.
Edit - Personally it sounds like you need to insist on a new turbo. The provider makes no representations or warranties as to the information contained in this video or its usage, completeness, quality or accuracy. High coolant temperatures may cause slight warping of the cylinder heads, which can lead to head bolt failures. The oil smell is most likely from the turbo, they come preoiled and in a bag so the oil gets everywhere, takes a little driving to burn it all off, if you can still smell it then they didn't drive it at all. However, unless you have a serious egr cooler leak or a egr valve stuck open then that should not affect boost. You can install a coolant filter to help cut down on clogged up coolers.
It is possible to rebuild a turbo incorrectly, I have seen it. Using proper engine oil and changing the oil at the recommended oil change intervals can also prevent failures. These are the main issues we constantly fix at our shop. I've got about 5000 miles on my truck and its still going strong. When I paid I got printouts of what they did and also copies of what the Hotline Assistance Request that Ford sends in and receives back. Call us if if you have any questions and want to get the upgraded head bolts installed in your 6. This code indicates that the operation range and performance is not being achieved, but it has many potential causes for the general problem, so the mechanic will have to do many tests in order to find the true cause and path to repair, before repairing or replacing any components, or assuming that the issue is solely due to a vacuum or oil leak, or bad wiring or connectors.
What's the difference between the Field Service Engineer and the Ford Hotline Assistance that they use??? We have been doing the same package deal for 9 years now, there are a few things we learned the hard way. But after years of working on, repairing and upgrading the 6. The oil smell is most likely from the turbo, they come preoiled and in a bag so the oil gets everywhere, takes a little driving to burn it all off, if you can still smell it then they didn't drive it at all. I picked the truck up with a little over 100,000 miles on it. Thanks Midwest, I will be back again. Extremely fast shipping and a great kit! This code is related to circuit A and an area of the system circuit, as opposed to a particular malfunction or component. Additional comments for consideration regarding the P0046 code.
Also depending on the year, 24 psi is just slightly too low for 2004 late model year to 2007. I actually enjoy working on the 6. As a shade tree mechanic at best I could have used a bit of instructions along with the kit but excellent customer service questions I submitted were answered very quickly the same day and with a friendly glad to help attitude. Features Part Number: R75002 Vehicle Used: 2004 Ford F250 Super Duty Visit us at:. Now Ford has us replace oil cooler and egr coolers together if the egr cooler is found bad. The spec is a minimum of 25 psi when hot in 3rd gear, wot, heavy load towing, going uphill, etc 2003 to early 2004 have a vgt learn procedure that can be kinda of complicated and the spec is a minimum of 22 psi. The 360 Degree Thrust Bearing Kit includes a Heavy Duty 360 Degree Thrust Bearing and Heavy Duty Thrust Collar for increased longevity in high boost applications.
Can you hear any loud air sounds when you boost? I decided to go with the upgraded kit because I've got the boost turned up in my truck. Might be worth it though, can you hear any exhaust leaks? He was stumped from the beginning from what I understand. This is why it is important to verify the fault and reset it before doing any repairs. By the time I got back Not even a mile away my vehicle smelled like oil. Aftermarket bypass oil filters may also prevent problems. P0046 is code for the vgt solenoid not moving, however since they just put one in that is very unlikely.
So I called the dealership back and told him asked if he wanted me still to continue on. With any new compressor wheel or turbine shaft purchase we recommend having the complete assembly re-balanced as a unit to insure years of trouble free use. This is not a job you want to do twice, do your research and find a shop that knows what they are doing. I was giving them the benefit of the doubt. Motorcraft manufactures a fuel additive for the Power Stroke which is recommended and verified safe by Ford Motor Company.
Had my boss follow me and we started to the dealership, which was about 20 miles away, and the Red Check engine light came on. Installation Spotlight presents: Ford 6. When it comes to diesel engines, including the Ford 6. They are very easy to tear apart and the few problems they do have are easily fixed with a couple of high quality aftermarket parts that we not only carry, but we find ourselves installing almost daily. Old or sludgy oil can clog the oil side of the cooler. All you should hear is the turbo spooling.