The EGR coolers used on the Ford 6.0L Powerstroke have earned a dreadful reputation as they fail, mainly due to the oil coolers plugging up – causing the EGR cooler to overheat and this cracks the cooler, causing engine coolant to leak into the exhaust and or engine cylinders, causing multiple concerns.
One of the main reasons the EGR coolers can fail on the Powerstroke is due to the engine oil cooler failure, which restricts coolant flow through the EGR cooler and causes the cooler to overheat and crack, always replace the engine oil cooler when replacing a failed EGR cooler. See link for technical details on Oil Coolers.
The EGR cooler can be repaired a few ways and it will depend on your personal needs as how to best solve any EGR problems, please give us a call to discuss your truck. Many shop are opting to “delete” the EGR system altogether, this solution, albeit permanent, is quite illegal, produces excessive pollution, can turn your “check engine” light on and may cause your vehicle to fail AirCare testing in the future. We DO NOT recommend this method.
Precision Auto chooses to use the much improved, Bulletproof Diesel EGR coolers that are warrantied for the life of the truck, we were the first Bulletproof Diesel installer in western Canada and we have installed more of the “Bulletproof ” systems than anyone in B.C.. Call us today or come by and see us to find out which “Bulletproof” system is right for your truck.
Precision Auto Service is the only independent shop in B.C. to invest in the BG EGR system cleaning equipment, allowing the EGR valve to last and make your truck more reliable, while continuing to reduce the pollution as it was designed to do.
For more info on Bulletproof EGR coolers, view the video below or give us a call at 604-530-9394 or 1-888-530-9394.