The vast majority of issues with modern diesels stems from problems with the emissions systems- either from the emissions systems causing engine problems, problems with the emissions systems themselves, or increased fuel burn and EGTs as a result of how the emissions systems operate. Thanks, EPA!It is hard to believe Ford got this so wrong. A few people on this site have had issues other than EGR but very few. These trucks are amazingly solid except for one part and they can't seem to get it right. Talking to Ford mechanics it is torture to remove an EGR cooler but it is what it is.
Hopefully these issues will be in the rear view mirror soon. I hope your truck is home as quickly as possible.
Oh hel'na, make Ford fix it! It's their problem@Dunrollin, it appears it’s coming out of the bell looking connection (not the bolted one) in the 2nd pic. But, I could be wrong. It could be seaping out of the bolted portion and leaking down. Thanks so much for images. I’ve been searching the internet trying to something. It’s tempting to put some Bars Leaks in it but I‘ll give them a few more days.
@Worxman - for what it’s worth, Jim Ellis Ford in Sandy Springs did a nice job on my 2018 Lariat. I was going to hold off on my normal service til I got back to Missouri next week, but decided to just run it in a bit early. Maybe give them a shout - without me asking, they took care of the tailgate freeze issue when the did the EGR recall work — and gave my truck a full wash and clean when finished. Gotta say I was really happy with them!I bought a 2018 F150 3.0 King Ranch that was used with 2k miles open it a little over a year ago. It was lemon lawed due to the EGR failure and engine replacement, but a new engine was installed and it came with a 5 year 100k mile ESP plan so I felt good...plus it was a great deal. Well, nothing but problems in the 32k miles I've put on it. Internal coolant leak (had to take the cab off and the engine nearly all the way apart), transmission issues, turbo leak, 3 steering wheels, and now this EGR issue. I took it to Billy Howell Ford in Cumming for the turbo leak and EGR recall about 4 months ago. They ordered parts and scheduled me to come back in to have it fixed 7 weeks later. They said they would be done in a couple days. Well, 4 days later and me doing some snooping, they hadn't touched it...even though they told me it was on the lift being worked on. I was there in the parking lot standing next to it and called their BS lies to their face...wasn't the first time they lied to me. Even left a message for the owner, but he didn't call me to discuss. I then called Ford customer care and they didn't "care" and 3 people that told me they would call me back did not. So I took it to Hennessey Ford in Atlanta. They have had it for nearly 4 weeks now. I keep asking about the parts and they tell me they don't have a date. They told me they were not going to do anymore and gave me the case number and Ford's number and said do it myself. I've been trying and am getting nowhere with Ford once again, keep getting told I will be called back but it doesn't happen. Hennessy was also supposed to do an oil change, fuel filter change, the 6th transmission strategy update, replace the leaky battery, fix the bluetooth failure, fix the tailgate step issues, fix the turbo leak, and fix do the EGR recall. They have only done an oil change. I like the truck a lot when it is working, but that seems to be a rare occasion. I have always owned Fords, still have my 95 Bronco XL 5 speed and will never give it up...because I have completely rebuilt it myself. I have had several F150's, and Excursion, and a few cars with very little problems as well. But, I think they have just lost me as a life long customer, not necessarily because of the problems, but more so because of the lack of customer service from them and their dealers. I am getting tired of hearing it is because of Covid...I own a small business so I've had my share of Covid delays, but I would never treat my customers the way I have been treated by Ford and their dealers. Just my 2 cents, probably going to pick it up tomorrow and trade it on another brand of truck, it is costing me too much down time.
@Dijit - antifreeze leaking from under the "bell housing" part of that hose is the same issue @taylormade had days after the 20E04 recall was performed on his used F150 PSD -- in his case it was literally pouring out....it appears it’s coming out of the bell looking connection (not the bolted one) in the 2nd pic. But, I could be wrong. It could be seeping out of the bolted portion and leaking down...
No, it has a 8 or 10mm head bolt holding it in at the bottom. This is the bolt that cannot be seen by human eyes as it is behind another coolant pipe and also is obscured from view by a suspension part. Once the wheel and inner fender is off it isn't too hard to reach with a 1/4" socket, flexible extension and a few other tools you may have lying around. There is also a O-ring at the bottom at the flange. Here is a better photo of the pipe.My only concern with cutting it and putting in a hose is that it appears that the one bolt on the EGR holds this entire pipe in place. The hidden end is pressed into the jacket?