I’m beginning to wonder about the fix on the EGR recall. It maybe more involved than a cooler replacement. FCA might be buying us a new manifold. Not made of plastic. Heat and plastic? Great engineering.And this is most likely what your egr cooler is looking like. It then heats up too much compromising the cooling fins then starts too leak and heat up more. Eventually melting the made of plastic intake manifold. Also if your tube is that bad you may as well take out map sensor and clean it. Once the cooling starts to leak it make the soot extra sticky and hard.
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You didn't let it burn to the ground?Yep. My intake melted at 36,000 miles. Got her shut down before it burst into flames (See Massive billows of white smoke as engine goes into limp mode post). Apparently servicing the EGR cooler should be SOP with every oil change (or even shorter interval)...
Dealer has had truck 45 days. They are now “chasing ghosts”. Who ya gonna call?
Be very careful cleaning your intake with it attached to engine. Lots of posts on here warning about it. Chunks of carbon can fall off and end up in places you don't want them.What are the CLEANING options? Is there any product that'll clean it for me - - without removal? How to clean the intake soot? Other than removing that too. For now, we spray brake cleaner, wiping inside... Or remove the intake cover - - uggg.
Remove every 3000 miles or oil change
@Kazimodo you rock - thanks for the info.Oh Boy , don't disturb the soot inside the Intake,
it will do more troubles than good .....
GDE warned member dingdangit about that years ago ...
GDE are experts , so I'll take their advice.
in there , post # 47 :
that tube is called diffuser tube , bringing crap from EGR to intake manifiold .
you can also remove the MAP sensor , right next to it , while you are there ,
info here : http://www.ram1500diesel.com/forum/ram-1500-diesel-maintenance/8313-need-inspect-map-sensor-13k-miles-plugged-80%-shut.html
to OP: your diffuser tube is looking good , powdery deposits ,(( and not oily/greasy look
that would reveal presence of coolant )) , just soot , better to not have it , but if you are
going to have soot , you want the kind you got .
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