2009 Freightliner leaking antifreeze on turbo (Mercedes engine)

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  1. ichudov

    ichudov Medium Load Member

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    Today was a bad day for me in general and for many reasons. Like a got a ticket for no seatbelt in a pickup truck and a customer does not want to pay me.

    Of more relevance, I have a 2009 Freightliner Columbia daycab with a Mercedes engine. It broke today.

    I was driving on a highway, just 3 miles from my place, when I noticed huge amounts of white smoke coming out from the hood and underneath the truck. It would be the worst when I push on gas.

    I stopped to look. The truck was leaking antifreeze copiously.

    I unhooked the truck and got another truck because I had a job to do. Later I came back and picked up the broken truck with my lowboy.

    Anyway, the leak appears to happen just behind the turbo. On the attached picture I circled the general area. I am also provding a link with more pictures.

    How can I get started figuring this out and at least, what is the circled part? Anyone had this problem?

    Antifreeze Leaking on Turbo
     

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  2. ichudov

    ichudov Medium Load Member

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    We unloaded the truck and looked more closely. See picture and see the circle and arrow pointing.

    It is a tube that goes from the engine block to the EGR cooler. It opened a pretty gaping opening in the joint in the pipe -- not sure why this happened. 20180309_081611.jpg
     
    QUALITYTRUCK Thanks this.
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