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HELP!!! Head Gasket or Oil Cooler, Or Both??
I need some feedback on this. My truck is at the dealer and I am having a problem with the coolant being pushed out of the reservoir. I know that this sounds like a head gasket but the Dealer through me a curve. They said that it could also be a oil cooler causing this problem. Next they said that this is more common then a head gasket leaking. Funny how he also said that the tech feels it is a head gasket. The truck is out of warranty.
Has anyone ever heard of this? The dealer said that this will cost $4,153.00 plus tax to replace the head gaskets and oil cooler. I am providing the head studs.
If the oil cooler is a common problem with this , I will replace it with the head gaskets. I have never heard or seen anyone post this on the forum.
Thanks in advance
The dealer said that the temps betweent he coolant and oil are fin. I have been reading that if the temps are more then 25 degrees apart, this would indicate that the oil cooler could be bad. I have the EGR cooler blocked. Turbo has been cleaned recently. Dealer did say while the truck was there that the #1 fuel injector has been failing. Anyone advise location of #1 fuel injector. I would really want to know if the oil cooler can cause the same symptoms as bad head gaskets?
Thanks again in advance
Last edited by 98NYFINESTVETTE; 09-11-2009 at 02:02 PM.