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Old 09-12-2009, 04:48 PM
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Dreaded coolant puking, a bit confused by all the info.

Hi all. I'm new to this site but have been around for awhile trying to gather as much info as I can. I currently have an 04 F-250 with the 6.0 that has 30,000 miles on it. Last weekend during a camping trip I opened the hood and noticed the coolant level was low (about 1" below line) and there was coolant residue on the underside of the hood. I filled the overflow with aprox. 1/2 gall. of water. to get back home. Checked again at home, this time 1/2" low. There doesnt seem to be any white smoke from the exhaust, no oil in the coolant, oil is not milky, no loss of power that I can tell, no apparent leaks around the heads that I can see.
My gut tells me it might be the EGR cooler/oil cooler. I talked to the service tech at the dealership I have the truck serviced at and he told me that 9 out of 10 times coolant puking is a sign of bad head gaskets. IDK!! I've read enough on this site and others to make my head hurt. What do you guys think?
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Just keep an eye on it. There was a TSB to put a new sticker on the degas bottle where the minimum line is now the maximum line. Doesn't sound like there is a problem just yet.
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Just keep an eye on it. There was a TSB to put a new sticker on the degas bottle where the minimum line is now the maximum line. Doesn't sound like there is a problem just yet.
Yea I heard about the TSB. I'm trying to decide if I want to take it to the dealer to have it diag. or wait. I run the Maxenergy programmer on the 2nd setting to tow with, have a feeling it has something to do with this problem. I've had it for about a yr. with no problems till now. Going to put it back to stock to see if there is a difference. Either way any repairs will be on my dime. Warr. was up last month. Ya play ya pay!!!
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