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Old 09-22-2009, 08:53 AM
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Frustrated, no coolant...

I've taken my truck to the Ford dealer 3 times for the same issue, coolant puking out the degas bottle. The first time, they replaced the bottle cap and said it was a bad cap. The second time they pressure tested it and said everything was fine, third time they replaced the backpressure sensor and said everything was good to go. Well I got my truck back and my bottle is completely dry with coolant all over my engine compartment again, I smell the coolant when I tow, or WOT, or simply climbing hills, coming through my AC vents. What is wrong? Why would they not replace an EGR cooler or figure out the problem after 3 tries? There doesn't seem to be any coolant in oil, no white smoke out exhaust, and the engine doesn't seem to be running hot.
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:09 AM
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Year and mileage?
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:16 AM
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2006, 70k miles.
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sounds like you lifted a head. I been told if the coolant level is correct and it is puking most likely its blown head gaskets, if it blowing white smoke most likely its a blown EGR cooler
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:41 AM
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sounds like you lifted a head. I been told if the coolant level is correct and it is puking most likely its blown head gaskets, if it blowing white smoke most likely its a blown EGR cooler
You need to go to a different dealer
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I does sound like head gaskets. I feel you pain my coolant level keeps droping and I have know idea where it goes. Lucky for me its no coming out the degas. About a gallon a year. New cap, pressure tested, oil is nice and black not milky, pulled EGR valve looked inside nice and dry ect....

Sorry I can't help you. Where you located maybe a tech is in your neck of the woods.

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Old 09-22-2009, 10:46 AM
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alright, I live in El Cajon, CA which is in san diego... .anyone know a dealer who can help me get this done under warranty? If I need my gaskets redone, I'd like to do the arp studs and egr delete, but I'm not sure how to approach that with the dealers in town. If I wanted to pay out of pocket for a tech I could take it to holtville and have john wood fix it up or to riverside, ca to diesel tech to fix it, but I would love to save the money by having the dealer do it because thats why I have my 100k warranty..
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:49 AM
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I would call all of the dealers around you and say your head gaskets are blown and you would like to put ARPs in. If they say no then call somewhere else.
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Do I ask them about EGR delete as well?
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Old 09-22-2009, 11:07 AM
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I would. It never hurts to ask. Good luck
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