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Old 12-22-2010, 11:15 AM
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Wheres the coolant going??????

After a oil change I checked all my fluids as usual. I noticed that my coolant was low, so I topped it off and thought nothing of it again. Well we got some snow, so I hooked up the plow and went off to work. On the way I noticed my ect had got over 200. I thought it was because of the plow deverting the air over the radiator. Then all of a sudden the ect temp shout up to 240. I pulled over and could smell antifreeze. After inspecting the reservior was empty with steam coming out. So I filled up the antifreeze reservior and started it back up. The ect was normal. Got home that evening and did a double check on the antifreeze, everything was ok. Now today (3 days later) I decided to check on it again just in case. WTF the reservior was low again and I could smell antifreeze again in the engine bay. Wheres it going? Its not on the ground or coming out the tail pipe. Any ideas????
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Old 12-22-2010, 11:38 AM
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is it getting pressurized and pushed out the degas reservoir.??? is there a white chalky residue all over it.
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Old 12-22-2010, 11:42 AM
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is it getting pressurized and pushed out the degas reservoir.??? is there a white chalky residue all over it.
Yes there is.
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Old 12-22-2010, 11:49 AM
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i guessing you truck still has the egr cooler... its probably cracked and pressuring the system... if its not that i would say head gaskets then.. get it fix right away before it causes more problems. bad egr cooler can cause blown head gaskets over time and or a hydro lock
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Old 12-22-2010, 11:51 AM
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Yep. I still have the egr. I'll look into deleting it.
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Old 12-22-2010, 11:53 AM
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wile your in there change out the oil cooler.
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Old 12-22-2010, 11:59 AM
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I might just take it into the dealer and let them do the work. Its still under warrenty. just hope the sct doesn't void the warrenty.
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:03 PM
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most guy get away with it... just unlock the programmer and take it out of the truck and you should be good.. drive it for a lil on stock so it clears up.
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:08 PM
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Good sounds like a good idea. I should be good anyways the truck previous owner had a edge programmer on it but took it off and left the display box on the dash. So I should have a leg to stand on IF something goes bad since they sold me a warrenty knowing that it was in the truck.
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:09 PM
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wish ya luck
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