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Old 12-11-2011, 08:20 PM
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Leaking Coolant from Degas Bottle

I got a 04 with 150k miles on it.. I have had it for about a year now. There is coolant leaking from the small hose on the bottom of the degas bottle on my truck. Nothing is coming from the cap i replaced that. I actually was seeing it come from that connection on the bottle. I have a 5" exhaust and SCT programmer. Is this my signs of EGR taking a **** on me now?
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:22 PM
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I got a 04 with 150k miles on it.. I have had it for about a year now. There is coolant leaking from the small hose on the bottom of the degas bottle on my truck. Nothing is coming from the cap i replaced that. I actually was seeing it come from that connection on the bottle. I have a 5" exhaust and SCT programmer. Is this my signs of EGR taking a **** on me now?
I'd replace the hose and recheck. Probably just a crack or pinhole.
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:24 PM
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Remove the hose and see if the nipple on the tank looks like it's getting melted. If so this is more a sign the oil cooler is plugged,but could take out the EGR cooler soon. The best way to tell is to look at your EOT vs ECT delta. See the t-shooting guide in my sig for more info.



Q: Do I have a blown EGR cooler?

A: Remove the EGR valve and look down the hole, some times the truck will have to be parked nose down over night. If you see any wetness, wet gooey soot, or it looks steam cleaned, your EGR cooler is bad. This is a good time to do a delete if you can, if you can't I would recommend a new cooler from bullet proof diesel.


Q: The nipple melted off of my de-gass tank.

A: Your oil cooler is plugged up and starving the EGR cooler for coolant turning it into a steam generator. The superheated steam is going to the De-gass tank via the hose from the manifold that runs to the nipple that just melted off. You need a coolant flush, new oil cooler and an EGR delete.
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:28 PM
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sweet... sounds like i got a problem... Should be fixed the week after christmas. a buddy of mine just ordered my egr delete and new oil cooler... looks like i should prolly get some head studs and get the problems solved at once... then i can buy more stuff to tear up... thanks for the info. i appreciate it. any advice on what i should do after all the hard parts are taken care of? Had a stock Cummins a few years ago now im back in the game with a differnt brand
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:39 PM
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Since you asked, Put a good tune on it and drive it like you stole it !!

Don't forget to clean the turbo if you have it out.
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