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Old 02-12-2012, 09:58 AM
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Help please. About to push it off a cliff

Ok my coolants filthy (gold). I have needed to flush it a while but been over whelmed with how to and clogging up the oil cooler and so on. Well my heat has cut out and my coolant looked a little low so I added some to it yesterday only to notice this morning that it exploded out of the degas bottle everywhere. I gueas it wasn't as low as I thought. I feeled it to the low mark?? Could my heater core be bad or that my coolant is so filthy it clogged it or something else up?. To my knowledge it has never been flushed since it left the lot in 04. Any ideas on why my heat went out? Thanks
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Old 02-12-2012, 01:11 PM
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Headgasket(s) let go from the sounds of it. heat stopped working due to air in the cooling system.

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Old 02-12-2012, 03:31 PM
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Clogged oil cooler, ruptured egr cooler, blown hg
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i dont see how my head gasket could be blown. no loss of power. not smoking. coolant not in egr last time i checked???? as far as the coolant spewing out i think i over filled the degas bottle. you dont think it could be as simple as my coolant clogging my heater core or something else. i just dont know. i sure to hell hope its not a HG
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:54 PM
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what is the best way for me to go about checking to see if the HG is blown??
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Old 02-12-2012, 04:14 PM
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First on one of your heater hoses near the firewall there will be a silver canister looking thing with a valve inline with the hose. Be shure the grey plastic vacum line is attached to the nipple securely. This is the water shut off valve to the heater core.

There is a tool to test for combustion gases in the cooling system. Be shure to use the one for diesel engines. Many parts stores carry it or can order it. Oreilly had it at one time for $45.00
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Old 02-12-2012, 04:37 PM
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I just feel like if it was blown it would run terrible. Other than a little injecter sticking when it's cold it runs good. Maybe I should have left out the comment about to it spewing coolant out. If I would have said te heater doesn't work would yal still say head gasket
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When my HG's blew, my truck still run like a champ, never once blew white smoke, and never puked out of degas bottle, also my heat would not work. It started losing small amounts of coolant and I could not find a leak, I did the PSI test and hit 22 easy. When they pulled the heads you could very clearly see where they where blown at. These are not gassers and so they do not act the same when something goes wrong. If your intake is still dry I would bet on HG's.

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Old 02-12-2012, 05:32 PM
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There is another thread started about the same thing. Get on it and heat blows hot let off and it's cold. Gonna check the hose with the inline shut off and a new thermostat. One changed his thermostat and claimed to fix the problem . My coolant temps are running low and my thermo might be stuck open. Hopefully
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I would bet that once you put new thermostat you see a big delta in eot ect.
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