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Old 02-21-2012, 03:04 PM
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Couple questions before I dig into my heads.

Okay Ford friends, my 05 has once again blown gaskets.....I think. Been about 2 years since I had my ARPs and Hypermax gaskets installed along with EGR delete. I got the truck real hot the other day on accident. EGTs were sittin at about 1300 for like 10 or 12 seconds before I realized it. White smoke came bellowing out the tail pipe and the degas bottle started pukin. I guess it's pretty apparent that it was a blown head gasket correct?? If theres any other cause any of you might know of to cause these symptoms please educate me. I shut the truck off and had er towed to my house. I'm defenitely going to be doing my own repair due to lack of money haha. Can I reuse my ARP studs? I expect to leave the truck in the garage and take my time. as much time as needed to do it right. Any input would be welcomed and appreciated.
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Don't jump straight to gaskets...

1.Degas Bottle cap?

2.EGR cooler?
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Don't jump straight to gaskets...

1.Degas Bottle cap?

2.EGR cooler?
WEll I was gonna take a closer look at the degas bottle but would that cause tons of white smoke to blow out the exhaust? I also have a EGR cooler delete kit so it's not that. Thanx
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Did your heads get machined strait and level on the previous gasket change? Even then there are limits, so my machinist says.
Best of luck...
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Did your heads get machined strait and level on the previous gasket change? Even then there are limits, so my machinist says.
Best of luck...
No I asked the shop that did the work and they said that the heads were straight so they didn't get machined. I will for sure take the heads down to a good shop for verification. Not gonna cut any corners.
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I went to the local Diesel repair shop today, I needed some instruction on cam alignment. During our conversation he talked about the fire ring heads. I am guessing the block get machined also to match the head. This may be something to look into if gaskets seem to be a continued problem.
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I went to the local Diesel repair shop today, I needed some instruction on cam alignment. During our conversation he talked about the fire ring heads. I am guessing the block get machined also to match the head. This may be something to look into if gaskets seem to be a continued problem.
For sure. I've decided on never selling this truck so I will be doing whatever necessary. Might be sittin for awhile til I get everything in order for the job but ah well. Thanx for the input.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:33 PM
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Yes my wife's F250 pulls our horse trailer, we are too far into a 40k plus for a new truck... I'm A full size Ford truck person, even after the problems we have had this is the truck I like this better than the alternative. After all the known issues are fixed, this truck should last us a long time. We should have bought a true corn picker.
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Don't jump straight to gaskets...

1.Degas Bottle cap?

2.EGR cooler?
Deff check the cap...have it tested. Mine held only like 3 psi

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Deff check the cap...have it tested. Mine held only like 3 psi

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Okay, i will do that. Would a weak cap cause the white smoke out the exhaust?
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