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Old 03-11-2012, 04:54 PM
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need help!!!!!!!

need to find a good powerstroke mech. near or around the albany new york area........ anybody?
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:01 PM
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How far are you from Toronto or Brampton, Ontario, Canada? I just completed a set of head studs on another upstate New Yorker's truck about two weeks ago. What is your issue?
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:14 PM
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i have coolant coming out the burp tank but really not using any just making me nervise and theres quite a bit of pressure in there after a over night cool down i live near albany its a ride to cananda
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:22 PM
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Aahhhh yes, the good old coolant venting from the coolant degas bottle under acceleration/load that we all know about very well. My guess is that we both have a pretty good idea of what this may be, and you are a little apprehensive about who you will allow under the hood of your ride, am I right?
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:35 PM
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oooooo yes dont want the mech on the corner who does things once in a while you know. i dont want it to be hg but pretty sure what do you think and what could be the cost
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:45 PM
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also been noticing that at idle i lose heat in the cab and then when i start driving it gets hot again what do you think
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:07 PM
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YUP. Coolant venting from degas bottle and loss of heat at engine idle. Those are the classic symptoms of heads lifting off the block due to stretched cylinder head bolts.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:25 PM
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m-chan68,I have a question about this.My truck does the same thing.What I don't understand is if the head gaskets are gone how come the pressure in the degas bottle doesn't bleed off over night.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:20 AM
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Yeah that puzzles me to bc that to me means i have good cooling system with no leaks. Could it be that i might have some air traped ib the system and needs to be bled out?

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Old 03-13-2012, 10:28 PM
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I do know it takes abit to get the air out of the coolant system and I think the heater core may sit pretty high so if your low on coolant and on level ground the heater core my not have coolant in it when it's at idle.I know if I have mine topped up all the way I don't have a problem but I do lose coolant.I also know the caps for the degas bootles are not very good and also cheap to buy from ford.When mine first started pushing coolant out about a year ago I got a new cap for it and I didn't have any problems again until I took the cap off when the coolant was hot and it messed up the seal.I'm not saying to not get your truck check out by a good machanic but I wouldn't spend thousands of dollars until I was sure of what the problem is.My trucks been doing this for at least a year and doesn't have any other issues that would tell me it's head gasket.I'm not burning or useing oil at all.I do have lack of power now but that is caused by injector problems.If I did have a few thousand to throw at the truck I would do studs,gaskets and high performance injectors but for now it is going to be parked because it burns way to much fuel and cost way to much to fix it's issues.At this point I wish I never bought it.Hope you have better luck with yours.
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