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Electrolysis?

Here's the story. At 115000 miles I had a headgasket leaking under hard boost pushing water out the degas bottle. Did some research and found that I had the same problem that everyone else with a 6.0 will have if not already had.Took it in and had head gaskets, head studs, bullet proof egr cooler, and a updated ford oil cooler. While they where in there I had them put a water pump in it to. 5123 miles later I pull into my driveway and have oil running out of my degas bottle.
Here's where it gets kinda funny, take it in and the shop checks it out and says that I have a electrolysis problem and that it was eating away at the oil cooler and timming cover. thats what pluged up the oil cooler and caused it to fail. Question is why didnt it show signs of anything being eaten away in the first 115000 miles when they put in a water pump and why did it make the cooler fail in just 5000 miles? Can someone with a greater knowledge of electrolysis please explain this in layman terms .
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If you don't have a monitor, thats why you didn't see your oil cooler clogging. What type of coolant are you using? This is typically a problem associated with boats in salt water.

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Running the green antifreeze and the ford aditive. No moniter. Cant figure out what the best programer is. Just got a FICM with the 40PHP from ficmrepair.com and the day before the ficm got here truck blew up. Anybody have any good insight as to witch programer-moniter combo works the best. I do tow alot and I guess I should start watching the temps.
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Running the green antifreeze and the ford aditive. No moniter. Cant figure out what the best programer is. Just got a FICM with the 40PHP from ficmrepair.com and the day before the ficm got here truck blew up. Anybody have any good insight as to witch programer-moniter combo works the best. I do tow alot and I guess I should start watching the temps.
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Green coolant is a huge no-no, (head shaking) i'm at a loss as where to start. and if your "mechanic" didn't warn you about this before, I wouldnt refer to him as a mechanic again. At least not a 6.0 diesel mechanic. I would suggest reading the stickies. Start here.

Write Up: Monitoring the 6.0L PSD.

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Ok ,after reading 90% of that post I really need a moniter. I've prety much made up my mind to go with a CST, but the SCT keeps jumping out at me. What to do.
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Ok ,after reading 90% of that post I really need a moniter. I've prety much made up my mind to go with a CST, but the SCT keeps jumping out at me. What to do.
Read this, most especially the part about coolant related failures......
Write Up: Bullet-Proofing the 6.0L PSD.
I know nothing about the sct, I just have the edge cts. There is a sticky on the sct also.

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Green Coolant made your parts fail! Causes cavitation! Also make sure what you are seeing is oil and not Trans Fluid!

I had my trans cooler inside my radiator bust and it filled my system with trans fluid!

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Electrolysis is caused by stray electrical current, AC is much worse than DC. Porosity is caused by cavitation. It's easy for them to be misdiagnosed, especially when you add in crevice corrosion. Do you have any pics?

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