Help determining whats wrong with my coolant tank? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 Old 07-26-2012, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Hennigan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: York, Pa
Posts: 45
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Help determining whats wrong with my coolant tank?

Long story short, I bought the truck with 69k miles on the 16th of this month and this past friday I was looking under the hood and noticed that my degas bottle cap (coolant) had puked and I had white residue around the top of the coolant tank. So I took it to the ford dealer I bought it from and they replaced the degas bottle cap and topped off the coolant fluid. This worked for a few days...

Then today I noticed that my degas bottle cap once again puked the white residue. To add onto that, I notice that the coolant inside the tank is not fully settled and almost looks like it was boiling inside the tank. I was a thread of a guy who had this "boiled" look and his was a headgasket failure.

Anyone have any opinions/confirmations of what the problem is? I've attached photos of both problems to help the diagnosis. I am taking into the same ford dealership tomorrow morning to get diagnosised and thankfully I still have the 4 month warranty that came with the truck from the dealer so hopefully what ever it is is covered. I'm just spasing out right now knowing the truck will probably be in the shop all next week.




Current:
2012 Mustang GT 5.0 M6

SOLD:
2006 Dodge 2500 QCSB 5.9 Cummins
2004 F250 CCSB 6.0
Hennigan is offline  
post #2 of 9 Old 07-26-2012, 06:02 PM
WWW.COMPIGNTECH.COM

 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 9,370
Thanks: 98
Thanked 103 Times in 82 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 10 reviews
99% chance your head gaskets are blown if they just put a new coolant cap on and its puking still. They were probably just trying to rule out the easiest fix to make sure they didn't rip into that engine for no reason. When you take it run it decently hard and when they open the degas bottle it will volcano and they will know right away that its head gaskets and they won't be able to d!ck you around saying its something its not.

l BRYAN l


WWW. COMPIGNTECH .COM

Look us up on Facebook
COMPRESSION IGNITION TECHNOLOGIES

l 2005 l Ford F250 l FTX l
[A Few Odds-N-Ends]

Tuscany is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 07-26-2012, 06:37 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
muddy650's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 460
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
When most puke coolant there is more than one white streak down the tank! When mine was puking hard it would blow it everywhere! Had white residue all over everything! That little white line looks like some that may have been dripped out of the lid at some point!

Although if i was under warranty I would get them to pressure test the system to make sure the gaskets werent blown or the EGR wasnt blown, since your under warranty!

If you dont agree with them pressure test it yourself! There is instructions on how to do it on here!

2004 F250 CC SB
SCT Xcal2 SPD+ Lonney Wild Track
ARP Studs
PHP FICM Tuner
2003 Turbo
Coolant Filter
EGR Delete
4" Magnaflow
Airaid Intake
Zoodad
Blue Spring
6.4 Banjo's
CAT EC-1
Custom Camo Seat covers http://www.camotruckseats.com
/
muddy650 is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 07-26-2012, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Hennigan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: York, Pa
Posts: 45
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thanks guys, if it is the headgaskets, hopefully I can talk them into installing ARP headstuds and a EGR delete even if I have to pay out of pocket a little.

Muddy...the first time it puked last friday it had 4 or 5 streaks going down and the look of the coolant tank just worries me so I'll get it checked tomorrow and will let you guys know the outcome.

Current:
2012 Mustang GT 5.0 M6

SOLD:
2006 Dodge 2500 QCSB 5.9 Cummins
2004 F250 CCSB 6.0

Last edited by Hennigan; 07-26-2012 at 07:40 PM.
Hennigan is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 07-30-2012, 06:46 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Hennigan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: York, Pa
Posts: 45
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Update

Well today I took the truck and dropped it off at the dealership. It puked out of the degas bottle more on my way over. They will call me at some point today once they run the tests to figure out the problem. On the bright side its under warrenty and look at the sick loaner they gave me! 2009 f250 Harley Davidson 6.4 diesel. Wont mind at all if it takes a few days to fix my truck!






Current:
2012 Mustang GT 5.0 M6

SOLD:
2006 Dodge 2500 QCSB 5.9 Cummins
2004 F250 CCSB 6.0
Hennigan is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 07-30-2012, 12:35 PM
Premium Member
 
southend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Gulf Coast
Posts: 5,201
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Wow, that was nice of them, guess you better expect some bad news later. Their already trying to smooth things over.

Sent from my SCH-I500

Unfortunately had to Sell my ......2004 KR CC SWB FX4 - Edge insight cts, blue spring upgrade, updated HFCM drain plug, XDP coolant filter, CAT EC-1 rated coolant, Custom Diesel EGR delete, CAT delete, Rotella T6

SEE MY OIL COOLER REPLACEMENT AND EGR DELETE - http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/gen...tml?highlight=
southend is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 07-30-2012, 12:43 PM
Premium Member



 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 20,126
Thanks: 111
Thanked 176 Times in 166 Posts
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Quoted: 224 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
....
.....

2005 F250 King Ranch Work Truck.

Studded and Deleted
175/30% Injectors from WARREN DIESEL!!
Barder Stage 2 Turbo
Warren Comp Tranny w/ PI TC
Six0~Stroker is online now  
post #8 of 9 Old 07-31-2012, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Hennigan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: York, Pa
Posts: 45
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Lol depends what you call bad news. My oil cooler was clogged and the egr cooler was starting to go. Good news for me because I just got a new oil cooler, egr cooler, and headgaskets for $100 because of my warrenty. Hoping the new parts will hold off till winter when I'll do the EGR delete. And with two weeks since I bought it, I had better be treated damn well haha.

On a side note my god is the 6.4 quiet and forgot how much I hated black leather in the summer...Can't wait to get my 6.0 back

Current:
2012 Mustang GT 5.0 M6

SOLD:
2006 Dodge 2500 QCSB 5.9 Cummins
2004 F250 CCSB 6.0
Hennigan is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 07-31-2012, 01:39 PM
Premium Member
 
southend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Gulf Coast
Posts: 5,201
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Glad its gonna work out for you. Get you a monitor, you could have seen that happening.

Sent from my SCH-I500

Unfortunately had to Sell my ......2004 KR CC SWB FX4 - Edge insight cts, blue spring upgrade, updated HFCM drain plug, XDP coolant filter, CAT EC-1 rated coolant, Custom Diesel EGR delete, CAT delete, Rotella T6

SEE MY OIL COOLER REPLACEMENT AND EGR DELETE - http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/gen...tml?highlight=
southend is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome