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Old 08-07-2012, 08:25 AM
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leaking coolant? head gaskets?

Hey guys, I have an 05 6.0. I parked it in the driveway this morning and noticed somehting leaking from the front of the truck. Has a goldish tint and smells a little like coolant but has an oily texture. any thoughts? its coming from the front of the motor for sure, cant see where and its getting slung around by pullies and belts. initial thoughts?
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It could be something as simple as a water pump or a leaky hose. Anti-freeze running down the outside of a dirty engine can get "oily". I hope it's simple.
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Thanks for the input. Water pump was definitely leaking, replaced that with upper and lower hoses, thermostat, and degas bottle cap. Unfortunately the degas bottle has been puking. There is an oil leak somewhere on top of the motor, no chance to clean and chase it yet. Its not much but its definitely leaking a little.. I deleted the EGR and cooler a few years back and did APR studs. Could a bad or leaking oil cooler possibly be the problem. I'm pretty sold on it being head gaskets unfortunately. Whats the next best step? Pressure test?
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did you use black onyx gaskets? if so i can bet its head gaskets too.
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stock ford gaskets...
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try getting a new degas bottle cap. its like 20 dollars or less
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did you use black onyx gaskets? if so i can bet its head gaskets too.


Leaking HG do not leak coolant on the ground... They only go through the exhaust (white smoke) due to the leak being internal.

I would make sure you didn't fill it higher then the "LOW" line... (the low lline is the new MAX amount), change the degas bottle cap, pressure test your coolant system, and figure out exactly what is leaking... Check the EGR cooler/delete blue hose connection coming to the Oil cooler, it might be leaking.
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The leak was coming from the water pump. That was replaced as well as the reservoir cap. However, truck is still puking. Gonna pressure test this week to see for sure. I'll check that delete hose too. Thanks for the help.
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Leaking HG do not leak coolant on the ground... They only go through the exhaust (white smoke) due to the leak being internal.

I would make sure you didn't fill it higher then the "LOW" line... (the low lline is the new MAX amount), change the degas bottle cap, pressure test your coolant system, and figure out exactly what is leaking... Check the EGR cooler/delete blue hose connection coming to the Oil cooler, it might be leaking.
Eli that's not entirely correct with our trucks. If you have coolant in the exhaust you usually have either a cracked egr cooler or cracked heads. Our trucks usually blow head gaskets from cylinder to cylinder or cylinder to water jacket thus over pressurizing the cooling system and causing puking.

You can get a new coolant cap for $5 at advance auto parts.
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Leaking HG do not leak coolant on the ground... They only go through the exhaust (white smoke) due to the leak being internal.

I would make sure you didn't fill it higher then the "LOW" line... (the low lline is the new MAX amount), change the degas bottle cap, pressure test your coolant system, and figure out exactly what is leaking... Check the EGR cooler/delete blue hose connection coming to the Oil cooler, it might be leaking.
it does if it raises the pressure in the degas bottle and it pukes out of the bottle.
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