Fill it up again Dummy
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Central Valley, Sierra Mountains, California
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You really need to get some gauges for the truck for basic reasons. The oil cooler in these trucks start a chain reaction that leads to egr cooler as well as head gasket failure.
Monitoring oil temps is far and away the most important thing you can do, in a nutshell: if the oil cooler plugs up it reduces flow to the egr cooler and if coolant flow is reduced to it it will burst. Once it bursts if it leaks enough coolant into the intake manifold the additional expansion from coolant in the cumbustion chamber increases cylinder pressures to a point the head gaskets will fail.
There are plenty of gauges available but the most affordable is the ScangaugeII for around $160.00 available at Auto Zone on the shelf. It will read everything the PCM sees and will make troubleshooting your problem much easier to diagnose.
Gauges are a MUST with these engines!!!!!
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2006 F250 LARIAT CCSB 4X4
ARP Studs, O-Ringed Heads
X4 PHP 65 HP Custom Tow Tune
CAT EC-1 Coolant, IPR Coolant filter
Fass-125 to a Adjustable Pressure Reg.
Turbo-back SS 4" pipe, Corsa Muffler -7" Tip
6.4 starter, DC Power 270 w/ AGM regulator
Die Hard Platinum AGM all 2/0 Cables
Fabtech Radius Arms
7" lift w: Icon Progressive Coil Springs
2008 up Carli/Deaver rear springs
2000 Watts of McIntosh Bliss
All riding on some Fatty-Daddy 38/15.50/18 Toyo's