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Cylinder #8 leaking?

Bare with me, I'm a noob when it comes to the mechanics and how everything works.

The boyfriend tells me my cylinder 8 is leaking. Strikes me as odd...the truck runs great. Shouldn't the truck have symptoms because of this? How can I correct this problem right away? He tells me my only option is head gaskets. Help?


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Whats the issue with the truck??

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Apparently cylinder 8 is leaking. But my truck runs great. I want to know if I should be having symptoms of this an how to fix it


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Head gaskets don't leak externally on the 6.0's generally. I would suspect the small hose that connects your EGR cooler to the oil cooler, especially if the hose is orange.

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Any idea whats leaking? Coolant, Oil?

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He says oil

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Have him get some pics and post them. Doubt it's a head gasket.

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Well I'm taking it to my mechanic this weekend. I will post pictures! We are going to find just exact is wrong with my truck if anything at all
I am eager to learn more about how things work and how to diagnose issues so I don't have to go through all this hassle. Its a 3 hour drive to my mechanic.

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Re: Cylinder #8 leaking?

Head gaskets don't leak externally on the 6.0's generally. I would suspect the small hose that connects your EGR cooler to the oil cooler, especially if the hose is orange.


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Well I'm taking it to my mechanic this weekend. I will post pictures! We are going to find just exact is wrong with my truck if anything at all
I am eager to learn more about how things work and how to diagnose issues so I don't have to go through all this hassle. Its a 3 hour drive to my mechanic.
You may not need to do this^^^^

Want to learn about your truck, go here and download the coffee table book........http://www.forddoctorsdts.com/articl...icle-06-08.php
We can walk you through it.

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Re: Cylinder #8 leaking?

You should definetly do this.....Write Up: Monitoring the 6.0L PSD.

Very important.

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