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Old 01-24-2013, 11:55 AM
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coolant leak

so ive have been sitting here scratching my head with my truck half way accrost the world right now.

the story goes. i blew up my egr cooler. so i had it welded shut for multiple reasons over deleting it. but i put it back in and i tightened the doughnut and the rubber tube as best as i could. im preatty sure that its not leaking from there but im not saying that its not.

im trying to figure out if i blew a head gasket pulled a stud or warped a head.

its running off the right bank for sure. and i dont notice it leaking until i get the degas bottle dam near the full line. all the lines going to and from the degas bottle are on and secure. it looks like it could be coming off where the heads meet the block but then again i cant really get back in there to see with the heater core in the way.

when i first blew the egr cooler i had like a half mile to go until i was in my drive way. i wasny about to call a tow truck for a half a mile so i limped my way home very slowly.

yea i know it wasn't the smartest idea.

im so lost with this problem
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:45 PM
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checked the heater valve? or lines going into the heater core?
how about the coupler from egr cooler to oil cooler? or oil cooler itself?
whatever it is, it will look like the head gasket because it will leak down and along the seam
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i have not. would those have been affected by the egr cooler blowing up?
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:45 AM
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just get the areas all clean and dry and pressurize the system. always look from the highest spots, as gravity will cause it leak down and across a seam and appear to be coming from a lower area
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