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post #1 of 16 Old 11-28-2007, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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Head gasket ?

I have installed these gages - engine temp, EGT, Trans, Boost. What are the early signs of a blow head gasket? What to look out for? Should I or should I not put a STC chip on my F250 04-6.0

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Would a sign of the head gasket be going if there is preasure from the engine blowing coolant out of my resevor?

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I'm not a mechanic, but from my reading and experiences it could be the egr cooler-oil cooler or the head gaskets. Hopefully somebody that knows more will answer you soon. There are a lot of threads on both issues. Good luck.

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yeah that can be a sign, but that can also be egr related. look in the coolant just whith the engine running and watch for air bubbles
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If I see air bubbles what dose that mean? The truck gos to the shop Wed.

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That means air from the engine is blowing back into the coolant. Head is blowing or has blown. Also keep an eye-out for white smoke. That is caused by coolant leaking into the cylenders. There again head troubles. You may want to double check my info. I am not a tech but I try to learn as much as possible about my truck.
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I'm still waiting on Ford. My truck is still there.

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Head gaskets are blown. Ford is replacing the heads and gaskets. Mabey I'll get it back sometime this centry.

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I was told that you should get ARP studs. Mine is in the shop right now getting them installed. I had to go to another dealer to . After my experiences, I wouldn't run any programs without them.

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I was told that you should get ARP studs. Mine is in the shop right now getting them installed. I had to go to another dealer to . After my experiences, I wouldn't run any programs without them.
shes getting two new heads as well...both were warped 2-3 thousanths.....
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