Join Date: Feb 2013
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Losing coolant, not 100% on diagnostic
So i recently bought a 06 f250, and im basically loving evrything about the truck, other then my coolant disapearing! I noticed about 2 days after i bought the truck, its very cold up here where i live (-20 regularly), and i noticed i wasnt blowing hot air at idle, then it stopped blowing hot all together. I suspected being low on coolant but my temp gauge hadnt moved. Got it home and checked and the degas bottles were dry, took about 1 1/2 gal to fill them. Ran the truck 60 or so miles to work and back noticing a lil more smoke then i thought it should. But, no power loss, no overheating, no hardstarts or rough idle, nothing out of the degas bottle cap, just using coolant and blowing white smoke sometimes. After alot of forum research, I just about have my mind made up its my egr cooler, but i dont wana rip it apart and fix it only to have it be HG's or something else. My question is, is there any sure way to pinpoint my problem? I plan on doing the 6.0 Bulletproofing all around anyway, but i dont have the funds for both at the moment, i need to fix the root of my problem so i can drive this thing without worrying about a hydrolock everytime i shut it off!