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kind of concerned but not sure for what....

so 2004 f350 4 door long bed. 51.9k miles 6in superift, 35s 16in wheels.

2011 new oil cooler, ficm, egr cooler,

oct 2012 new turbo and had bulletproof egr cooler installed. by dealer as part of contract when i bought vehicle (i was really ignorant)

then i installed a dfuser coolant filter (first one was amazing super clean) then did the blue spring mod.

so its been like 3 wks since i looked under the hood and found i had dried coolant on my cap. and a little on the top drivers side of radiator hose...

according to my guages my normal ect is 184, and my normal eot is 188-190. thats crusing at 60-65 on highway. when i goose it for fun or hills etc.. ive only had oil get to 201ish and coolant never above 198.


so is there a problem here? I do not know if i have the upgraded degas bottle but do have the new ford cap.

what you guys think is going on? just bought a used sct now im worried because cant afford a bulletproof oil cooler and head studs... sorry for long story and thanks.

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tomorrow morning im going to send a picture of where the coolant lvl is in the bottle and record it. then going to see if i loose any over next few weeks.


should i drain it to the min line and see if it goes away? not sure when it happened. i havent ran my sct tuner yet and now i wanna wait.

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May just need a new cap.



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ok i have the new ford cap. you guys recommend that 4$ cap? what brand is it again?

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I just got a new Ford one.



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ok, I'll do some more looking and try it out. also when the dealer installed the bulletproof egr they did a headgasket test and it passed. so im just confused.

thanks for helps.

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took a picture of my coolant level i lost about half an inch. i was almost to the full line (arrows) now im at the mark i made... my deltas are never more then 5-8 apart... anyone know why i puked coolant? i cant afford another headgasket. i got a new oil cooler in 2011, bpd egr like oct 2012. and first coolant filter was clean. i had a small coolant leak on the upper drivers side hose of radiator when i removed it to do blue spring mod. but i ut 2 clamps and fixed it.

1. so is my tank the old tank? there is only one line, and where do i fill it on old tank.

2. should i use money and time to test my (upgraded ford cap) or just a. buy another ford cap? or b. buy that 4 dollar one?

3. can anyone provide a link to do a pressure test on cap or headgasket? the dealer did one oct 12 but maybe they just "said they did" and gave me an invoice?
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shoot dang anyone think i just overfilled the degas bottle or? if i got a 5k job i gotta sell the little commuter car

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Cap wont fix it. U need 5K
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Cap wont fix it. U need 5K
Why's that? Did you pressure test his system?



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