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Loosing Coolant in Overflow

Wile the hood was up chasing a no start problme that ended up being the ground wire to the FICM, i noticed the Coolent Jug was empty. I put a gallon and a half of coolant in it and let it go. I thought maybe some of the rough running from the FICM messing up caused it to spit up. This was all on Saturday, I just checked it again and it was about half a gallon low. It was just below the Min line on the jug. I cant tell where it may be going because its been rainy and wet for two days here. It runs fine, dosnt over heat. and when i was under it this weekend i saw no signs of water leaking. No steam from the exhaust thats not normal, since its cold and rainy. Any suggestions?

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you're sure you dont notice it leaking anywhere?

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Ill have to look it over really good when it drys up. I checked my oil Saturday when i added the gallon and a half and it was in the same place it was when i changed it. I havnt really done much trouble shooting on this because of the weather. Im planning on working it over this weekend, i was just hoping to find out some things to look for.

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check arround the cap on the degas bottle. mine was blowing coolant out from arround the cap other than that it was running fine

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ya good luck buddy i hope everything is fine. my major worry would be the egr but if you have any questions feel free to ask anyone one here

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BullyDoller: Did you just replace the cap and its been fine?

Powerstroke: What do you mean the EGR? Is this one of thoes things where if it messes up your screwed?

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I was just reading through some of the other threads and some said how to tell if its the egr. The one i read said to pull out the egr and raise the truck or the engine to see if any fluid comes to the front. I pulled my EGR friday and cleaned it and then inspected the port it goes in, i know it was dry, i even cleaned it with a rag. So if there was no coolent there and none in the oil, im probably looking at a leak externally or a Cap right? I hope.

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unfortunatly on my truck it was head gaskets and a bad EGR cooler, as you can see in the picture. amy good friend is a certified ford mechanic who does all my work and he has seen many 6.0 with the egr cooler failure. was there preassure on the degas bottle cap when you took it off?

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I assume your over 100,000

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I took it off just after driving and it hissed a little.

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