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Old 07-07-2013, 05:58 PM
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Coolant low after long trips and a P0284

I just hauled two 30ft combine headers hooked to each other with my 04 6.0 and when I got to our destination it was loping pretty good (P0284) and noticed it was half a gallon low on coolant(temps were about 230f). When I started it up the next day I filled coolant back up and there was no lope anymore until I started driving and stopped and shut it off and it started loping again. When I pulled these trailers it was 101 out with a 30mph crosswind and going up at steep grade for about 300 miles. by boost pressure stayed above 20psi for most of the journey and I only have a Egr delete and straight pipe. Im nervous guys please help its my only mode of transportation.
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:04 PM
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Did you see any signs of puking? Are you filling to the new full mark?
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Yes it had some puking..I put about 48oz to get it back up to the proper line. I drove it 400 miles today to get back home and coolant was at the same line. the coolant temp and oil temp are still good only 2 degree difference and still averaged 17.5mpg
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:44 PM
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Are you still running the original degass bottle cap?
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:48 PM
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everything is original
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Do a quick search. Just put in that p0284 and their is a lot of info. ( Id tell ya for sure what the code means if I knew for sure myself...)
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As far as the cap they are known to fail with time. Fluid under pressure boils at a higher temp. so if your cap is not holding its 16-17 psi your truck could basically boil over and puke. Plus its a cheap hopeful fix.
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