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Pressure in degas bottle

Im building pressure in my degas bottle and every so often you can hear the radiator cap release steam. over the coarse of a month I might lose about a half gallon fluid thru the radiator cap. Has anyone had this and if so what could it be. Ive replaced the radiator and that wasnt it. I installed a egr delete kit from IPR earlier. Truck does not smoke or run hot.
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The quick answer without asking a lot of questions, head gaskets.

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Replace the cap first, it might have failed and is releasing early. $12 from Ford and they are known to fail.

More likely, Cheesy's right. Checking degas for over-pressurization is the basic head gasket failure test.

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