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degas pressure need advice

The truck in last 15 000 miles has new ford heads with stock gaskets and arps egr bypass and oil new cooler. Its getting cold here so I was installing new oe ford injectors and noticed some white residue near rhe degas cap so I replaced the cap last weekend. 300 miles later i have a touch more degas white residue.

I just hooked up a pressure gauage and between full throttle and a degas psi increase only happened once out of ten full trottle runs. That time though it did get up around 17 psi. The rest of the time it seams to set itself at about 7.5 psi not caring on how its driven.
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btw when i did injectors it sat parked for a day to to rain and when i removed a small hose from the degas it had pressure still after 2 days of sitting
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I heard the theory that under heavy load the heads can lift and raise the coolant pressure, that will stay good under lower loads.
But this is extreme theory and you might have several other issues before come to this conclusion.
What is your delta?


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What is your ratio? I noticed with elc that I was running about 43/57 and the coolant was flash boiling making pressure, and now with 65/35 its fine. Just my two cents

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The truck in last 15 000 miles has new ford heads with stock gaskets and arps egr bypass and oil new cooler. Its getting cold here so I was installing new oe ford injectors and noticed some white residue near rhe degas cap so I replaced the cap last weekend. 300 miles later i have a touch more degas white residue.

I just hooked up a pressure gauage and between full throttle and a degas psi increase only happened once out of ten full trottle runs. That time though it did get up around 17 psi. The rest of the time it seams to set itself at about 7.5 psi not caring on how its driven.
Were the new heads checked for flatness? Ford heads are notoriously not flat.

I had a similar issue before I studded. Under a load I could see 22 psi in the cooling system, and the cap would vent as it's supposed to. Now I see 7 - 8 psi coolant pressure, which is just the temperature fluid expansion pressure.

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