Blown head gasket? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-07-2014, 04:09 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 32
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Blown head gasket?

Sorry for the long post
I have a 05 f250 I recently purchased, truck runs great and up until now completely stock. I was doing dome reading and decided to put a new coolant cap on it a few weeks ago just to be safe. I'm here in Ohio and it's been pretty cold to say the least (with windchill in the -40 range) The truck didn't have a block heater cord on it so I bought one and put it on a week ago. The truck never fails to start at all, anyways. I did a lift kit and wheels on it and yesterday I decided to put my live wire tuner on it, I put a street tune with a tire size change. I started the truck and immediately noticed a lot more smoke just idling there, figure its -10 out it's to be expected. I had to make a run so I drove on the interstate and noticed in the mirror it seems to be smoking but figured it was the weather, never beat on it or anything, after it was warm at idle there was no smoke when idling. Parked it last night and plugged it in, started it this morning and let it run for probably 45 minutes before I left to work. Got almost to work and sitting at a light I noticed sitting at idle I had no heat but soon as I take off from the light heat was back? Popped the hood when I got to work and saw that there was coolant around the coolant cap and everywhere around it and coolant was at the minimum line. Where should I go from here?

Also rethinking this a bit, The day I did the tuner, on my way to work before installing it I was on the interstate and looked down and my boost was showing around 25-28 psi just cruising down the interstate. I scanned it before installing the tuner and had a p0611, p0674 and p0299 code, I cleared them and the p0299 code hasn't come back and noticed on the interstate tonight was showing 5-10 psi cruising?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 01-07-2014, 04:45 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Trinidad Colorado ,USA
Posts: 4,449
Thanks: 51
Thanked 75 Times in 74 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Is your egr still hooked up?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 01-07-2014, 04:51 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: wichita,ks
Posts: 121
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I second the egr check but sounds like my exact concern when my head gaskets where blown. sorry to say. and your boost numbers are normal.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 01-07-2014, 05:54 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 32
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
yes the egr is still on, completely stock except has a tuner
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 01-07-2014, 06:02 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: wichita,ks
Posts: 121
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Next step to me would be checking to see if the egr cooler is blown. Pull the egr and look for coolant in the intake.

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 01-07-2014, 06:30 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 32
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I will pull the egr tomorrow and check
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 01-09-2014, 09:09 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 32
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I pulled my egr off today and it is definitely wet inside the intake.


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 01-09-2014, 09:22 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 32
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k4...psdmurtuwy.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k4...psnyxbevxu.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k4...psqf7r6oce.jpg
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 01-09-2014, 11:27 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: wichita,ks
Posts: 121
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Looks like you for sure have a blown egr cooler. I would start there as thats cheaper than doing it all at once but whatever you want to do.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 01-09-2014, 11:28 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 32
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
What are the chances of it just being the EGR cooler and not the head gaskets. I have an EGR delete kit sitting here ready to go on but don't really want to go through that if I have to turn around and do the gaskets in a week.


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors