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Time for studs I think!!

A little background I have a 07 with 98k on it. Full delete with sct tuner, four inch diamond eye, intake,edge cs. I pull something with it almost daily and the other day I was pulling our gooseneck weighing around 25k and pulled into a field and realized it had puked a little out the cap. Which is a napa cap I just put on to be safe about a month ago. So I put my factory one back on and hauled two more loads at same weight and hasn't done it since. Number are still and always have been no more that 8 degrees apart. Most of the time +-3 degrees. I what told another good way to check heads is see if your top radiator hose is really hard. Is there any truth to that besides checking with the guage. I'm not losing any coolant besides what puked the one time.


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A good way to check is to verify for excessive coolant pressure and if coolant pressure rises proportionally with heavy throttle.

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A good way to check is to verify for excessive coolant pressure and if coolant pressure rises proportionally with heavy throttle.
Yep. Coolant pressure should not rise with boost or cylinder pressure. Normal is 8 to 10 psi depending upon temp, load, and altitude. Before I got studded, when my HGs let go my coolant pressure would rise to 22 psi at 28 psi boost.

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So is here any truth to the top radiator hose being really hard but the cap is still holding whatever pressure is there as a test also for head gaskets?


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My upper hose felt normal when the gaskets went. That is true on a D-Max though.

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Ic. When I called the shop to see about my assumptions I was rattling off what I wrote earlier and they also said the fastest way to tell is to check that and I did. It was hard as a rock but I had never checked it before to know the difference. I was hoping to do this winter to save some money and be able to do myself but I guess I'm proly off to the shop sooner it sound like to have someone else do it


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So is here any truth to the top radiator hose being really hard but the cap is still holding whatever pressure is there as a test also for head gaskets?


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Not a test for failed HGs. The cooling system is always pressurized when warm, and the degas bottle cap doesn't vent until 16 psi. Most cooling systems will hold pressure for a day or two.

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Basically I should get a gauge and run that test before I assume he gasket are leaking because it only puked once?


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Yeah. It's possible your new cap was junk.

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Thanks. I had them drop a new cap off but maybe I'll see if the factory on hold up till I get some time to run the test


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