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Coolant question

I see I have been losing some coolant. Not much but enough to be worried. Just had oem head gaskets n arp studs done for the 2nd time 1000 miles ago. Truck is at operating temp so I Put the bubble leak test on from bulletproofdiesel and there is bubbles showing in the 2 liter bottle. Is this normal or could it be head gaskets and also heads? Don't wanna do this again. Truck runs awesome. No loss in power. ECT 192 - EOT 194 at 55mph.. have EGR Delete with php Hercules 100. Sorry for long post just feel like gonna have a stroke. What would you guys do?

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Did you have the heads checked when you had them off?

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Did you have the heads checked when you had them off?
Excellent question. Have you replaced the degas bottle cap with a new one from Ford? Do you have coolant in the oil?

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Had it done at ford. They say they did send them out. Gave me a 2 year warranty. is bubbles a bad thing in these coolant systems or should it be bubble free when doing this test

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Going in there on Monday pi$$ed but before I do wanna make sure I don't accuse them of something that's normal

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I've never seen that test done but by and large there should not be bubbles in the system that can cause a hydro lock situation where the air prevents the coolant from flowing.I would contact Bulletproof Diesel and ask them about what is normal with the test would be my best suggestion.

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I will definitely do that 1st thing. Thank you.

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I never really liked that bubble test thing and thought it was a little hokey (sp) Can you hook up a PSI gauge to it and see what the reading is?

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Update.. I called bulletproofdiesel.I asked them about the bubble leak test and why I have bubbles. Couldn't give me a answer cuz i don't have a egr cooler. I decided to go buy another degas bottle cap last Sunday and been checking my coolant everyday. So far I've loss no coolant. I bought the 1st cap right after I got my truck back bout 1000 miles ago. My guess would be the cap went bad. A 5 dollor part just saved me a lot of time and money. Just got bills 140x tune. Will be trying it out this weekend.

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