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post #1 of 11 Old 05-14-2009, 05:13 AM Thread Starter
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coolent leak

I just bought an 03 f250 6.0. when i got it home i started all the maintance and i noticed that the raditor was low so i added about a gallon of antifreze. drove the truck to the store and back to the house and i noticed there was steam comeing out of the hood. the coolent level was about 2inchs below the min mark and there was antifrezee on the engain. why did it do this.
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where is it coming from, hose....resi....?

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It looked like the ris
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don't hold me to it but from what i understand that is a good indication of blown headgaskets.

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Yeah that is what i thought to but was hoping for some other awnser
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Could also be the EGR cooler.....but someone who knows better will be posting soon I think


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if the degas bottle was over the cold mark it was probably just over full. other wise id check eot and ect and compare if more than 15 degrees oil cooler is plugged and while your doing it id build the removal kit for the egr cooler. then after that fill it back up and see if she still pukes if so good time to install head studs and gaskets. then you wont have any more problems with it. oh and dont forget to replace degass bottle cap.

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what about the water pump. any chance of that playing any role in the problem??
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If it was the water pump it should drip in the road not on top of the engine.


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if the degas bottle was over the cold mark it was probably just over full. other wise id check eot and ect and compare if more than 15 degrees oil cooler is plugged and while your doing it id build the removal kit for the egr cooler. then after that fill it back up and see if she still pukes if so good time to install head studs and gaskets. then you wont have any more problems with it. oh and dont forget to replace degass bottle cap.
My truck is doing the same thing out of the degas bottle. My ECT and EOT get 30 degree's apart. Is that sounded like a oil cooler or egr failure? I did take it to the st(D)ealership and they said my headgaskets weren't blown. Still even with them looking it makes me wondering. Here lately if I just give it enough gas to pass another car she pukes. Also, my degas bottle looks like it is stained on the inside with a darker color. Any ideas what that is?

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