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Old 05-22-2009, 09:27 PM
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Head gasket or egr?

Hey guys, If i start and run my truck 15 mins down the road babying the truck, I get out and check under the hood and I have a little stream of coolant that has come out of the degas bottle. If i dry it all up and drive home by the time i get home I have the same little amount. I dont have to hammer on it to get it to leak. What do you think it is egr or head gasket? Thanks a lot for your help.
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Old 05-22-2009, 09:32 PM
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How many miles are on the rig. Have you ever cleaned the egr valve. Pull the egr valve and see if it is wet. if it is most likely the egr cooler is shot.
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Old 05-22-2009, 09:56 PM
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39,000 miles And no i never pulled the egr valve, Ill start there thanks a lot for the help! I have always been really paranoid about loosing coolant so i always keep a watch on it.
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I have the same problem. The next oil change I'm having the dealership do either a induction or injection cleaning. Which ever they have. I've heard they help and difference of before and afterwards is night and day. Hopefully this will unclog whatever may be blocking the EGR.
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Old 05-23-2009, 01:31 PM
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Alright Mudrunnin, I pulled my egr valve out and it was "wet looking" no real water or coolant just wet looking. It had a ton of carbon built up so i cleaned it all out but there was so much i couldnt believe it. Could the build up have been causing the puking? Or do you think there is still a very good chance the egr cooler is shot? Thanks a lot for the help!
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Old 05-23-2009, 01:36 PM
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carbon build up is common. The egr valve shouldnt be wet at all. I'm no expert but it sounds like egr cooler failer

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Old 05-23-2009, 01:38 PM
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Thanks a lot mudrunnin, Either way I now have a better idea what the problem is. It looks like ill be doing an egr delete, and i might as well do head gaskets and studs if im going to work on this thing.
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