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Hi, I'm new to powerstroke and diesel world. I recently purchased an 04 excursion limited 4X4 6.0. It has 170,000 miles on it, EGR delete, A.R.P. Studs. 4" diamond eye exhaust straight pipe from turbo back. That's the stuff I've noticed that has been done to it. I've got an issue with coolant coming out of degas bottle only when you get on it I notice it. I've done a coolant flush on it with the ford VC-9 and refilled withe zerex cat coolant. I put an after market coolant gauge on it but haven't seen any temps above 220. I only have heat when I'm on highway. I've replaced the thermostat also. I'd like to get this problem taken care of and then I'd like to try to get around 500-600 horsepower out of it. I know head gaskets have been replaced but don't know what brand nor if heads were machined. That was done before I bought it. Also notice gurgling in coolant system.

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What could my coolant issue be?
Is there any updates to this motor I need to look for or do?
And what is best way to achieve my horsepower goals?

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Sounds like you have leaking head gaskets. Are you sure you it has ARP studs? You may need to do a coolant pressure check. Info is on Youtube.

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Yes. It does have ARP studs. And what I can see of the head gaskets they are black.


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My questions are:
What could my coolant issue be?
Is there any updates to this motor I need to look for or do?
And what is best way to achieve my horsepower goals?

Thanks for any info!!!


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1) Head gaskets
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Thanks! I have a puzzling thought. I know if the head gaskets were leaking exhaust into the cooling system it would cause it to over pressurize but what really confuses me is if I leave it sit for 3-4 days and then check the coolant it still has pressure on it. If they were leaking and after engine has cooled wouldn't the coolant leak into the cylinder to relieve pressure?


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Good question! My X with stock bolts did the same. leaked under load out the degas bottle and would hold pressure when cold. They leak under pressure(stretch) not when under low load or off. I have heard of people installing only the studs that are visible to fake out customers before. Do you know who did the studs?

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The studs, head gaskets (look new from where they hang out of head area), and EGR delete was done before I bought it.


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Well I have tried some other ways to check that did not work but I would try the pressure test of the cooling system while driving shown in several Youtube videos. If you are getting puking out of the degas bottle on flat ground without a programmer you have a good sized leak somewhere.

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Also as I recall there were some Victor head gaskets called Black something that were known to be bad.

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Thanks! I'll do the pressure test and get back to you.


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