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Old 04-27-2014, 06:54 AM
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I changed the cap early on( 2 months ago) after viewing the Powerstroke help video on YouTube, got the one from advance auto parts . And issues started just recently. Went to try and get another they did not have, my deltas are way below 15. Just to knock that out. What else could it be and what is the simplest way to diagnose this issue.

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Most likely head gaskets. Put a pressure gauge on the cooling system and if the pressure climbs fast under hard acceleration you've confirmed it. Just make sure you get the heads decked and only use OEM head gaskets. Toss the OEM head bolts in the scrap metal bin and get some ARP studs.


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I changed the cap early on( 2 months ago) after viewing the Powerstroke help video on YouTube, got the one from advance auto parts . And issues started just recently. Went to try and get another they did not have, my deltas are way below 15. Just to knock that out. What else could it be and what is the simplest way to diagnose this issue.

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Go to ford and get an OEM cap. The Stant caps suck
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But also do what Term said and pressure test the system
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Most likely head gaskets. Put a pressure gauge on the cooling system and if the pressure climbs fast under hard acceleration you've confirmed it. Just make sure you get the heads decked and only use OEM head gaskets. Toss the OEM head bolts in the scrap metal bin and get some ARP studs.


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That I was planning on doing plus getting the bullet proof oil system, saving up.

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Where do I get the gauge? How is it done exactly?
I'm planning on bulletproofing and studing and etc etc in a couple of months.

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Just "T" into the small hose going into the degass bottle and get a cheap 0-20 psi (cap relieves at approx 15 psi) mechanical gauge from a local hardware or auto parts store. I just ran a long hose from the "T" out from under the hood and tie-wrapped the gauge to my windshield wiper. It ain't pretty but it gets the job done.


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What else could it be and what is the simplest way to diagnose this issue.
It's a longshot but maybe you just had to much coolant in? Was it at or maybe above the full line?
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It initially was after my radiator hose had broken, and I refilled, but now it seems to be at level and still doing it also I recalled it happened before my hose issue. I tightened it alot yesterday and while I still had some puking not as much. I wonder how good would an oem cap and if it would be a revised one because I know the original caps had issues holding pressure.

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I've heard on here that ford changed the new full mark to the old low mark. Mine sits just above the low mark usually. Been that way since the new radiator went in. Mechanic drained and added new coolant and that's where he put it.
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