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Old 06-09-2012, 03:55 PM
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Head gasket question.......

So I noticed over the last couple days my coolant level dropped about half a inch on the bottle. No hissing or boiling out the cap. Truck don't smoke or smell Like coolant. Need some reassurance. Can't afford to do it again would be on my own. Thus thought scares me.
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the level varies a lot on mine but has a normal range it work within up and down
either cool outside /truck hot / or cool truck /hot outside

incline of truck ,, how long since I ran it ,, open the cap slowly it usually rises for Me


and just keep an eye on it for a while
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Old 06-09-2012, 04:12 PM
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Awesome thanks man.


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i lost 4 gal over the weekend and one over the last 3 days i think my gaskets are gone it goes in monday for tests
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An easy way to tell if you have head problems is to do a pressure check on the coolant system and see what it's at.
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An easy way to tell if you have head problems is to do a pressure check on the coolant system and see what it's at.
While driving/running for an accurate reading correct?. You can still hold 16psi at the bottle with blown gaskets sometimes. Also, my mechanic was telling me that the headgaskets reseal themselves after the truck is running and sometimes won't show common syptoms of a leak. (I may have worded that wrong) As in my case my truck would pour white smoke at startup the first 30secs of driving then clear right up. Thats the coolant that leaked in the engine buring off then the gaskets sealing back up. I could crack my degas bottle cap at night to release the pressure and the truck wouldn't smoke the next moring.
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Yeah mine don't smoke at all or even smell like coolant or any residue on the cap. In thinking air lock/. Kinda doubt the hg now since I got studs


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This thread couldn't be more timely. I did an EGR delete and a high flow internal cooler. The truck has been fine....no issues...temps at 190 to 200 on the coolant and within 2 to 10 degrees for the oil. I towed my big trailer....the whole rig weight 20,000 lbs...drove maybe 45 min....temps never went over 220. Next day.....no load...no trailer...now its running 220 on the coolant and oil....no evidence of coolant being pushed out of the cap and no smoke...ever...

So?? thoughts?
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The coolant level definitely varies alot....I've also found that it'll slowly rise about an inch after shut down too.
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could i assume that my level was low to begin with?? or there was some air??
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