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Old 04-10-2012, 01:36 PM
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Headgaskets?

I finally got around to installing my pressure gauge. I've noticed a very light haze of white when I start it Just for a sex. I havnt had any puking yet. But I keep my coolant just under the min line. Maybe that's why. Besides the fact I don't hold it wot.

Here's my gauge after 6 miles of driving on the highway at 70
Ect was 188 the whole time. And I never went over 15lbs of boost.
I have no idea if I am loosing coolant. I just changed my coolant filter and added a little elc so it's hard to tell. I have 4k left of my warranty left. The stealership will not be touching my truck. C&C diesel will be. (not that you know who they are) but they are great shop, machine everything in house. A few of my buddy have had their 6.0's done there. There's a couple if org members that have used them as well.

I was wondering how dealers ect.. Confirm the hg are blown. Compression tests ect....

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Old 04-10-2012, 02:24 PM
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A HG failure shows up quickly a quick rise in pressure until cap vents .

A normal over heat condition will be a slow gradual rise in pressure

What I see there is normal operation.
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That shows 15 psi in 7 miles. 16 is when it pukes. Doesn't that seem a bit high? The motor wasn't even warm yet


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Looks like HG failure to me.


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I finally got around to installing my pressure gauge. I've noticed a very light haze of white when I start it Just for a sex. I havnt had any puking yet. But I keep my coolant just under the min line. Maybe that's why. Besides the fact I don't hold it wot.

Here's my gauge after 6 miles of driving on the highway at 70
Ect was 188 the whole time. And I never went over 15lbs of boost.
I have no idea if I am loosing coolant. I just changed my coolant filter and added a little elc so it's hard to tell. I have 4k left of my warranty left. The stealership will not be touching my truck. C&C diesel will be. (not that you know who they are) but they are great shop, machine everything in house. A few of my buddy have had their 6.0's done there. There's a couple if org members that have used them as well.

I was wondering how dealers ect.. Confirm the hg are blown. Compression tests ect....

Here's the pic.

What do y'all think?

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Old 04-10-2012, 04:27 PM
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Normal operateing pressure is 12 to 15* but even in a perfect system you will get momentary spikes that will open the vent , that is what it is there for.

As I previously stated if it was a head it could rise to max out the gauge in a minute if the leak was big enough, remember you have 400 psi cylinder compression gas available to leak out.

Now Im done with this.
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:49 PM
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Check out my video on youtube of my truck. You see that the PSI guage I'm using has a range on it from 0-30 PSI. This is how I found out my truck had bad head gaskets on it.
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I'd say given the circumstances you're due for gaskets. Coolant venting out of the degas is pretty cut and dry especially considering you're already running a delete.
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