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Old 10-27-2012, 02:31 PM
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Puking when towing only running vivians tow tune

I've been running the looney tune with no puking issues at all...and I've run it hard...

Today I towed using her tow tune...approx 4000 lbs around 5 miles on fairly flat ground....ansld I pushed it harder than I probably should've...but I noticed I got a small bit of puking ...

Stock bolts...still have the egr...deltas are 8-9*

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if youre coolant is a little over full you could see some seepage at the cap. i noticed a little where i did my EGR delete and never adjusted the coolant level. took about 16oz out (i had a water bottle handy) and it dropped it just below the MIN mark. no issues now.
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if youre coolant is a little over full you could see some seepage at the cap. i noticed a little where i did my EGR delete and never adjusted the coolant level. took about 16oz out (i had a water bottle handy) and it dropped it just below the MIN mark. no issues now.
Only while using the tow tune? Why not while running the looney tune? And running it hard...

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that is a good question. maybe one of the others can chime in. only time ive seen the puking was blow head gaskets, over full coolant, or overheating.
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9* deta while towing? I wouldn't worry at this point
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Only while using the tow tune? Why not while running the looney tune? And running it hard...

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When my truck started puking it was when I was towing my boat (10,000lbs) to the river, not running through the gears with looney. With looney you're running a lot hotter tune, but for short burst. When towing you're loading the engine less than running through the gears with looney, but a lot longer which builds a ton of heat. The first few times I pulled the boat I used the tow tune and thought the puking was becasue the tow tune was hotter than stock, so I started towing with the stock program and did the same thing.

Mine would only puked while towing until I had my DIY EGR delete hose got against the turbo exhaust housing and burnt a hole in the hose. It got a little and after that it puked all the time. At that point I started buying parts for a headgasket and stud job. Just completed this project last week.
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Adam pull your egr valve and see if your cooler ruptured. If it's mostly dry in the intake manifold I would suspect head gaskets starting to fail or are compromised at this point. If your manifold is dry go to your local auto store and buy cooling system test strips that test for combustion gases in the cooling system and that will give you a difinitive answer as to either gaskets or egr cooler failure.
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so bryan if there is no combustion gases in my coolant then my heads might still be good?
my egr valve was soaked... looked like someone dipped it in oil and then re installed it and left it like that until i took it out. i did the egr delete about 600 miles ago but am still getting some blow by, could this just be becuase its overful? once it pressures up coolant drops relatively low, but when i take the cap off, degas bottle will pretty much fill up half full.

would you suggest maybe trying the strips and it they prove good. take a sample and send it into a lab? i dont want to be doing headgaskets if there perfectly fine.

also by my cooler having failed could that have blown my gaskets again even though ford charged $7000 to do it?
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Steve get test strips and test it. Have you flushed the cooling system since the egr failed and leaked? If not you might get a false reading. If so and combustion gases are present and the egr is deleted than your gaskets have failed. Ford charged you $7000 to replace your egr cooler?
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Adam pull your egr valve and see if your cooler ruptured. If it's mostly dry in the intake manifold I would suspect head gaskets starting to fail or are compromised at this point. If your manifold is dry go to your local auto store and buy cooling system test strips that test for combustion gases in the cooling system and that will give you a difinitive answer as to either gaskets or egr cooler failure.
The weathers chit today. I'm gonna pick up a test kit since that's the easier thing today.

I can't understand why it won't puke running the looney tune and seeing some 25-27 lb boosts.

I wonder if she may have sent an aggressive tow tune by mistake?

I'm not loosing any coolant...I marked my bottle to see over several days...



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