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Old 01-10-2013, 08:01 AM
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Head Gaskets Again!?!?!? please help!!

hey guys, i wish i was in your area to get my truck looked at/worked on. In the past few weeks ive noticed im losing coolant from the degas bottle. My reason for noticing this is that i blow white smoke out of the exhaust on start up. I hooked up a pressure tester on the coolant system and ran the hose to the cab with the gauge and normal driving im sitting about 10-12 psi and at WOT it goes up to 20ish. I have already on the truck a coolant filter kit, coolant flush done a few months back, new heater core, water pump, and elec fan. About 2 years ago (35k miles ago) i had the truck studded. Do you guys think i have bad head gaskets again!?!?!!??!?? Also, my EOT and ECT deltas are only about 2-5 degrees apart. Im getting worried that i may have to shell out more $ for HG's and studs again. I appreciate your input..
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Is the egr deleted? If not that is your problem, but if not addressed immediately you will be doing head gaskets again.
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yes, egr is deleted and has been for about 2 years now
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Blown head gaskets.
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Craig, did you post to powerstroke Enginuities also?


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How much coolant are you losing? White smoke on start up doesn't necessarily always mean burning coolant. Does it clear up? Have you changed tunes recently? What all mods do you have done to your truck? (sorry, I can't see your sig picture for some reason, i'm at work)
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yeah i posted the issue to PSE on facebook and they are suggesting the HG's also. Here is a list of stuff that has been done to the truck about a year or two ago...
-pure diesel powers 6.0 solutions kit ( i have no clue if it was the one with the OE gaskets or black onyx's
-coolant filtration kit
-new elec fan, water pump, heater core, and thermostat
-the solutions kit included ARP Studs and and EGR delete
-SCT tuner left on economy
-have many other mods but nothing relevant to the problem

Just drove home from work and the coolant pressure gauge was sitting at 15psi cruising and when i would punch it, it would go up to 20psi......idle is 10-12psi
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im losing about a gallon of coolant every 2-3 weeks or so. The white smoke clears up a few mins after i take off driving first thing in the morning
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:17 PM
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would i need to buy another solutions kit or could i just buy the oem HG's
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Get OEM head gaskets and reuse your head studs so long as they weren't over torqued the first time and make sure that the heads are taken to a reputable machine shop to be magged, decked, and pressure tested.
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