Well I have a bad feeling that my worst nightmare is about to become reality. It seems like my engine is burning through coolant. I opened up (what I think is, I'm not very savvy with mechanical terminology) the degas bottle and there's no coolant in there right now. Where the heck could it have gone?! It's also pretty dirty in there...
First of all, I just had 3 gallons added to it on Friday. I noticed a few droplets outside of the cap, but not spewing out like I've heard it does. (See pic) There's no white residue around the degas bottle.
While I've got your attention, when I bought the truck and I was told it was bulletproofed (or rather they said "The big 3 problems have been fixed). I honestly didn't really know what to look for, but I read something about a 12 or 16-point hex bolt or nut (or whatever you call them, like I said I'm not very savvy with terminology) and that would indicate ARP head studs. I found something that represents that (see pic) but I've only been told you can see studs from under the truck. I see this almost below the degas bottle on the engine. Is this a head stud?
I'm just turning 18 years old. This is my truck and I have a 250$/month payment on this thing. I work at Texas Roadhouse for god sake. I absolutely cannot
afford to stud and delete this thing. Is this just a minor issue? Or should this thing be going on craigslist to get sold before I have to deal with the problems?
And when I say I cannot afford to fix it, I actually mean that. Don't tell me to buy the parts and do it myself. I can't even afford the parts. And no, I do not have access to a OBD II monitor and cannot afford to buy one right now.