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Old 05-31-2013, 03:45 AM
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deltas are good but losing coolant

i know there is a ton of threads about coolant loss but couldnt find one that helped me. anyway my dads truck is an 07 6.0 and i threw my insight in to chek the deltas and they were only off by 6 and truck has no puking issues when unloaded but we took a trailer up to canada about a 7 hour drive and she started puking. took the cap off didnt seem like there was a ton of pressure. on the way home it overeated one time so we stoped and coolant was only about a half gallon low so we added more and it didnt overheat anymore. last year ford did a headgasket check and said they were good. any tests i could run on it to help me diagnose this? thanks in advance for any help.


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Old 05-31-2013, 03:50 AM
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Sounds just like my truck.
It was the gaskets.
Maybe start with a test kit....
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Old 05-31-2013, 03:52 AM
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oh i forgot to add this. i was watching the mirror almost the whole trip. never seen white smoke out the exhaust


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Same as mine again.
I could beat the living daylights out of my truck unloaded and NEVER puke a drop.
It only puked when I pulled heavy.
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Old 05-31-2013, 04:55 AM
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quit scareing me! haha i really hope its not but ive done hg on my truck so ig its not that big of a deal if i gotta do um again.


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You said it didn't have much pressure when you removed the cap... I would suspect a bad degas cap. After that, tee in a pressure gauge into the degas line and watch the pressure when you are hauling. Quick spikes in pressure = bad gaskets.

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Old 05-31-2013, 06:16 AM
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that was my thought too. im gonna make one today after work i think


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