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Old 08-31-2013, 09:35 AM
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just bought 05 f250 and had a question

Hi guys purchased an 05 f250 and had a few questions. I replaced the degas cap with a new one from stant and added a little coolant "to the min line", checked today no white stuff or anything but still had to add about 2 cups of coolant. When I drive the coolant gauge run in the middle. I'm just worried about head gaskets. Also when I let off of the throttle while cruising it sounds like the injectors shut off, is this normal? I'm kinda new to all this and I want this truck to live a happy long life so any help would be great.
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Old 08-31-2013, 10:41 AM
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I'll try to help a bit. I find that I lose a bit of coolant every once in a whiile. I just add to a little below the min line and go on. As long as you do not have excessive puking past the de-gas bottle cap, do not have overheating issues and do not have a lot of white smoke from the exhaust I would just continue with the following caveat. You do not mention having any monitoring devices. If you don't, get either a Scan Gauge II or an Edge CTS or something comparable to determine your EOT/ECT deltas. Also you should pull out your EGR valve to determine if you have a failing EGR cooler. If the soot is damp your EGR cooler is leaking and needs to be addressed asap. This is usually caused by a restricted oil cooler. Also check out the stickies in the 6.0 topic thread. This can give you much very useful information, much more than I possibly could. Also what you are experiencing when letting off the gas is a disengaging of the torque converter during coast. It took me a bit of time to get used to this as it seems to be a bit of a disconnect but not to worry. You do not mention much about your truck with regard to any modifiactions, mileage etc. This can sometimes be helpful info.
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:42 AM
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Sorry about that, the truck has 152000 miles and no mods except muffler delete. I only plan on installing a 4 inch exhaust and a new air filter in stock housing. I also plan on installing the 3 gauge pillar.
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The analog gauges are fine but you will need a monitoring device that plugs into the OBDII port to get oil temp and coolant temp. Typical gauges on the pillar are boost, EGT and fuel pressure. IMHO the Scan Gauge II and/or Edge CTS is easier to install, more flexible and gives more info. My preference is the Edge but I have both.
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