Puking degas bottle - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.0L Problems Forum Having Trouble? Post here

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old 11-10-2013, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 38
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Puking degas bottle

My 05 excursion has 74k on it. Today the degas bottle puked and had nothing in the bottle. The engine fairly stock with the exception of an upgraded ficm and bpd egr cooler.
I have an insight CTS and my deltas were showing no more than a 6* delta while driving 65mph. Thanks to this forum I also installed a pressure gauge in the cooling system so I can check this. There was no spike in pressure even when the turbo was spooling up going up hills. The fill level was at the minimum mark in the bottle. When I got home a parked the truck for a couple of hours so I could start diagnosing the problem. When I popped the hood the bottle showed a coolant level about a 1/4" below the minimum line. I pulled a sample to check for oil and didn't see any in coolant.

Anything else I should be checking or look for? Hopefully not head gaskets.
JJensen79 is offline  
post #2 of 3 Old 11-10-2013, 01:15 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
kinnisoj's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Trinidad Colorado ,USA
Posts: 6,085
Thanks: 136
Thanked 197 Times in 192 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
ok Im a firm beleiver of doing the easy stuff first...have you changed out the degass cap recently? They are know to fail as they get older. Worth a try. Probably not the issue but its a starting point.

BPD OIL COOLER W/COLD WEATHER PACK & BPD oil bypass amsiol filter
,edge turbo timer
kinnisoj is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 11-10-2013, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 38
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I did replace the cap at the beginning of the summer when I did a flush and fill. It wasn't the dorman brand cap though.
JJensen79 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome