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Old 09-02-2008, 01:55 PM
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questions on headgasket failure????

Can head gasket failure cause coolant to leak under the truck?

I have to add a gallon of coolant every 2-3 weeks and I cant figure out were its going. Every once in a while it will leave a small spot under the drivers side front of the motor. I have a brand new water pump on it, EGR system including the cooler is completly deleted/removed from the truck.

It runs fine with no smoke of any color. I cant for the life of me figure out whats going on here.
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:59 PM
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When the gaskets went out on my truck it would puke through the coolant bottle, and whistle under acceleration.
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It doesnt puke any out of the bottle at all.

Also it doesnt run hot at all untill after it gets low on coolant.

Can the oil cooler leak coolant?
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That's what mine would do exept when I would pull a heavy load, then it would puke out the bottle. Both heads were warped on mine, new heads, gaskets and some studs cured it.
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:52 AM
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I guess I will start saving now....

When I change the headgaskets, will I need to change all the O-rings on the injectors and ect...

Were is the best place to buy a Gasket kit?
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I think someone mentioned that Ford sales a kit that has all the gaskets o-rings ect. even has some stuff you don't need.
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Or you could go see the boys at Trucks Unlimited and they will even put stud in and have it back to you in the same day.
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I'd buy a cooling system pressure tester (or take it to a shop and get them to pressurize it) and check for a leak. Its an invaluable tool especially when you own a six loafer, plus it helps you properly diagnose your issue.
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Old 09-03-2008, 07:14 PM
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Thats not a bad Idea. I do plan on studing it as soon as I get the money anyway though.

Powered sparkless, that sounds good but I bet it cost 2000 more dollars then I could it for and I cant afford that. I'm stuck with the doing it myself due to being poor
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I'd buy a cooling system pressure tester (or take it to a shop and get them to pressurize it) and check for a leak. Its an invaluable tool especially when you own a six loafer, plus it helps you properly diagnose your issue.

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