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Why is my 6.0 "spotting" with coolant?
So I have to go through an inspection every morning (work at a nuclear plant) so I have to pop my hood every day. More often than not I get a faint smell of antifreeze. I can see some spots, not puking, but just a few red spots on the coolant tank. Its been like this for probably 6 months now. I'll wipe it off and no matter how I drive the truck, whether like a grandpa or like a bat out of hell within a week there will be a few more spots. I've added coolant once - maybe 1/5 gallon a couple months ago. I think that is gone again now.
I drove 45 miles on Monday night in a terrible hurry, drove it like it was a race car and never saw any abnormal temps and it never puked and I couldn't smell antifreeze.
Deltas are usually 1-4 degrees, never in any conditions do I see over 7*. No oil in the coolant that I can tell.
Just replaced the tank cap and still have the same problem.
What could be going on here?
'06 F-250 6.0 CCSB FX4 Lariat
Edge Insight CTS w/EGT | SCT SF3 | SRL+/Looney/Wildman | ARP Studs | IPR Gen 2 EGR Delete | PHP Atlas 40 | '03 Turbo | 155/Stock Warren Sticks | Banks Intake, Exhaust & Intercooler | Pioneer AVIC-X940BT H/U w/ BU Cam | Kicker 10" Subs | Blue Spring | Sinister Coolant Filter | T6 | Cat Delete | 35x12.50x20 Toyo AT II's | Paint Matched Grill | Tint | 2.5"/2" Lift | Bilstein 5100s | RanchHand Black Grill Guard | Custom Emblems | '08 Diff Cover | FP & Boost Gauges
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