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cooling system pressures.. post em up, shops tryin to play games
Bout a month ago I had my engine studded, and head gaskets replaced. At the same time I did a bigger turbo, injectors, egr delete etc.
Anyway, within 200 miles of it getting done, I noticed that it is still puking from the degas bottle. I checked the coolant level multiple times, and made sure it was dead nuts accurate. I hooked up my cooling system pressure tester and even immediately after startup, the pressure would climb to 16-20. I took the truck back to the shop after only 800 total miles since the repair, and they said that they'd go ahead and fix it. A week later I called the shop and the owner said that it passed a leak down test, and the compression was good, so they weren't sure what to do and that most likely they'd have to do it again due to the fact that he was told by his machine shop that they didn't machine the heads, but only checked them with a straight edge and looked for cracks and they were good. Well today one of their techs called me (instead of the owner who I have been dealing with) and said that my trucks done and in his words "I wasted my time bringing it back in because there is nothing wrong with it". He said he beat the hell out of the truck, took it up to 100 mph on the freeway and couldn't get it to puke. When I asked him about the cooling system pressure he said that it hit 18 but that that's normal and all 3 of his own 6.0's run around there and I shouldn't worry until its around 30. I told him that there's no way the pressure should be that high, and that the head gaskets are most likely blown again, and he proceeded to argue with me and tell me that he knows what he's doing and that the trucks fine
Can you please post up ur cooling system pressures. Having worked for ford and just having some semblance of a brain, I know damn well that a cooling system with a cap that relieves at 16 wouldn't have a operating pressure of 18, and the fact that one of the ford dealers I have talked with told me that the radiator is only rated to 20-25 psi before possibly coming apart.
I'm gonna call tomorrow and talk with the owner, but this tech that called me today was blatantly insulting and one of the most rude people I have delt with in the service industry.
05 F350 CC LB FX4 Lariat, ARP studs, new head gaskets, Barder Stage 2.5 turbo, warren diesel 175/30 injectors, Odawg ported manifold, no limit fab up pipes, S&B cold air intake, sinister coolant filter, BPD water pump, IPR EGR delete, MBRP turbo back exhaust no muffler or kitty, edge insight monitor, tunes from Matt @ geadheads, rancho rs9000xl adjustable shocks .
My House Has A Ford Problem!!!! lol