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Old 04-18-2011, 08:41 AM
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please help, tell me it`s not HG !

f450 2008 6.4 w/dpf-cat delete pipe . sct tune (innovative diesel)

had white smoke, rough idle ...and coolant loss
first tought.... egr cooler or water in cac

whcih i confirmed...cac tube removed +/- 2 cup of water !
* still coolant loss ?

so i ordered EGR delete kit from mkm custom(sinister)
installed everything (finger cross)

idle still the same/ NO white smoke...BUT STILL LOSE COOLANT

... SO I DROP oil again... (since i have coolant in oil)

and i put air pressure (+/- 12 lbs) on the coolant reservoir / reservoir full of water ......

and guess what..... got coolant coming out of the oil pan drain plug !

anyone can give me advice or good news ?!?!

steve laliberte
ps: sorry my bad english ! french canadian eh !
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:12 PM
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Blown headgasket?? What's the mileage and check engine code?
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Old 04-18-2011, 01:06 PM
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97000 miles
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on the road...truck got normal power...no more white smoke
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:26 PM
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Cavitation of the front cover behind the water pump. Pull the pump and check it out.
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hey, i just pulled the water pump out...there is wear/cavitation on the bottom of water pump housing, BUT cant see anything wrong on the back side of the front cover..and gasket look perfect....
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:38 AM
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sounds like a blown head gasket to me.
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:18 PM
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what tune have you had the SCT up to? those 6.4L are not really known for blowing headgaskets, but its startin to sound like you may be running into that...
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Is that a hole in the bottom right?
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