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post #1 of 15 Old 12-13-2012, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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truck in for a head gasket

my truck origionally went in for a leaky egr cooler. but it got to the ford dealer and they looked it over and found coolant in the oil. So I am guessing it is a head gasket. is there anything I should have them look for? any questions I should ask?
truck is an 08 with 62k. I just got it a month ago. did I buy a lemon? will i always have issues with the coolant issues?

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It is also likely if there is coolant in the oil that you have a cavitated front cover. Make sure you have them check that also.

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keep us updated on what you find out...

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What's a front cover?

How many of you guys that have had their head gaskets done experience no more issues

Now, I believe the egr manifold is still part of the problem, I never had coolant coming out of the degas bottle.

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What's a front cover?

How many of you guys that have had their head gaskets done experience no more issues
THe front cover of the water pump. If the coolant is not properly maintained its possible its cavitated. Have them check it while its there just to make sure.

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Ah. Copy that.

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If it were My truck I would spring for ARP studs on my dime for them to install instead of the TTY Bolts

but like mentioned it may not be a head issue

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I was just possibly thinking that the head gaskets were in the early stages of failure because I kept an eye on the oil level and didn't seem to get higher. In a weeks time I added a gallon of coolant .

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HHow much are Are studs

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Are you puking coolant? It might not be head gaskets.

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