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post #1 of 15 Old 12-17-2012, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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Another 'Where is my coolant question?'

Jim here from the Galveston Bay area. Been a member since '09...rarely post but lurk a lot. Anyway, we have a '09 F250 Cabela and love it. It has right at 65K miles on it. Took it in to the Ford Dealership for the routine oil change and tire rotation today. Service manage comes out with kind of a frown on her face. "You were about a gallon low on coolant...we really need to find out what's going on...." We are going to need it for 3 or 4 days as soon as you can get it in.
I've seen no evidence of coolant leaking or change in performance. We did have the recall and had it 're-flashed' about a year ago (within the guidelines) and the only thing that is different is that it doesn't go into the 'regen' mode very often..if at all. Any suggestions or ideas in the Powerstroke BrainTrust to help me out. Thank......jim
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Check your oil for coolant. You may have cavitated a hole in the front cover, but I wouldn't think that would be a problem on a truck with your miles. Have no idea why it would take 3-4 days to figure out. Is it under warranty? If not, sounds like they're trying to sucker you out of $$$. I no longer trust any dealer; even a few small local ones have tried to screw me over.
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Do you see any white smoke coming out the exhaust?? If so could be egr coolers or like mentioned front cover cavitation. Some times it leaks and people don't see it. Do you look under the good often? Ever notice any white residue on the degas bottle that would mean head gaskets but I doubt it with such low miles

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Thanks for the input and ideas. No white smoke, no evidence of leaking coolant on the driveway and no change of performance noticed. The only thing different is that it doesn't go into the 'regen' mode like it used to before I had the recall 'computer flash' last year. Not sure what to think....still under warranty. All service has been done by the same Ford dealership. Thanks again, I'll let you know what happens. gb
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Where exactly is this front cover and how does the coolant mix with the oil when it cavitates?

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Where exactly is this front cover and how does the coolant mix with the oil when it cavitates?

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THe front cover of the water pump. When there is cavitation bad enough it can put pinholes in the front cover. Since the oil pressure is higher it forces coolant into the oil.

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im interested about residue on degas bottle.. i have all over degas to the point its down the driver side motor compartment. this mean i lost head gasket? i did just loose water pump and they r checking the front plate. They also said i need to do a coolant flush because i put green in, but had to because had my 2 kids late and out of town
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My '08 (Job 1) had the timing cover replaced at about 70k last July. (Have to dig out the reciept to be exact.) Not under warranty, under miles, but past time. They replaced the Degas, and a bunch of other stuff as well.....
I bought it at 55K.....
$2500.00

Let me add, it took them about 20 minutes to diagnose, this.

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1st time here...does anybody know how to remove a timing cover on a 6.0?
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If you have it all over the degas bottle you 99% chance your head gaskets are blown

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