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WTF brought my 08 into dealer and they say I also have a blown head gasket?

They said there is some residue on the cap of the coolant reservoir that would only get there if I had a blown head gasket? WTF I never heard of that BS. The radiator in the truck is shot and was sent up there to get replaced and well they said I have a head gasket problem to. The truck never overheated EVER and ran great, anyone hear of this? I don't want my engine torn into for them to just "check" and there's nothing wrong in the first place.
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Those were my symptoms. Leaking out of the cap. did a pressure test and i had 45 psi in the cooling system. it for sure was head gaskets.

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They dont have to tear into your motor, they can test how much pressure is in your coolant system. i think ford specs are around 12 psi.

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Those were my symptoms. Leaking out of the cap. did a pressure test and i had 45 psi in the cooling system. it for sure was head gaskets.
You got to be kidding me... What a pos, I hate these piles.
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They dont have to tear into your motor, they can test how much pressure is in your coolant system. i think ford specs are around 12 psi.
I know that, I was just exaggerating if they do.
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what do you mean these piles, you had alot of issues?

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they arent piles... they are just misunderstood... you need to modify them to make them reliable... LOL... only motors on earth that work that way but hey... what fun would it be if we kept out trucks stock

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what do you mean these piles, you had alot of issues?
27,000 miles and a blown head gasket, a very minor problem.
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Mine is back in the shop again for leaking coolant, this time egr cooler is cracked and pouring coolant out.

Its been a great truck, but have had tons of coolant issues. Im starting the lemon law process on it.

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they arent piles... they are just misunderstood... you need to modify them to make them reliable... LOL... only motors on earth that work that way but hey... what fun would it be if we kept out trucks stock
You're totally right, even this guy would agree.

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