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Old 01-28-2010, 03:35 PM
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FML!!! 6.4 coolant loss

Well i noticed the other day that my coolant was a little under the cold fill line. Topped it off and it is now under the cold fill line once again. Took it to the dealership and they did a pressure test... no pressure loss and no visable leaks. Took the truck for a test drive and it hit the cap pressue limit (15+ psi). Truck is still running fine but coolant is just disappearing I'm going to pray that it is the oil cooler over heating the coolant and blowing it out the cap but with only 22,000 miles that isn't likely. Looking like there is another 6.4 with a blown headgasket The dealer wants me to take it completly back to stock and bring it back in. Not looking forward to this.
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The dealer is trying to tell me he wants my wheels, tires, and traction bars off and back to stock... What is up with that???
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i wonder why?? they told me i had a deformed bottle , and thats why mine was leaking .. they replaced it a week ago , and no problem since ..
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Why would they want all that off?

Mine went in with the wheels, tires, lift and trac bars on. Just put the stock intake and DPF on
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The dealer is trying to tell me he wants my wheels, tires, and traction bars off and back to stock... What is up with that???
Are you sure that you didn't misunderstand him? That seems ridiculous to me.
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:31 PM
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The dealer is trying to tell me he wants my wheels, tires, and traction bars off and back to stock... What is up with that???
I can maybe see the trac bars. MAYBE! But i dont see what the wheels and tires have to do with an engine issue
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Tires could potentially cause extra load on the truck if they are larger than stock. Is the truck puking coolant out? If there isn't white crap all over the degas bottle and surrounding area, then I don't see how the coolant would be blowing out. It doesn't puke and nothing show. If its losing coolant and there are no signs of it on the motor and degas bottle then its going somewhere else....like the EGR maybe.
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I would ditch that service dept and find a new one
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Old 01-29-2010, 05:13 AM
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my coolant level dropped about 1.5 inches over 10k miles then topped off and never did it again. Now over the last 1k miles...its slowly been dropping down again.

Love to know how you make out. I had the exact same thing done at the dealer (pressure test and drive) with negative results.

Keep us posted.
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:42 AM
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I would ditch that service dept and find a new one
Wow - this guy has found a service department that is looking out for him. The service writer probably knows if a regional rep has to come in and check out the truck, they may deny the claim, due to ANY mods. I agree, a lift has nothing to do with an EGR, but the OP should be very happy that his service adviser was looking out for his wallet, instead of documenting his mods in OASIS.
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