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Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Branson, Missouri
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Puking with 250 tune?
I don't even know where to begin with this. I might have 2 different issues and I have never been really concerned about puking coolant because I only run the 250 tune and am not real hard on the truck... Didn't think I was a candidate for a puking truck.
Here's the way it went down: We were running some errands, hopped on the expressway and got up to 60/65 and the truck started vibrating like it had a tire out of balance BADLY and it got worse within a couple of minutes. Pulled over, left the truck run and did a walk-around didn't see anything weird but smelled something like burning electrical. Nothing burning, got back in the truck, back up to 65 mph and the wobble was gone. Mind you, this wobble was so bad it was shaking the center console... also note, I was only pulled over for about 2 minutes.
When we arrived at our destination , I saw some spatter in the wheel-wells and along the side of the doors- We had passed a guy working on a bobcat along a dirt road and swerved to miss a puddle (on a dry dirt) and chalked the spatter up to his possible hydraulic fluid leak.
a couple of days pass. No highway driving. Then yesterday, I was pulling my trailer down the expressway (it only weighs out at 4000 lbs) and the wobble came back. Pulled off the road. Checked out the steering linkage etc, smelled the electrical smell again. 2-5 minutes truck still running, hopped back in and re-entered the hiway. No f-ing wobble.
Looked at the sides of the truck today after church and there was way more spatter and an obvious smell of coolant. Looked at the skid plate thingy underneath and there was a white ring around the square opening the the bottom. Also, white crust around the bottle opening. It DID release pressure when I opened it, so it has a decent seal.
Is my wobble/shimmy related at all to puking? Something off balance in the motor? Or is it a broken belt in a tire that gets out out of whack occasionally? (I run toyo MT 37's)
Is it possible that the truck has a bad head gasket after only running the 250 for less than 10k miles? gingerly, I might add?
If you read this far, thanks for your attention!!!!