OK,,, Im a little scared now!! - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.4L Performance Parts Discussion What has or has not worked for you?

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-24-2012, 03:44 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Youngstown OH
Posts: 714
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
OK,,, Im a little scared now!!

Well yall i just got the egr delete and intake elbow done saturday. That all went ok and i decided to go to our big event at the local dragstrip. So i loaded the 250 tune up and headed out. Well i was a little skeptical cause i had the batteries out and lost everything that the trans had learned.
Short of the story is i pulled off a 13.87 run.
Now the problems...
Like a fool I decided to load the 275 today and run. Well on my way there i romped on it from about 30mph and it shifted hard as hell and then the trans went dead. I slowed to a roll and tried to speed up, it wouldnt go until about 2000rpm. So i babied it for about a half mile and then it came rite back to normal.
Also since loading the 275 that was the only time i really got on it, I noticed that i had lost about a quart or two of coolant on that trip. Can it be the stats? ive got no signs of any headgasket problems.
Another problem i was reading about was the oil cooler... i have a oil to coolant temp difference of about 6-10 degrees. Coolant 194 consistently and oil fluctuates around 200 while driving.
Btw truck is a job 1 with no problems up to date and 38,000 mi
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 06-25-2012, 08:54 AM
Powerstroke.org Sponsor



 

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Georgia
Posts: 8,747
Thanks: 3
Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Sounds like a solenoid or you didn't give the transmission a chance to learn before driving it hard.

As far as the coolant situation goes, did the coolant puke out of the top of the degas bottle or did the coolant disappear?

200 degree oil temps are normal. Your gap is normal too.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 06-25-2012, 11:42 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 94
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Sounds like you may have blown a gasket.You need to watch your high boost on the Spartan... Hell l I use the 210 tune and I get high boost # can't imagine the boost from the 275 tune..

Last edited by Bellyboat; 06-25-2012 at 11:50 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 06-25-2012, 02:02 PM
Powerstroke.org Sponsor



 

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Georgia
Posts: 8,747
Thanks: 3
Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bellyboat View Post
Sounds like you may have blown a gasket.You need to watch your high boost on the Spartan... Hell l I use the 210 tune and I get high boost # can't imagine the boost from the 275 tune..
Where did you gather from what he posted that he blew head gaskets?

Also, if you haven't noticed over the course of several months, you are the only person that makes the claims that you do. I can't make more than 42-43 psi of boost with the 210 tune. Last I checked, that was 100% safe. The 275 tune makes about 47-48 psi on a stock turbo truck, which is still a pretty safe number.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 06-25-2012, 04:04 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Youngstown OH
Posts: 714
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Alright, the coolant puked a little, an equivalent amount as to what was missing. Id say about a quart, which was the first time its ever happened. I have gotten a couple drips before come out but nothing like that.
Anyways I drove it a good bit last night on the 250 with 0 problems. My oil stayed right at 6 degrees above my coolant.
I went and bought a stant coolant cap after seeing the powerstroke help vid. Ill test my old one and report back tomorrow.
BTW, Should I try to get my stats and upper hose updated under warranty?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 06-25-2012, 04:05 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Youngstown OH
Posts: 714
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
And thank you Jeff for the clear replies.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 06-25-2012, 04:06 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 94
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Can you get your dealer to pressure test your system?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 06-25-2012, 04:15 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Youngstown OH
Posts: 714
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Well i can do that myself, but im just curious, lets say everything checks out all good, should i still request to get the updated stats anyway? Lets face it, theyre going to fail at some point. I can do them myself but if i can save the money id like to.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 06-26-2012, 02:22 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Youngstown OH
Posts: 714
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
YUPPPP!!! tested the original cap last night and it held 0 PSI, absoutley nothing!!!
Tested the new one... rite at 16 PSI
Just out of curiosity tested my original 1996 7.3 cap and it held 14 PSI. I put a new one on it just for the hell of it.
What i noticed was that the 1996 cap had a "Ford" mark on the bottom moulded in the plastic, while the 2008 cap had a "Blair" molded in.
Apparently they outsourced them at some point.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 06-26-2012, 03:00 PM
Powerstroke.org Sponsor



 

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Georgia
Posts: 8,747
Thanks: 3
Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Glad to hear the new cap fixed the issue. I've heard of this helping on several occasions.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors