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post #1 of 14 Old 06-24-2012, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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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

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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.

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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..

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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.

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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?

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And thank you Jeff for the clear replies.

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Can you get your dealer to pressure test your system?
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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.

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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.

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Glad to hear the new cap fixed the issue. I've heard of this helping on several occasions.

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