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Just thought I would post my experience for the benefit of others. I recently did the head gaskets and ARP head studs on my truck. While I was in there I found that my heads were cracked so I ended up putting new heads on also. After I got it put together I was still puking coolant when I got in a long pass pulling my 5th wheel camper. I was not happy! and assumed the worst. That a mistake had been made during assembly. Just for good measure I put a new degas bottle cap(or whatever the proper term is) from Ford on it and hoped for the best. Next pass it pushed some coolant out again. Not long after this I was doing some research on the subject and found the video Powerstroke Help did on the cap issues with Ford caps. I then set out to find a Stant cap for my truck, I stopped at Napa and they did not have a Stant cap. Just the napa Balkamp brand I thought for $5 I would try it. I pulled it out of the box and noticed the spring was bigger and it didn't click when I put it on, I could just crank it down tight. Ever since I have not lost any coolant, even on the long pull on I5 coming into LA. I think the moral of the story is to buy an aftermarket cap that doesn't click when you put it on.

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Good deal you didn't tear back into the motor for nothing....but now I gotta walk out in the dark and see if my cap clicks..

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