HELP!! Puking coolant - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Like Tree1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-28-2013, 10:15 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 120
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
HELP!! Puking coolant

Well I just got back from a trip and when I got out I noticed coolant all down the side of the truck and on the ground. Checked the overflow and it was empty and the cap seems to be stripped? I Did some research and I've been seeing that it could be a blown head gasket? How would I check that or what other symptoms would there be? What is the difficulty of fixing this? Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks


Sent from AutoGuide.com App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 12-28-2013, 10:45 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 120
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Just checked the oil and it isn't milky colored at all


Sent from AutoGuide.com App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 12-28-2013, 11:00 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,303
Thanks: 20
Thanked 38 Times in 38 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
if your cap is stripped that could be it right there. get a new stant cap and if you are lucky it is a five dollar fix.
I havent experienced it personally but I did find my truck puking from a pin hole that developed in the overflow tank. a stripped cap would do the same thing and i have heard of the stock cap wearing out.
if not, maybe this will get those with more experience to chime in
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 12-28-2013, 11:02 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 120
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I really hope so but before I left I had filled it up and it wasn't stripped and now it is but we'll see


Sent from AutoGuide.com App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 12-28-2013, 11:07 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,303
Thanks: 20
Thanked 38 Times in 38 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
another thing, the original fill line on the overflow is wrong it should be just below the low line or that can cause it to puke. ford later corrected this blunder with a sticker.
I would get the stant cap as you will want the upgrade anyways and fill it to just below the low line and watch it. also I would really check out my oil and coolant for signs of contamination but...i digress
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 12-28-2013, 11:10 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,303
Thanks: 20
Thanked 38 Times in 38 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
again there are a lot of folks on here who have forgotten more about these trucks than I shall ever know so
also I just realized I assumed you had a 6.0.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 12-29-2013, 02:56 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Wabash, IN
Posts: 459
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by john galt View Post
again there are a lot of folks on here who have forgotten more about these trucks than I shall ever know so
also I just realized I assumed you had a 6.0.
Why because it was puking coolant? : Sorry just kidding, couldn't help myself.

Anyway, I would start looking around the block to see if there is anything coming out from there. I would also check the hoses as well
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 01-02-2014, 12:25 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 120
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by john galt View Post
again there are a lot of folks on here who have forgotten more about these trucks than I shall ever know so
also I just realized I assumed you had a 6.0.
Haha no it's 95 but I just replaced the cap and I'll be pulling the same grade tomorrow so we'll see what happens. And I'll check around the block for leaks too.


Sent from AutoGuide.com App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 01-03-2014, 11:28 AM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,303
Thanks: 20
Thanked 38 Times in 38 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by PSDTV21 View Post
Why because it was puking coolant? : Sorry just kidding, couldn't help myself.

Anyway, I would start looking around the block to see if there is anything coming out from there. I would also check the hoses as well

yup...thats why
probably that and i just fixed a similar problem on my truck, tracing it to a pin hole in my coolant reservoir

Last edited by john galt; 01-03-2014 at 01:05 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 01-03-2014, 01:09 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,303
Thanks: 20
Thanked 38 Times in 38 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
still interested to see if changing your cap helps. I have never wrenched on a 7.3 but i think the cooling system design is similar as far as the reservoir fills the radiator and if your cap is leaking it would not build pressure right or that stands to reason for me anyways.
IF you have a half decent mechanic in your area you should be able to get your system pressure tested easily and cheaply enough.
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 12:22 AM.


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