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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


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Just checked the oil and it isn't milky colored at all


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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

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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


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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

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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.

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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

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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.


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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

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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.

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