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Guys...I Think I Lifted My Heads???
Before we start, PLEASE read my sig before you go any further so I don't have to type everything my PS has under the hood...
Now that you've read what setup I'm running, let me tell you about my day...
I was heading to my shop this morning, but stopped to check on our hayfield for a few, then took off again...When I shifted from 2nd to 3rd (NOT counting Low) I heard a very weird ticking sound, much like the injector noise, but a bit louder than normal...This is where I ****** up, I thought nothing of it as my truck is normally loud and continued to work. I went to pass a dump truck and when I did, the ticking went away...then a smell I have never in my life smelt before presented itself for just a few seconds and dissapeared, my boost pressure dropped, truck started shaking, and a lot of white smoke mixed with black rolled out the tip, and my truck felt a little shakier than normal....
I was determined to make it to the shop, but I couldn't make it. My boost normally kicks in at 1900-2000 RPM, but didn't want to hit until 2500 RPM, boost was very little (normally 30psi...did good to hit 15psi) Then it happened...oil pressure light came on, and coolant gauge went straight to H, and fast! I pulled over, cut it off, and popped the hood ASAP....oil and coolant, EVERYWHERE!...Immediately checked the dip stick, solid black 15W40, no sign of coolant? Checked the coolant tank, empty? Oil drips from the drivers side of the block to the ground, and the entire undercarriage is covered in coolant...I was able to get it to the shop a few hours later, and have briefly looked it over, and cannot see any OMG look at that, indicators of damage? Just for kicks, I started my truck, fired up and ran perfect?...
I have yet to tear into it as I own my shop, and have been swamped with 24V upgrades, lift kits, and other work, so I'm not sure when I will actually tear into my rig, but I'm thinking I had to of lifted the heads because I did NOT stud the heads. My best dyno #'s are 463 HP and 1087 FTLBS so I didn't feel it neccessary since I was still under the 500 HP mark...What do you guys think? I will attempt to reply as soon as possible as it is now bed time in KY, and I am covered up tomorrow. Thanks in advance!
99 F-350 Ext. Cab Dually 4x4
Bean's D66 Non Wastgated Turbo w/ Bellowed Up Pipes & Bean's Boost Fooler
Bean's Stage 2 Injectors
TS Performance 6 Stage w/ Bean's Custom Tunes
Bean's Sump Pump
Walboro High Flow Pump
aFe Stage 2 XP Intake w/Zoodad Mod
5" MBRP Single Stainless w/ 6" MBRP Tip
South Bend Peformance Solid Clutch
2005 Black Harley Davidson Head Lights
Empire Diesel Candy Coated Blackout Tail Lights
465HP - 1100FT LBS - 35LBS BOOST
Last edited by Crazy_Cooter; 03-29-2012 at 07:53 PM.