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post #1 of 9 Old 12-04-2012, 12:55 AM Thread Starter
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Possible bad head gasket

The other day I was hauling a light tractor (3000 lb) when I got to my destination I noticed white smoke out my exhaust. The truck took 2 gallons of coolant. I unloaded and headed home about 20 mile I stoped several times to check the coolant and it was fine. when I got home it was still smoking white and took about 1/2 gallon to fill the coolant again. I know these truck aren't known for head gaskets but what else could it be? Truck seems to run fine no miss or anything unusual. Any checks I can do to be sure what the problem is thanks

Late 1999 f350 4x4 drw crew cab auto trans, DI 4 position chip, AFE II air filter,ftvb, 4"down pipe into 2 5" stacks, ww, ccv mode, autometer gauges , 135,000 miles. Late 1999 f250 ext cab.4x4 auto FF stage 1 injectors non EBPV pedestal, GTP 38R turbo, hydra with powerstruck tunes, gauges. 213000 miles.
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You drain the oil yet? The coolant should be the first thing to come out.

2 gallons is alot, especially if it is circulating with your oil now.

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sounds like headgasket, let me know if you need parts! and ARP headtsuds
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That sure sounds like a gasket to me.

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Yeah Id say gasket as well. Pretty rare but it could happen in theory. I doubt its o-rings or injector cups, when that happens youll have fuel in the water or fuel in the oil.

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Is there any way to check if its the head gaskets without tearing it apart? What is the best way to pull the heads remove the engine or do it in the truck?

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Is the side or back of the block wet?


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No external leaking that I have noticed. The only things that I have noticed is the low coolant and the white smoke. runs fine no miss or anything

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white smoke=headgasket
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