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post #1 of 9 Old 07-04-2013, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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What is in my coolant?

Hey guys newbie here. Power washed my motor and tranny and only leaks I found were the tranny pan gasket and the place where the dipstick tube enters the oil pan. But today went out to look around and took off the degas lid and looked inside, this is a pic I took looks like gasket material? Any help?
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Looks like rusty/cruddy buildup to me. I'd flush it and see if its still there.


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I took a piece out actually feels rubbery like make your own gasket material
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I wonder if its the "fix a head gasket" crap you get at vatto zone

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Dang that looks a little scary. Might wanna start saving for a possible water pump replacement. I'd try to get as much of it as you can, flush, fill, install coolant filtration, hope for the best.


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RTV squeeze out from a repair ?

could Be a stop leak ? but I haven't seen one that looks like fish flakes myself then again I have only used Aluma Seal and that was ages ago

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Have you owned this truck from day one or did you buy it used? Needless to say I wouldn't worry, just flush it. If it comes back after a good flush then I would worry.
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I did by the truck used has 218000 on it I know from paperwork he had all new injectors, new turbo and pedestal, new valve cover gaskets and new oil cooler with lines and new transmission lines. Just wonder if any of these could have contributed that material into the coolant?
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