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Old 06-23-2014, 05:19 PM
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coolant loss on a 6.0

Hi guys, I'm new here. I have an '04 F350 with a 6.0. The EGR is deleted and it has a 4" exhaust, superchips flashpac tuner, zoodad mod and airaid air filter, nothing radical at all.

When ever I tow something, it uses a bit a coolant. The problem popped up a couple weeks ago when I towed one of a my Willys to PA from from Western MA. Since then, I've been checking the coolant level regularly. It seems to only loose it when the truck is working hard up hill. Normal driving it doesn't fluctuate. I've been reading a bunch on possible head gasket blowout, but mine doesn't have the degas puking. I read somewhere that it could be a loose intercooler connection or something such as that? The head gaskets really have me worried, so rather then jump the gun, I joined here to make sure.

On the trip to PA, it got hot once up a long steep hill on the highway. It never did it again and the temperature always stays where it normally is.

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Old 06-23-2014, 05:38 PM
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I also want to add, it still has good power and the weekend after, I towed my antique tractor a show and didn't use any coolant. Then yesterday, I towed my friend's plow truck and it used some.
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:13 AM
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I would have the injector cups checked. They way it is done is that the tech will pull the Inj's and then pressurize the cooling system. Look inside the cup and verify the cups are serviceable or not. Also pressurize the cooling system and check for external leaks. This should actually be done first.
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Old 06-25-2014, 03:48 PM
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My 2005 seeks a level when I tow my 5th wheel (10,500 lbs). I marked the degas bottle at the level it seeks, it seems to stay there. The dealer said this is normal. Don't have any temp problems. Had the EGR cooler & oil cooler replaced about 10,000 ago, added a coolant filter. Temps stay in the 3 to 5 degree range between coolant & oil. Hope that helps
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