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NO COOLANT!

Well I checked my resevoir today and NOTHING. There are some discolored areas around the cap where it looks like it may have spewed out. The clutch fan comes on sometimes after I get on it. Lately theres been a burning plastic type smell after I get on it. Truck blows no white smoke.

What do you guys think it could be?

Also, how do you do a coolant change on the 6.0 liter?

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I think my first priority would be to top up the coolant and then figure out where it is going, whether it be an external leak, or something internal.

Do you have any water in the oil?


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only fill the rezy to the MIN line, not the max line, then go from there, no need to do a flush, just fill it back up and see if you can visually find any leaks

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Also make sure you only use Ford's Priemum Gold coolant in your 6.0 or to just top of distilled water

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I think my first priority would be to top up the coolant and then figure out where it is going, whether it be an external leak, or something internal.

Do you have any water in the oil?
How do you check that?

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pull your dipstick out and see if the oil looks "milky" is one way..

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Also, check for an overfull condition.

Remember too that water is heavier than oil, if you let it set over night and loosen the drain plug ( don't fully remove it unless you'd ready for a full oil change anyway) the first stuff out should be very watery if there is indeed water in the oil.


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It is RARE to have coolant in your oil. The common failures will put coolant into your intake and exhaust (EGR cooler) OR put exhaust gasses into your coolant and overpressure the coolant out the degass bottle (head gasket).

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Chances are EGR cooler going out and or HG's slightly blown.
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It is sure not good to run w/ a low coolant level. Keep it filled to the min line in the degass bottle. Look for leaks in the hoses (including the EGR cooler hose that is under the turbo). Also look for wet areas around the front cover (water pump). If you do not have visible leaks, then I would bet it is head gaskets (as 2005F250 said).

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