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post #1 of 32 Old 11-21-2009, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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Is this a problem

My overflow tank has a bit of coolent on the out side. Is this normal or am I comming up on a problem?
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it sounds like you have the beginings of a problem

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it sounds like you have the beginings of a problem
Where is you coolant level when cold At the min line on the bottle or the max?


If you are at the max line when cold. You are overfilling. That would cause that problem.

If you are at the min line you have the beginnings of the problem

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Where is you coolant level when cold At the min line on the bottle or the max?


If you are at the max line when cold. You are overfilling. That would cause that problem.

If you are at the min line you have the beginnings of the problem
I havent checked. I will tomorrow when she cools.

I was hoping to stud time wouldnt be till next year. I have only made 2 paymens on this rig! lol

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I havent checked. I will tomorrow when she cools.

I was hoping to stud time wouldnt be till next year. I have only made 2 paymens on this rig! lol
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I had the same problem with my 04 Excursion. It only happend when I towed. The dealer tried everything short of replacing the head gaskets. It finally went out of warranty and they still had not fixed the problem. After a lengthy battle with the service manager they replaced my head gaskets with my vehicle out of warranty for free. I did buy the ARP head studs and deliver them to ford to install. He charged my an additional 4 hours to install these due to a retourquing that was necessary. Hope it helps.
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You do not have to retorque ARP studs.

Coolant overflow can be caused by all sorts of things, truck overheating, fan clutch, egr cooler, head gaskets...the list goes on and on.
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I know I'm due for a coolant flush, but I noticed mine doing the same thing. I don't know if my head studs have been replaced or not because I bought the truck used with just under 100,000 miles on it. I started by just changing the cap on the degas bottle. So far it has not done it again. I notice the fan clutch kicking in a lot in the summer when I have the A/C going and the outside temp is in the mid to upper 90's. That's when I noticed the residue, but like I said, I haven't noticed again since I changed out the cap. I'm also looking at that egr cooler replacement from Bulletproof Diesel to try to cool things down a little. Looks like a quality part.
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I looked under the hood of 4 6.0 Fords. 3 of them looked like this, 1 didnt. Whats up?

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I looked closer at your pictures. I'm not sure mine was spraying up on the hood like that, but my truck is white and the hood is a mess anyway so I don't know if I'd even notice it. So far mine hasn't made a mess again since ai changed out the cap. They wear out just like radiator caps. I replaced one on my old Expedition as well when it was starting to do the same thing.
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