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Ok. So, my truck has been acting wierd. My truck has 4in exhaust, S&B intake, Banjo bolts, FICM tuning and SCT.

If I run "Xtreme Street" from Eric the truck pukes... not alot dribbles more the word for it, out of the degas bottle. Anytime I run the tune, it does this, even light driving.

If I run "SRL file" the truck occasionally does the same, but only on highway driving. It does it MAYBE once a month. Other that, its fine. wont puke. Has alot of pressure in the degas bottle after driving. Worries me because I smell coolant.

The level when its cold never changes. Im not loosing much/if any coolant. I made a line on the degas bottle and check it, and its at the same level when its cold.

I will be doing EGR delete/head studs/ and coolant filter kit this winter.

What do I need to check and fix this coolant problem now. Anybody have any ideas. Thanks in advance.

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Also, no oil in the coolant.


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What are your EOT's and ECT's at?

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When does it puke ? under a load ?

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What are your EOT's and ECT's at?
Not sure, dont have guages for that.

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When does it puke ? under a load ?
"Xtreme Street" pukes no matter what. Normal driving of WOT.

"SRL file" seems to puke at highway driving. not really under a major load. Wierd thing is, if Im hard on the truck it wont puke, untill next time I drive it, like a week later. Not sure if that helps


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Not sure, dont have guages for that.


Ok Do you have access to an Insight or IDS? Check your ECT and EOT. I had a bad oil cooler that was causing coolant to flash and made it spit every once in a while like your describing. I was getting EOT 40 apart. oil cooler replaced and all has since been well.

Exactly as your describing on the highway normal driving it would spit a very little. My cruising temps were still about 30 degrees apart.

By the way. How can you even see the coolant bottle? you carry a step ladder around?

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Ok Do you have access to an Insight or IDS? Check your ECT and EOT. I had a bad oil cooler that was causing coolant to flash and made it spit every once in a while like your describing. I was getting EOT 40 apart. oil cooler replaced and all has since been well.

Exactly as your describing on the highway normal driving it would spit a very little. My cruising temps were still about 30 degrees apart.

By the way. How can you even see the coolant bottle? you carry a step ladder around?
I suspect oil cooler as well. and I can tell when it pukes cause its on the frame and inner fender well... then I pop the hood and get a ladder!


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I've heard of the caps on some resoviors being bad and i belive someone tole me they have an upgraded one? might want to check into that

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So, is that what everyone would suspect being the oil cooler going bad? Anything else I can/should check out?

Hope it will make it to winter and I can do studs/delete and new oil cooler I guess.


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Mine was doing the same thing, had to add coolant like every day! Mine was my head gaskets and oil cooler! So I had studs and replace cooler and no problems with either anymore. Not a cheap fix though, but with the money you got invested in the Pigg I would definatley get her done! PS i plan on getting some banjo bolts done too, what did you pay for the whole thing , bolts and labor? Just curious if you dont mind?
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