Originally Posted by nitroaz
In the morning I start my truck to warm it up before I leave home. It runs for about 10 min. When I get in the truck I look at the gauges and the Tranny temp is right at normal, but the water gauge isn’t measuring at all, the needle is resting at the bottom of the gauge. As I start down the road the truck doesn’t feel right, it feels like it isn’t shifting correctly. As I get a mile or two the temp needle comes up and runs in its normal position and runs perfectly. I find this all very weird, I could understand if the tranny temp was in the cold position and the tranny ran rough, but that’s not the case. Is there a direct correlation between the engine temp and the way the transmission shifts, or do I have two separate problems. I noticed over the weekend dried up antifreeze around and below the degas canister. In the last two years I’ve replaced the Oil cooler once and EGR cooler twice. I was even told they swapped out my head bolts, but I seriously doubt it. Any insight on this would be great.
Well if your puking it's because your oil cooler is clogged and maybe the EGR cooler blown as well. This time if you have to keep the EGR cooler put the Bulletproof Diesel cooler in it. If not delete it. Replace the oil cooler again.
If you don't want this to keep happening you need to stop using Ford's Gold coolant and switch to ELC coolant, I don't care what Ford or their mechanics say about this. You also need to get an Edge Insight or something that will let you monitor your coolant and oil temps to know if your cooler is clogging before you blow something else.
As for the temp gauge they are pretty much a joke but either your sensor is bad or your thermostat is stuck open.