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yesterday i was driving home and had noticed a couple plumes of smoke out by the back not sure if it actually came out of the exhaust or not, anyhow when i parked i thought i smelled some coolant when i popped the hood i saw some coolant spray on the intake and a little around the cap also noticed some on the wire harness jsut bellow. coolant was a little low but not to much never got hot or anything. anyone have any ideas???

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Are you filling your'e degas tank to the lower line? If you put too much in it it will blow it out. The Cap also may be going bad. I had to put a new one on mine to stop this from happening.




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cap is a possibility i guess i havent added coolant since my egr delete was done 3 months ago

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You should check the degass bottle for exhaust gasses while the truck is running. If present your head gaskets need replacing.
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I did do the hydrocarbon test no exhaust gas present. i cleaned it up a bit with some brake clean and noticed steam coming from around the cap so i would assume it is the cap

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How do you check for exhaust gasses in your degas bottle?

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How do you check for exhaust gasses in your degas bottle?

You can purchase a hydrocarbon tester from a parts store ours came from carquest. there is a fluid you put in and you place it in the coolant opening pump some pressure to it if there is any exhaust gas in the coolant system the blue fluid will turn yellow

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