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my 6.0 white death story

Not sure if anyone wants to hear it, but It's because of here that I learned that white residue around my degas cap meant big troubles.

I've noticed that a very small amount of coolant was coming out of my cap for quite some time, but to this day I've never had to add any. Until recently (and reading on here) I didn't even worry about it. Today I took it to the dealer and the mechanic tested it, but couldn't make any coolant come out and said everything tested great. He said it was most definately a h.g. issue but that it seemed to be ok for now. He knows my oil/egr cooler were both replaced 10.5k miles ago. It's 04 thats obv out of warranty and I don't have $3500 to $5000 or whatever it takes to fix it. It still runs and drives like new but with my problem at hand it looks like my time is running out. Any suggestions? Any local mechanics near Cincinnati, OH? Is trading it in now my only option?

b.t.w. turbo was replaced 5k miles ago, so this could be my last fix I'd like to think.
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Not very. I've learned from you guys the min mark is the new full
or something like that. It still hangs above that when warm, but
when cold i think it rests right at the min mark.
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I did mine myself.. same as you didn't have the money for labor, but did for parts. Head gaskets up and cooler delete. If you have a free garage and some mechanical ability you can do it. I also don't live to far from you(2hours) and may be able to help.

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you could try a new cap

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Thanks for the offer to help, and although I do have mechanical ability,
I don't think I'm ready for something like this. So what do you charge? lol

I did replace the cap and the cap was checked at the dealer today. I should've posted that. It was ok for the first couple days after I replaced it and I was happy as ****...
(It's pretty annoying popping the hood and checking
everyday just wondering if it's gotten worse yet or who knows what.)
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oh and 120k miles
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