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post #1 of 24 Old 02-15-2011, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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Its it normal for the coolant level to fluxuate?

I checked the coolant level today and it was about 3/4 of an inch below the min line in the degas bottle. Its normally between the min and max. (let the truck sit for about 20 mins after getting home from work today) I rechecked and it was still about 3/4 below the min line. I took the cap off the degas bottle and the level started rising, I watched it go back to the normal level. It took about 3 minutes. Is this normal?

I did have the ford dealership do a coolant flush about 3 weeks ago.

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normal but not that much of a fluctuation. in a tuned truck going up and down more is normal. in stock tuning mine barely moves and i have stock head bolts and egr cooler... with the tune it goes up and down but at most 3/4" total


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The truck is completely stock with 59,000 miles. Thanks for the reply.

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sounds like head gaskets or egr cooler... is the truck puking at all??


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There is white residue under the cap, nowhere else. ECT is 190 and EOT 198 at 65 mph. ECT 190 and EOT 194 in-town driving.

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blowing white smoke?... if your eot and ect are that close then im assuming your egr cooler is good... sounds like another set of ford head bolts are stretching


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No white smoke. Runs great.

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well hope your head bolts aint stretching... save some money for arps bound to happen if its not already.


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RCD 175cc 30%
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It's under an extended warranty with 3 years left, which is a peice of mind.

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that will put a smile on your face


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RCD 175cc 30%
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