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Old 04-18-2011, 11:54 AM
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degas coolant cap leaking..help

i noticed today that i have chalky junk all over my degas bottle today where it had been leaking. what could this be caused by?? could it be a faulty cap or what?? i hope its nothing major and my truck seems to be running fine as usual except when its cold. kinda rough until its warmed up but im thinking that would be my glow plugs or something
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:31 PM
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Read the first link in my signature. Your truck is puking. You oil cooler is most likely clogged.
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Where is your coolant level at?
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My coolant stays in between low and full on the degas bottle. I noticed it was a tad low 6 months ago and added a hair not much and not added any since and now its puking. I was hoping it didn't mean a head gasket or any thing. I thought about the oil cooler but didn't know if that would cause it to puke. I haven't got my oil and water temp gauges hooked up yet. Can you say egr delete and oil cooler asap . No more procrastination . Could I tell if the head gasket is damaged . Never smokes or anything
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Mine puked a little coolant for the first time, on Friday. Took it to the dealer Saturday. Not a moment too soon. Now she's getting all fixed up with a new EGR, cooler, headgaskets, and studs.

Mine never smoked. Only reason I even looked under the hood and noticed the burp of coolant, was because my temp delta hit a steady 11*. Its usually about 6*.
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Old 04-18-2011, 01:27 PM
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Dang. I can handle the egr and oil cooler but I don't know if I could afford to have head work done . Anyone know the goin rate for head gaskets and studs, labor wise. Or the time out of a mechanic time chart?
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Head studs gaskets egr delete oil cooler rebuild can set you back $3500-$4500 depending on where you are and where you get the parts.
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I would try replacing the cap first, there is an updated cap from ford. Also keep the coolant level at the low mark on the bottle and see how it goes for a bit. Get some gauges asap and find out what your delta T is to help you figure out the state of your oil cooler.
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:19 AM
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Yeah set of glowshift gauges are going on asap . I will assume the truck has never been worked on so I'm sure its time
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:59 PM
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My '05 has puked very small amounts since day one (85K now) without other problems. Try replacing the cap and take the min level suggestion and watch it for a while before you spend a lot of money. You may have to, but maybe not
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