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Question TINY BUBBLES....TINY BUBBLES...??

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I was checking my engine yesterday...just listening and looking things over. I noticed small bubbles going into the degas bottle. Nothing major but they were constant. I have researched PS.org and noticed this could be the symptom for a bad head gasket or oil cooler. My question: Is a small amount of bubbling normal or should there be absolutely no bubbles feeding back to the degas bottle?? Many Thanks.

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No not the song.....

I was checking my engine yesterday...just listening and looking things over. I noticed small bubbles going into the degas bottle. Nothing major but they were constant. I have researched PS.org and noticed this could be the symptom for a bad head gasket or oil cooler. My question: Is a small amount of bubbling normal or should there be absolutely no bubbles feeding back to the degas bottle?? Many Thanks.
I don't know never seen any in mine that I know of ,sounds like air getting in somewhere you have any leaks???
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Since you have an egr delete there is a good chance it is your head gaskets. Get some of this Block Chek - Store and check for exhaust gasses in the degass bottle. It'll let you know for sure.
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Since you have an egr delete there is a good chance it is your head gaskets. Get some of this Block Chek - Store and check for exhaust gasses in the degass bottle. It'll let you know for sure.
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If it's bubbling air is being introduced somewhere.... The most probable cause on the 6.0 are head gaskets or egr cooler but seeing as you deleted yours .....

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I thought i read somewhere that if you are using a ELC coolant testing for gases in the coolant dont give correct readings... Is there any truth to this?

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Not sure. I would not think an ELC would have any impact on the results. The test is to test for exhaust gases as a result of combustion.

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So is it possible to have a blown head gasket and not lose coolant ?

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So is it possible to have a blown head gasket and not lose coolant ?
Yes, or the amount of lost coolant could be so small, you wouldn't notice it.

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