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Old 06-23-2012, 02:13 PM
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Feel sick to my stomach

I popped the hood today to take a look at my steering box since my new redhead steering gear came today and I noticed some white streaks around the coolant lid. Upon closer investigation I noticed there was only about 1/4" of coolant in the bottom of the canister..

I think I have an expensive summer ahead of me. I am afraid to even drive it now as I don't want to risk pretzelling a rod. Am I paranoid? My EOT/ECT is within 6-8 depending on speed 8 is 75-80 MPH. I have been monitoring everything with my CTS.

Should I flash back to stock and baby it or just park it until I have the money to do something.

Thanks

Dik
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Old 06-23-2012, 02:15 PM
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so your degas cap shows signs of puking? try getting another degas cap and go from there...
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Old 06-23-2012, 02:16 PM
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Man, read some. Even I know it's not a big deal right now.
First, you're monitoring so you're good. Delta's are fine.
Second, proper coolant level. Top it off cold to where it should be. New max is old min line.
Third, replace the degass bottle cap. It might just be weak.
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Old 06-23-2012, 02:39 PM
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Yea I would fill the coolant to the min marker, put a new cap on and just monitor it
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:52 PM
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As stated above, clean up the bottle, refill to the min line, and replace the cap.

Keep an eye on it, your deltas are good, it shouldn't be the coolers.

What are you running for tunes?
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:57 PM
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Yeah good advice from all above and I would have to say the same...replace the cap, fill to the minimum, go from there
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:14 PM
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Start with the testing.

Troubleshooting coolant loss (white residue around cooling system components(degas))
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Old 06-23-2012, 05:48 PM
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your truck is 5 yrs old, caps don't last forever, replace the cap, drink a beer, top off the colant to the correct level and relax.


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I popped the hood today to take a look at my steering box since my new redhead steering gear came today and I noticed some white streaks around the coolant lid. Upon closer investigation I noticed there was only about 1/4" of coolant in the bottom of the canister..

I think I have an expensive summer ahead of me. I am afraid to even drive it now as I don't want to risk pretzelling a rod. Am I paranoid? My EOT/ECT is within 6-8 depending on speed 8 is 75-80 MPH. I have been monitoring everything with my CTS.

Should I flash back to stock and baby it or just park it until I have the money to do something.

Thanks

Dik
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:43 PM
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Correct level is about 1/2 inch below the min mark.
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:51 PM
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Mushy EGR Valve

Pull the EGR Valve and look for signs of coolant (mushy soot), like stated, replace the rad cap.

Let me know if I can be of any assistance

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