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Old 06-30-2012, 04:11 AM
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Would it be obvious to diagnose HG problems from the people I would have imagined who sees these trucks the most? My truck has spent two full days at the stealership to be diagnosed. Apparently either I was wrong in my diagnosing or there is nothing wrong with the HG's. Which is a plus, so looks like I will be going ahead with the ARP's one at a time here soon.
Anyone have any suggestions? I have been getting high coolant system pressure, but no puking. I have been keeping the coolant level at the right level, and seeing the caps fail all the time, it was the first part I changed out which was within minutes of it getting home. I have almost the same situation that another member posted about, seems everything is looking good, just I can get the system to build up enough pressure. I am still new with power stroke, and i have been heavy on the foot pedal which will die down as the excitement dies down.
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What are the pressures you are seeing - we need numbers .......
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:31 AM
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Before I dropped it off at the dealership I saw 15PSI on the coolant system gauge I installed. I have seen above 10, 10, 8 and 5 is the average if I have been gunning and driven normal. I do not have it setup to run in my cab yet, i will have to work on that.
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Get block check. Google it. It is about 40 for the entire kit and fluids. It will check to see if you have exhaust gasses in you coolant. No need for a dealer.

See 6.0 guys are always so afraid of HG failure. It really doesnt happen as much as everyone wants us to belive it does. I have check about 3 6L that people thought they had an issue and they didnt. Their puking was from the following:

1. Lifted their truck there for it sat differently and they added too much coolant
2. Bad cap
3. Someone read too many on line blogs and though they had a bloan head gasket and had no real signs of issues
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:56 AM
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That reminds me, I meant to check that, as I dropped the truck off before my block check came in. Surprisingly, they did not charge me for the 2 days they had my truck. Only 48 for the scan to get the door key pad pin.
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:09 AM
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Just performed the block test, had to pull some coolant out to do it, Ford must have topped off or something. Test SAT guess I just read some wrong info.
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I'm glad it checked out ok for you, hope mine comes out the same, my numbers average the same as yours and i have no puking with a new degas bottle and cap, no smoke on start up or WOT. My only issue is I go through a quart or so of coolant every hundred miles or so.
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:24 AM
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I took mine on a trip, and have maybe over a thousand miles since I bought the truck. I will have to keep and eye on the level. I did notice coolant leaking a bit where the hose fits over the thermostat housing while I was doing the blue spring upgrade.
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When you do the block check the challenging thing is to make sure the thermo stat is open.
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Put a higher tune in and ran it hard home (about 5 miles) put the tester on and when I squeeze it the ball it doesn't expand back out, cheap pos. So I figure since it's a sealed system it will push air through the test fluid, well 5 min. later it's still blue. Still paranoid, I hook my vacuum gauge to it, nope still blue. damn truck is fine


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