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Old 06-30-2012, 07:25 AM
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Coolant loss

Noticed today my degas bottle is about 1/2" below min line. Threw me off since i've seen no white smoke out the tail pipe. My truck is straight piped and I've always seen some greyish smoke on hard acceleration. Installed coolant filter about 5 months ago and had to refill a little bit after that. My deltas are good at about 9 right now (95 degree weather). No head gasket whistle. No degas bottle cap problems. Will the truck feel a little bit sluggish if the egr cooler is leaking a little bit? Will take the egr valve out today and check for moisture.
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:41 AM
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I'm getting ready to operate on mine this weekend. I got the double wammy. My oil cooler clogged and my egr cooler ruptured. IMO the truck lost power tremendously. It's a turd and Its been parked for a week or so. So my solution is deleting that pos so it never happens again along with a new oil cooler. I start loosin a little coolant at a time and I filled a little at a time until I was so obvious I was loosing it
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:17 AM
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Forgot to mention I'm still running Ford Gold (i know i know) and i refilled today with a half gallon of distilled water. Hopefully I can get it to the shop this week!
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Are you sure youre losing it? Different temps can make it at different levels. Also how you are parked. Also if you havent messed with it after leveling or lifting.

So many factors. I also notice my ELC responds a bit different to temp changes and pressures thank my gold did.
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:37 AM
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Well if thats the case I have now overfilled my coolant and will be soon experiencing blow through with the degas cap. YAY! lol
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:45 AM
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Mine will fluctuate that much.
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On a cold fill you want it 1/2" below the min line. That is perfect. Thesecooling systems are so robust that 3/4" below the min line isn't any big deal. Better low than too high.
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On a cold fill you want it 1/2" below the min line. That is perfect. Thesecooling systems are so robust that 3/4" below the min line isn't any big deal. Better low than too high.
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