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Old 07-14-2012, 05:14 PM
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just bought my first 6.0

I've had a 7.3 for many years and I sold it then I found a sweet deal on a 05 6.0 fully loaded ,what do I do to keep it going I don't want to chip it or any performance work yet just want to make sure it keeps on going

It does have some problems like the electronic 4x4 doesn't work some death wobble (it looks like a loose tie rod end) when I lay the shifter to rest in reverse gear the cab lights come on and then it says rear left door ajar

And there is white pasty stuff on the water lines
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:17 PM
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I hope you got a GREAT price. Is the white stuff by the degas bottle?
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:57 PM
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Yea kinda by the clamps what is that stuff and I think alright at 7000 its got every option possible
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Yea kinda by the clamps what is that stuff and I think alright at 7000 its got every option possible
Hope you're ready to spend 4-5g

The white stuff is dried coolant that's 'puked' or forced out of the Degas bottle under wot when pressure exceeds 16lbs. Try the updated Degas bottle cap first then do studs gasket oil and egr coolers
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:38 PM
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Really is it that bad I drove it 4 hours home didn't go over half on the gauge
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Really is it that bad I drove it 4 hours home didn't go over half on the gauge
It can and most likely will be
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:46 PM
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So the head gaskets are blown ? It seems like I can tighten the hose clamps wash up the white stuff and be fine
Is there a test to do before I spend all this money ?
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I wouldn't panic just yet, the degas bottle could be overfilled or the cap is no good.

You may want to look into getting a monitor.
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:50 PM
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So the head gaskets are blown ? It seems like I can tighten the hose clamps wash up the white stuff and be fine
Is there a test to do before I spend all this money ?
Never said that. Check out Colo_dually's posts. He's pretty accurate.

I recently replaced my Degas bottle cap and it stopped my puking
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Never said that. Check out Colo_dually's posts. He's pretty accurate.

I recently replaced my Degas bottle cap and it stopped my puking
I agree.
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