@wagner22 you reminded me, I have a dashboss on the way since I have an ipod touch that I don't use anyway.
These are the things I bought and are on there way, (bought them in georgia before I got here to see the truck)
IPR Research: high flow coolant filter, ARP head studs, OEM headgaskets, Extreme duty EGR cooler, OEM Oil Cooler, HPOP fitting update kit, Blue spring update, Dummy plugs, I think that is it from IPR
MISC: Dashboss W/EGT probe, Innovative Diesel FICM tuner
The stuff I will most likely keep: Dashboss w/EGT, FICM tuner, Blue spring upgrade, Coolant filter, and most likely the OEM headgaskets (can the APR nuts/studs be reused?)
I also had in my cart a bulletproof FICM, and an SCT tuner, but had to wait on those, I am in a time crunch right now, I am here for 14 more days, then I have to report back in to Ga. so I will be driving the truck back down there, then if need be I can park it and work on it/bulletproof it at my liesure.
The truck does smell like a HINT of burning coolant, but only when you shut it off and walk in FRONT of the truck, maybe it's just leaking onto something hot and burning off from there. There is ZERO smoke, and Zero smell in the exhaust.
Wife says she added 2 to 2.5 gallons of water to get from Ga. to In. (approximately 1,000 miles one way) She let her brother take it for a drive and he romped on it a bit and said it was leaking from the de gas cap. I got here and confirmed the truck did in fact have an 18psi cap on it, instead of the stock 16psi. I replaced that cap with a 16 pounder from advance auto, and removed the T-stat, filled it with some PEAK radiator flush (that's the only brand they had today) and per the instructions drove it around for approximately 1 hour, (instructions say drive for 3-6 hours and it can be spread out over a few days) truck never got hot, and doesn't appear to be spitting or leaking from the cap right now.
I have to go to town (20 minutes away) tomorrow, to get some coolant, and I will look for the test strips AND a pressure gauge and check the cooling system out both ways. I will also get some pics posted of the items in question. THX again
05 Lariat Crew Cab, Short Bed, 142K and counting, 4x4, ARP studs, EGR Delete, IPR High Flow Coolant Filter, Dash Boss, SCT SF3 innovative tunes, Innovative FICM Tuner, Deleted CAT and Muffler, blue spring upgrade, High idle mod, Cobra 29 LXE.