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Old 10-05-2012, 11:06 AM
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Puking at higher elevations

Driving in the Mtns today when I stoped for fuel I took a look under the hood and its been puking some.

When I left home I had no known egr issues. Hg and deltas are both good.

Coolant level when cold is right at the old minimum mark..

Elevation is around 6500ft

Most boost I've seen is 16psi w deltas 16* at highest.

Highest ect was 203

I'm using an insight.


Think my bottles just a little overfilled....or will the higher elevation play into factor?



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Elevation does play into things. The boiling point of water at 6500 ft is about 199* F. Barometric pressure also makes a bit of difference.

That's the reason there are different cooking procedures depending on elevation.

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Elevation does play into things. The boiling point of water at 6500 ft is about 199* F. Barometric pressure also makes a bit of difference.

That's the reason there are different cooking procedures depending on elevation.

Linky: Boiling Points of Water at Various Elevations
I was thinking so. It hasn't puked again at all yet so we'll see. And I've been in a few high boost climbs again. I'm thinking it's overfilled a little

Also the barometric pressure was around 17psi
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I was in the same situation yesterday. I went up to an elevation of about 10,500 and this morning saw some puking. I got real nervous but am glad to see these responses. No known EGR issues and my max deltas were 11 degrees.
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I was in the same situation yesterday. I went up to an elevation of about 10,500 and this morning saw some puking. I got real nervous but am glad to see these responses. No known EGR issues and my max deltas were 11 degrees.
My deltas got a little higher than you...but I ran that baby harddd in tow haul. I'm on stock bolts...and of it was to break I wanted it to do so

But I dont want it too ha
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I was taking it pretty easy and was going slow. The fact that it was only 34 degrees when I was climbing helped I'm sure. I am also stock and don't have too much much info or history on the truck since I bought it just a couple weeks ago. I also wasn't towing anything.
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I was taking it pretty easy and was going slow. The fact that it was only 34 degrees when I was climbing helped I'm sure. I am also stock and don't have too much much info or history on the truck since I bought it just a couple weeks ago. I also wasn't towing anything.
I wasbt towing...but I was pushing her hard up those little hills

But aside of that little puking she did great...I feel alot better now that someone reinforced my opinion on what was going on w it

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I have my truck going up the sierra mountains twice a month and everytime the water climbs in the coolant tank.
First time I saw it, yea my eyes got real big but it does it every time I go. Like I said open up the cap slow and you will watch the coolant level drop to the same level you are used to seeing in the valley or where ever you normally live.
My truck has no issues eot/ect is 3-5 degrees healthy as a horse, but climbing 5000 feet makes a difference, atmospheric pressure is lower. 10,000 feet is a hell of a change. Lower your coolant level and it won't blow out, there is less atmospheric pressure: (your water is getting bigger w/lack of pressure to make it as easy for me to explain)

Again you are fine! Mark...............

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