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Old 11-27-2012, 06:13 AM
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My warranty is almost up and my f250 is puking coolaint from the degas bottle. it mainly does it when pulling my loaded horse trailer. My dealership, which is awesome, does not have a trailer to test the truck with. My ponies and trailer are an hour away. I don't really want to load the horses up and drag them on a two hour round trip and then pull them around to get it to puke for the dealer. Any ideas????
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:29 AM
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You'll need to put a load on it. Honestly, for the amount of money this may cost you out of pocket, I would probably be more than willing to go get the trailer and load it up just to get the work done.

Either that or you can get a U-Haul or similar car hauler and load it with another car (heavy preferably) and tow it around. I don't know what size horse trailer you have or if it's a 5th wheel or not, but that may work.

Otherwise, you could just get it warm and find a big, long local hill and go full throttle up it. You may end up doing more damage though but it may make your truck puke.

One more option, load the bed down with about 2 cubic yards of topsoil or sand. That should cost about $50 total and would put the strain on your truck going up a hill.
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can you fill the trailer up with hay bails? sounds like a PITA .. but would be easier than loading up the ponies.
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My warranty is almost up and my f250 is puking coolaint from the degas bottle. it mainly does it when pulling my loaded horse trailer. My dealership, which is awesome, does not have a trailer to test the truck with. My ponies and trailer are an hour away. I don't really want to load the horses up and drag them on a two hour round trip and then pull them around to get it to puke for the dealer. Any ideas????
Don't they have a way to pressure test the cooling system?
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^^ THIS!
They should be able to test it without straining it... But, if not I would go with the soil option in the bed, large hill, and giving it some power through. That will simulate towing and will puke if the problem is HG.

are you sure it's not just the EGR cooler, Bad Coolant bottle cap, overfilled coolant bottle higher then the MINIMUM line?
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:01 AM
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check your degas bottle cap.. mine was puking and i replaced degas bottle cap with a stant cap.. no more puking..
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I called a local equipment rental company and they will rent me a trailer with a tractor on it to pull for the dealer for $50. That sounds like the plan I will take if needed. They checked and replaced the thermostats and degas cap last week. It is my understanding that a bad head gasket will not always show up with the pressure test they use. I called my service rep and told him I would rent the trailer if needed. He is going to let me know what they find.
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