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I have a 06 F350 6.0 that I recently installed a pressure gauge to the degas bottle. I would get antifreeze venting out the degas bottle when pulling my 5th wheel sometimes. I would have to be climbing a pass or pushing it hard up some long steep hills. Anytime I had anything less as far as roads or driving without towing it I had no venting.
I bought my truck with 145,000 mi and a friend told me to have all the bulletproofing done so I would never have trouble towing. It had a egr delete so I had heads studded along with usual bulletproofing using Ford parts. The work was done by a tech that worked at the Ford dealership but had a full shop at home where he did side jobs. I thought I would never have a problem with heads again. I use a SCT tuner running the tow and street tune. I never abuse the truck but I am pretty sure the head gaskets are leaking only under the conditions I mentioned above.
I have 167,000 mi now and wonder if they might have been leaking since the job was first done. I just recently started monitoring things with the torque app. Ect might get to 212 max but I have seen Eot get to 242. My oil cooler needs changed again cause it's running a 16 delta flat road unloaded. With the delete I don't think it's quite as important.
Given my symptoms I think the gentleman that started this thread has leaking head gaskets also. There seems to be lots of others with leaking after studs too.
It would be interesting for someone to start a poll concerning head gasket jobs and ex,. how many times done, gaskets used, tuned or not etc.