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post #11 of 26 Old 11-08-2019, 07:38 AM
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Not to hijack the thread but I was curious to see your setup. I don't have any issues but was curious of your recovery bottle.

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build your own coolant psi guage and do not trust others that have a dog in the fight

I think your "6.0 Ford Racing heads" have a sealing issue but you will know for sure if you do the test ( like mentioned expansion can be the cause )

and with minimal coolant loss it is not the end of the world .. I have been meaning to redo my heads for years since I can lose a gallon on long pulls ( luckily I can recover this and re use it thanks to a custom degas bottle

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build your own coolant psi guage and do not trust others that have a dog in the fight

I think your "6.0 Ford Racing heads" have a sealing issue but you will know for sure if you do the test ( like mentioned expansion can be the cause )

and with minimal coolant loss it is not the end of the world .. I have been meaning to redo my heads for years since I can lose a gallon on long pulls ( luckily I can recover this and re use it thanks to a custom degas bottle


So what you're saying is as long as it doesn't get astronomically worse its not going to mess up the engine to run it like this for a bit? I'm new to the diesel and boost world so I don't know how much I can let stuff go. If my chevy 350 was consuming coolant and/or oil I would probably just let it go and add as needed until it smokes me out all the time. I am running my daily 06 Trailblazer with a partially blown head gasket for the last 2 years and it just consumes a little coolant and oil every few months and the exhaust smells. I am not sure how much I can let this 6.0 go before worrying about stuff and I care about it alot more than my other vehicles!
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Mine had blown head gaskets (compromised) for a few years. The only time it puked was under heavy long runs (towing).

It never ran hot at any point. The head gasket finally let loose and started leaking while it was parked. At that point I towed it home from the parking lot at work and decided to yank it out and freshen up the engine.

I guarantee that if it doesn't run hot, doesn't puke often unless under heavy load, your deltas never spread under normal driving then you can drive it like that for years to come.

The moment it falters under any normal driving condition with stuff stated, it is time to tear it apart.

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Not to hijack the thread but I was curious to see your setup. I don't have any issues but was curious of your recovery bottle.

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I too would like to see how you have this set up. I would like to do the same thing.
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aluminum bottle with old school cap and nipple i feed to a recovery bottle

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Mine had blown head gaskets (compromised) for a few years. The only time it puked was under heavy long runs (towing).

It never ran hot at any point. The head gasket finally let loose and started leaking while it was parked. At that point I towed it home from the parking lot at work and decided to yank it out and freshen up the engine.

I guarantee that if it doesn't run hot, doesn't puke often unless under heavy load, your deltas never spread under normal driving then you can drive it like that for years to come.

The moment it falters under any normal driving condition with stuff stated, it is time to tear it apart.

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Ok with that information I think I am probably fine for now then. It does not leak at all when sitting right now and if it is burning the coolant its doing so very slowly. I will just make sure to monitor the coolant level and bring a jug with me on long hauls. Thanks for easing my mind on this.
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You bet....good luck

Watch those values closely (EOT/ECT) and monitor coolant loss, you'll be fine until you commit to fixing it.
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You bet....good luck

Watch those values closely (EOT/ECT) and monitor coolant loss, you'll be fine until you commit to fixing it.
Got it. To be clear on those do I measure Delta split at operating temp or all the time? I get about 12-15 warmer ECT when the EOT is under 70 degrees but once it gets warmer than that it never gets more than 5.

EDIT: Getting a block heater cord today too so I don't have to worry about cold weather startups.
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Got it. To be clear on those do I measure Delta split at operating temp or all the time? I get about 12-15 warmer ECT when the EOT is under 70 degrees but once it gets warmer than that it never gets more than 5.

EDIT: Getting a block heater cord today too so I don't have to worry about cold weather startups.
You're only concerned about the delta at operating temps, not before.

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My 05 started leaking at the o ring on the egr delete coolant line on the bottom of the intake. It took me forever to find it because it would not leave any on the ground and it on leaked for a bit right after cold starts. If that is the problem it is possible to change without pulling the intake but it's a pain.
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