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Ok so ive had the truck for a few months now. Its my first 6.0 but I've been around these trucks for a long time. Every time I've seen a bad head gasket there was coolant overflow. I don't have any issues with coolant pressure and my coolant is completely to the full level. But I have oil leaking around the base of the head where it bolts up to the block. anybody know whats going on? i think its a head gasket but please tell me if there's anything you know that i might not.
 

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You are aware that the top half of the head is actually not the head but the rocker box and has a gasket that can leak oil.
I have seldom come across 6.0 heads that the gasket leaks externally. When I have it has been a really warped or realy streached bolts.
 

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its not common to see oil leak around base of head , the most common is glow pug harness leaking , next valve cover , the best thing to do is clean it off real good and keep checking it till leak shows up again and possibly pinpoint it closer
 

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Thanks guys! keep the tips rollin! im gonna check all this. if i dont have to do stud right now then ill wait and save money and pay someone else to do them for me.
 

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I also had codes for low combustion in cylinder 7 and turbo solenoid range. i took out the smoke switch (installed by previous owner) i cleared the codes and they haven't come back. could cylinder 7 issues be because of oil around the harness or possibly in it?
 
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