Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Regional Chapters > Mid-West Region > Michigan Chapter
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Michigan Chapter Join Chapter, Leader: just another truck

Extremely bad news for my truck

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-21-2013, 06:28 PM
FordBlueHeart's Avatar
FordBlueHeart FordBlueHeart is online now
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Traverse City
Posts: 1,750
FordBlueHeart is a name known to allFordBlueHeart is a name known to allFordBlueHeart is a name known to allFordBlueHeart is a name known to allFordBlueHeart is a name known to allFordBlueHeart is a name known to all
Extremely bad news for my truck

Last week I had some things taken care of on my truck. I replaced the ECT, EOT and EBP sensors. In the process of moving the degas bottle, we accidentally cracked the Y hose that attaches to the degas bottle. No big deal as I had an instance of coolant puking after doing the coolant flush and installing the coolant filter. I was pretty sure that the puking was the result of over filling it. I didn't have another issue until today......
Driving down to Grand Rapids, I stopped in Rockford to pick up a turbo for my 7.3. That's when I noticed coolant on the snow. I popped the hood and saw where coolant had come out of the degas bottle. Obviously I am bummed, but the story doesn't end there. I knew I was being vigilant watching all my temperatures and never saw anything out of wack. I drove home and found out that when distance to empty says 0, it means it. I coasted into the gas station in Cadillac and filled it up. Didn't see any signs of pukage so I drove to my parents house a half hour away. I went inside for about a half hour with the truck idling. When I came out I noticed more puking. I looked and this time it spewed out the degas as well as both endcaps of the radiator! I'm so screwed. I can't afford to fix it for now. I think Rich replaced his radiator and it wasn't cheap.
So let me know what you think? How screwed am I?
By the way, my 4" exhaust and SCT tuner helped me get almost 15 mpg round trip.
__________________
Torr "I live where you vacation "
06 F250 King Ranch FX4 Crew 6.0 diesel 4x4 158k miles
4"MBRP SS409Turbo back,SCT3,SinisterCoolantFilter & EGR'd,ARPstuds,OEMgaskets, Upgraded:STC,Standpipes,Dummy Plugs,Blue Fuel Spring&HFCM.CAT ELC, Rotella T6, Torque Pro
2014 Escape Titanium Ecoboost 2.0crappyMPG!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-21-2013, 08:34 PM
FordBlueHeart's Avatar
FordBlueHeart FordBlueHeart is online now
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Traverse City
Posts: 1,750
FordBlueHeart is a name known to allFordBlueHeart is a name known to allFordBlueHeart is a name known to allFordBlueHeart is a name known to allFordBlueHeart is a name known to allFordBlueHeart is a name known to all
No one has any ideas?
__________________
Torr "I live where you vacation "
06 F250 King Ranch FX4 Crew 6.0 diesel 4x4 158k miles
4"MBRP SS409Turbo back,SCT3,SinisterCoolantFilter & EGR'd,ARPstuds,OEMgaskets, Upgraded:STC,Standpipes,Dummy Plugs,Blue Fuel Spring&HFCM.CAT ELC, Rotella T6, Torque Pro
2014 Escape Titanium Ecoboost 2.0crappyMPG!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-22-2013, 12:30 AM
Chad149's Avatar
Chad149 Chad149 is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Milford, MI
Posts: 3,177
Chad149 has a spectacular reputation.Chad149 has a spectacular reputation.Chad149 has a spectacular reputation.Chad149 has a spectacular reputation.Chad149 has a spectacular reputation.Chad149 has a spectacular reputation.Chad149 has a spectacular reputation.Chad149 has a spectacular reputation.Chad149 has a spectacular reputation.Chad149 has a spectacular reputation.Chad149 has a spectacular reputation.
Sounds like your getting pressure build up in your cooling system. Head gaskets are a possibility. Don't the egr coolers sometimes fail and let drive pressure build in the cooling system?
__________________

2012 XLT F-350 6.7 Powerstroke 172" WB Fab Four rear bumper w/Rigid lighting, Cooper ST MAXX 295-70-18
A man’s rights rest in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.”
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-22-2013, 07:54 AM
bbender85's Avatar
bbender85 bbender85 is online now
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Caledonia, MI
Posts: 3,447
bbender85 has much to be proud ofbbender85 has much to be proud ofbbender85 has much to be proud ofbbender85 has much to be proud ofbbender85 has much to be proud ofbbender85 has much to be proud ofbbender85 has much to be proud ofbbender85 has much to be proud of
brandon.c.bender bbender785
i wouldn't rule head gasket out either. have you checked the oil for milkiness and the coolant for oilyness? i would definitely post this in the 6.0 section.
__________________
Brandon

'04 F350 CCLB 6.0L, 4" turbo back, EGR delete, Atlas 40 FICM, blue spring, SGII, 2.8" minipack,
285's on 16x10's, DVD/audio goodies SOLD
'07 F150 Supercrew Lariat 6.5' box, 5.4l, 3.73 LS, 2.5" AS now in it's place
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-22-2013, 09:44 AM
FordBlueHeart's Avatar
FordBlueHeart FordBlueHeart is online now
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Traverse City
Posts: 1,750
FordBlueHeart is a name known to allFordBlueHeart is a name known to allFordBlueHeart is a name known to allFordBlueHeart is a name known to allFordBlueHeart is a name known to allFordBlueHeart is a name known to all
Both of you are thinking the same thing as me. I haven't checked yet as it was too cold last night. I think im most concerned about the radiator at this point. I can budget for studs, gaskets and delete, but the radiator is too much.
__________________
Torr "I live where you vacation "
06 F250 King Ranch FX4 Crew 6.0 diesel 4x4 158k miles
4"MBRP SS409Turbo back,SCT3,SinisterCoolantFilter & EGR'd,ARPstuds,OEMgaskets, Upgraded:STC,Standpipes,Dummy Plugs,Blue Fuel Spring&HFCM.CAT ELC, Rotella T6, Torque Pro
2014 Escape Titanium Ecoboost 2.0crappyMPG!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-23-2013, 03:21 PM
bbender85's Avatar
bbender85 bbender85 is online now
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Caledonia, MI
Posts: 3,447
bbender85 has much to be proud ofbbender85 has much to be proud ofbbender85 has much to be proud ofbbender85 has much to be proud ofbbender85 has much to be proud ofbbender85 has much to be proud ofbbender85 has much to be proud ofbbender85 has much to be proud of
brandon.c.bender bbender785
get anywhere with this torr?
__________________
Brandon

'04 F350 CCLB 6.0L, 4" turbo back, EGR delete, Atlas 40 FICM, blue spring, SGII, 2.8" minipack,
285's on 16x10's, DVD/audio goodies SOLD
'07 F150 Supercrew Lariat 6.5' box, 5.4l, 3.73 LS, 2.5" AS now in it's place
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-24-2013, 08:49 AM
FordBlueHeart's Avatar
FordBlueHeart FordBlueHeart is online now
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Traverse City
Posts: 1,750
FordBlueHeart is a name known to allFordBlueHeart is a name known to allFordBlueHeart is a name known to allFordBlueHeart is a name known to allFordBlueHeart is a name known to allFordBlueHeart is a name known to all
Nothing so far. I dropped it off at the body shop to have some physical damage taken care of while I formulate a plan of attack on the mechanical issues.
Looks like studs, gaskets, oil cooler and other things are going to happen sooner than I thought.
__________________
Torr "I live where you vacation "
06 F250 King Ranch FX4 Crew 6.0 diesel 4x4 158k miles
4"MBRP SS409Turbo back,SCT3,SinisterCoolantFilter & EGR'd,ARPstuds,OEMgaskets, Upgraded:STC,Standpipes,Dummy Plugs,Blue Fuel Spring&HFCM.CAT ELC, Rotella T6, Torque Pro
2014 Escape Titanium Ecoboost 2.0crappyMPG!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-24-2013, 02:42 PM
Toyman's Avatar
Toyman Toyman is online now
Beer reduction specialist
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Wayland, MI
Posts: 7,886
Toyman has a spectacular reputation.Toyman has a spectacular reputation.Toyman has a spectacular reputation.Toyman has a spectacular reputation.Toyman has a spectacular reputation.Toyman has a spectacular reputation.Toyman has a spectacular reputation.Toyman has a spectacular reputation.Toyman has a spectacular reputation.Toyman has a spectacular reputation.Toyman has a spectacular reputation.
toyman
That's exactly what mine did. The pressure build up popped the seal on the radiator tanks. Ended up being headgasket, which if everyone remembers the story was the second time for them in 6 months due to improper installation. Pioneer Diesel right by you fixed me up.

It really is eally is best to do studs, oil cooler, egr delete while it's opened up. Just be sure to do the proper torque sequence and it should never come apart after.

There is a radiator place that was up there, wish I could remember the name, that can probably get the tank seals and repair your radiator with out having to replace it. I was in a time crunch and HAD to have the truck cuz I was just getting ready to move down state.

Good luck man...
__________________
Rich
2005 F250 Superduty crew cab, 6.0L, 4" turbo back, XPD egr delete,AFE stage 2, HPOP, SCT tuner, scan gauge II, blue spring, zoo-dad mod, FICM.
1979 Bronco, 520 stroker, full roller, trick flow heads, reverse manual c-6, maddog fenderwell headers, 3 row aluminum radiator, derale trans cooler, Scat racing seats.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-24-2013, 08:39 PM
FordBlueHeart's Avatar
FordBlueHeart FordBlueHeart is online now
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Traverse City
Posts: 1,750
FordBlueHeart is a name known to allFordBlueHeart is a name known to allFordBlueHeart is a name known to allFordBlueHeart is a name known to allFordBlueHeart is a name known to allFordBlueHeart is a name known to all
I think it was Coyle's Radiator, but I'm not sure. I can get a brand new Ford radiator for a little over $300. I have a good friend who is the 6.0 tech at the Ford dealer. So far he installed or replaced my ECT, EOT, EBP sensors, 4" MBRP exhaust, coolant Y pipe and reflashed my PCM, TCM, and FICM for $90!
__________________
Torr "I live where you vacation "
06 F250 King Ranch FX4 Crew 6.0 diesel 4x4 158k miles
4"MBRP SS409Turbo back,SCT3,SinisterCoolantFilter & EGR'd,ARPstuds,OEMgaskets, Upgraded:STC,Standpipes,Dummy Plugs,Blue Fuel Spring&HFCM.CAT ELC, Rotella T6, Torque Pro
2014 Escape Titanium Ecoboost 2.0crappyMPG!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-24-2013, 08:55 PM
Toyman's Avatar
Toyman Toyman is online now
Beer reduction specialist
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Wayland, MI
Posts: 7,886
Toyman has a spectacular reputation.Toyman has a spectacular reputation.Toyman has a spectacular reputation.Toyman has a spectacular reputation.Toyman has a spectacular reputation.Toyman has a spectacular reputation.Toyman has a spectacular reputation.Toyman has a spectacular reputation.Toyman has a spectacular reputation.Toyman has a spectacular reputation.Toyman has a spectacular reputation.
toyman
Yep, that was it. It's in an industrial area, nice guy that owns it. It's nice having a friend that can do that for ya, and someone that works on em so you know that he knows what he's doing.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-24-2013, 09:31 PM
FordBlueHeart's Avatar
FordBlueHeart FordBlueHeart is online now
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Traverse City
Posts: 1,750
FordBlueHeart is a name known to allFordBlueHeart is a name known to allFordBlueHeart is a name known to allFordBlueHeart is a name known to allFordBlueHeart is a name known to allFordBlueHeart is a name known to all
Exactly. Jason is an extremely nice guy. He has a yellow Torino as well as his early '99 super cab 7.3.
__________________
Torr "I live where you vacation "
06 F250 King Ranch FX4 Crew 6.0 diesel 4x4 158k miles
4"MBRP SS409Turbo back,SCT3,SinisterCoolantFilter & EGR'd,ARPstuds,OEMgaskets, Upgraded:STC,Standpipes,Dummy Plugs,Blue Fuel Spring&HFCM.CAT ELC, Rotella T6, Torque Pro
2014 Escape Titanium Ecoboost 2.0crappyMPG!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 09:31 PM
 
 
 
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Radiator puking in sub zero temps? Dave7.3 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 21 02-03-2015 04:10 AM
coolant puking biggercb 1997 - 2003 F150 3 11-19-2012 11:36 AM
Coolant behavior in Degas Bottle is crazy capt caper 6.4L Power Stroke Diesel 97 10-19-2012 01:36 AM
Black sluggish oil in Degas Bottle fd3s_rx7 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 5 06-02-2012 02:50 PM
Riddle me this senix 6.4L Power Stroke Diesel 18 01-19-2012 05:55 AM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Regional Chapters > Mid-West Region > Michigan Chapter

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


Participate In The Forums

Create new posts and participate in discussions. It's free!

Sign Up »


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup