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Question on a system monitor...from what I am reading I can buy any Bluetooth OBDII adapter then download the torque pro or ForScan app to my phone and I知 all set? Just sounds too easy.
 
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Definitely looks like coolant residue. It would be good to get a new degas cap, make sure the cap sealing surface was flat and smooth, and then get a pressure gauge on it. It makes the temperature readings even more important IMO. I would also investigate the coolant concentration. If it isn't 50/50, it could puke prematurely.

The blue hose is an EGR cooler hose. If it is new, it "probably" means you still have an active EGR system.

Sure would like to see a pic of the oil filter housing also.
 
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Question on a system monitor...from what I am reading I can buy any Bluetooth OBDII adapter then download the torque pro or ForScan app to my phone and I知 all set? Just sounds too easy.

It is pretty much that easy. Some adapters don't work as well as others though. I like BAFX brand. It has been reliable for me.
 
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I値l see if I can find a scanner locally tomorrow and if not I値l order one online. I知 gonna clean the residue off the tank and order a new cap Monday when I get to work. Once I get some numbers off the scanner I値l report back with what I have. Thanks for all the input and suggestions folks!
 
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That has traces of a pressurized puke, not simple spillage. Maybe overfilled.

My motor had minor combustion leakage and I never had spillage or saw excessive pressure the brief time I had a pressure gauge on the cooling system. Part of that may have been a compromised cap that had bled off early,

I would advise early on to get a pressure gauge setup so you can see how your cooling pressure tracks. With the test being done more, members have a good feel for the pressure reaction that tells of a compromised head gasket situation, and that knowledge would be invaluable in deciding this trucks purpose.
 


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