Join Date: Jan 2010
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Coolant leak out of degas bottle and other problems
I'm just looking for some opinions on this. I have a 2005 F350 with a 6.0 Power Stroke. I just bought it about a month ago. Well I noticed that the coolant was a little on the low side, about an inch below the "low" mark on the degas bottle. So I added about 1/2 a gallon to it. Shortly after that I noticed that there was a little more while smoke than usual out of the exhaust, although it didn't smell sweet like you would expect if it was Anti-freeze. About a week later it was back down in the degas bottle. So I added another 1/2 gallon and it filled.
Shortly after doing that it started leaking coolant out of the degas bottle. I is now pouring coolant out of the degas bottle when running and after being stopped. It has lost about 3-5 gallons of anti-freeze. It has lost enough that the degas bottle is now completely empty and I have no heat.
I suspect the head gasket, as does my local Ford dealership. That being said, I still have to drive the truck as I have to get too and from work. The Ford dealership won't take the truck in for service until next week. I have yet to notice the temp gauge go any higher than usual.
On my way to work this morning I was going about 40MPH and when I let off the throttle the engine started to die, like the timing was retarded a lot. It recovered from this, but I have a feeling something is going to die soon, any ideas what causes this?
Any input is appreciated, and thankfully this truck is still under warranty. Do we think Ford is going to want to fix everything wrong with the truck?