Coolant Pressure / "Head Gasket" Test on a 6.0L Powerstroke
***PLEASE READ THIS!***
This test can help determine if your 6.0L (or any other engine really) has a blown head gasket. However, on a 6.0L it can also help determine OTHER issues as well, such as a bad EGR cooler, or in my case - it lead to diagnosing a bad OIL cooler!
In order to distinguish between a head gasket and an EGR issue, you have to take into account OTHER symptoms, such as coolant loss, smoke, and oil condition.
Overall PRESSURE is really NOT the problem! It's how QUICKLY it gets there! Your ove, this is NORMAL - especially if pulling a trailer or climbing a long grade. Overall pressure can climb to 15+psi simply due to combination of a full or overfilled system, and high (but normal) coolant temperature. Too much temperature and you will overpressure the system and overheat if you push it far enough!
More videos to come!
2007 Ford F250 4x4 6.0 Powerstroke Diesel Head Gasket Leak Test
Want to say thanks to 1PUGLIFE, and to POWERSTROKEHELP here on youtube for
coming up with this cheap PSI guage to help determine if my head gaskets
are blown on my truck. The final outcome isn't good. As you see in the
video a normal truck under a load should run somewhere around 6 to 8 PSI,
but my truck the PSI reached 17 PSI. Final conclusion is the truck is going
to need head gaskets. Total cost for the whole job is roughly $2200. I will
be installing new ARP Head Studs, Ford Head Gaskets, and other various misc
new gaskets when truck is apart. Truck currently has an EGR delete on it.
Testing for leaky head gasket
Do you think your head gasket is leaking.Your car may be overheating or
having a rough idle. If you can not find a leak and want to test to see if
it is either a cracked block, head or a head gasket then this video may
help.If your car is over heating also check that the radiator . is not
plunged up ,or the thermostat has not failed.If those things check out then
this block test would be a good thing to try.This test is for gasoline
engines, a different fluid is needed for diesel engines.
6.0 Liter Powerstroke - EGR and Oil Cooler Replacement
This video will show the replacement of the EGR cooler and installation of
the oil cooler service kit.
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Replacing Head Gaskets On A Ford Taurus 3.0L V6 OHV Engine. With Time Lapse. RWGresearch.com
What dose it take to Replacing Head Gaskets On A Ford Taurus 3.0L V6 OHV
Well... i got to find out first hand, and you get to watch and enjoy!
if your about to do this job your self please watch and you will have a
good understanding of how to do it. or at least whats involved.
This was a weekend project and i thought i would document it for fun... and
to help others.
This would have cost me between $1200-$1600 as a local shop. depending on
where i took it.
i did this job my self for just over $200 including the fallowing:
head gasket kit
new head bolts
new coolant reservoir
new spark plugs
RTV Black sealant
Quick set epoxy
and some coolant system flush.
for me it was better than buying a new car...
lets hope it lasts...
(Update) just hit 200K yeah well worth the 250ish $$$ fix!! :) watch here:
God bless and have fun!
Some time life throws you curve balls... for me i swing hoping to hit it
out of the park... this time i did! :)
PS. Thanks Rawbush for getting me the correct specs for all the bolts!!!!
TEAM WORK! :)