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!
How to Test Head Gasket
** Please see my other videos on this topic* Thx!
This video is intended for those who would like to know how to confirm a
damaged head gasket on a vehicle prior to making the decision to invest a
lot of money for repair. My apologies for the camera focus- next video I
will pay closer attention, but the information needed is viewable. Further
research should be done on the risks of overheating to the engine block and
such. This video is meant to simply show a 'how to' on the test method I
used quite often when professionally working on vehicles, the results of
which are based on chemistry and industry-standards of the time (1990's).
I hope you find this video useful. RI.
6.0 ARP head stud install cab on
This will be a tutorial on everything necessary to repair, machine and
install head gaskets with arp studs while the cab is still on! A long
procedures but doable. follow along on my page for all the links to the
many videos to come.
there will not be a link from the main page, so go to it exactly as above.
this is my business site and the 6.0 is a to serve as a guide for the
For anyone looking for the best places to buy parts:
Tousleyfordparts.com, the biggest ford dealer in the U.S. has oem parts for
at least 40% off your local dealers price!
As for ARP studs: newenglandperformanceproducts.com, the cheapest
Don't Fear the 6.0L
Watch Part 2 also:
I made this video for the people who are thinking about getting a 6.0l
powerstroke, but are skeptical because of the bad reputation it has.
Its a great engine, and if you take care of it, it will last. Yes it is
likely you will spend some money on it. Its not perfect, but also not as
bad as many make it out to be.
Visit the forums, educate yourself, and you will be good.
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.
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.
How to test for a bad head-gasket
For more info. on my eBook go to www.scannerdanner.com
This is a review of a test procedure I have in my ebook. Section 1
"Universal Testing Methods" page 13. There are other ways to do this test.
I am just showing the one I use the most when looking for a bad head