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.
How To Tell If Your Head Gasket Is Blown
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 46 years, shows how to check if your
engine head gasket is really blown. And, If you like my car help, be sure
to watch my live car talk show every Saturday morning at 10 AM CST on
YouTube. I answer your car questions LIVE there. Just check it out at
eature=c4-overview . And remember, every TUESDAY I upload a new video, so
don't miss them.
Powerstroke 6.0 IPR Remote Oil Cooler + High Flow Coolant Filter Install - Part 7
In this video I show the IPR remote oil cooler adjustable mounting options,
install and plumb in the remote oil cooler. The new IPR oil filter cap is
installed and tightened down with their custom tool. I also show a cool
way to purge the fuel system of air if you ever do any work such as this.
I'm currently in the process of installing an IPR remote oil cooler, high
flow coolant filter and gen 2 EGR delete kit on my 2004 F250 with a
Powerstroke 6.0L diesel.
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
Replacing Head Gaskets Ford 6.0 Excursion
Replacing Blown Head Gaskets Ford 6.0 Power Stroke Diesel Excursion. We
repaired this vehicle using the Complete 6.0 Ford Powerstroke DIesel
Solution Kit. This makes the vehicle BULLETPROOF!
No more stretched studs, blown head gaskets, white smoke from the EGR
Cooler, or defective EGR Valves.
Kit Includes - EGR Delete Kit, Black Onyx Head Gaskets, Black Onyx Exhaust Gaskets, ARP Head Stud Set, Ford
Factory Oil Cooler Kit, Ford Factory Oil Cooler Screen, Ford Factory Intake
Gaskets, Ford Factory turbo
Hardware/O-Ring Kit. (KIT IS INTENDED FOR OFF-ROAD USE ONLY)