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Old 12-04-2012, 10:54 AM
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Default blown head gasket? bad head studs?

so i was talking to my uncle and he said something that got me mind turning some gears, some scary gears. he was thinking that my coolant leak that i cant find, could be head gaskets and studs. what do you think. i havnt found any penut butter in my oil anywhere so to me that kinda rules that out. what do you guys think?
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:52 PM
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Is the cap around the coolant bottle white? That's usually the first place for it to go. For as common as it is for a 6.0 to pop a headgasket, it's not terribly common for them to cross contaminate like that though. Coolant and oil really only mix when the oil cooler ruptures. I mean there's the chance the heads can crack and things can contaminate...

Do you have a tuner? Do you have ARP's in now?
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I had the same issue bout 3 months back my heads were goin I had the white residue around the reservoir cap so I had the head gaskets changed machines the heads added arp head studs an bought a new oil cooler cause it was bad as well.
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What gaskets did you use?
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:42 AM
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As far as I'm concerned, only OEM gaskets should be used. At least until someone else proves that another brand works...
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Went back with ford oem gaskets
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