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903Dodge

Like the title says. I noticed this coolant right below the exhaust manifold. 

 

Any ideas if it could be a Head gaskets issue?

 

Just changed the oil and it's not milky. The coolant still looks good. 

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kzimmer

Is the coolant temp sensor close by there by chance? I remember something around that area on my truck, but I can't check it right now, the wife has it.

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903Dodge

What's everyone's oil temp?

 

How hard is it to fix?

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903Dodge

Would you just replace the gasket or buy a new cooler and gaskets?

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Dieselfuture

Good place for head gasket to blow, use a mirror and make sure it's not a HG. When I did mine it was ready to blow in that same place.

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TFaoro

Check the thermostat housing as well. I've seen them start oozing from a bad thermostat seal as well.

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jlbayes

Right where my head gasket went but it was pushing oil out.

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Wild and Free

Most likely head gasket starting to weep, most common spot for them to do this. That one looks like it is past the weep stage though.

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903Dodge

I will find a local shop and let them look at it. 

 

If it is a head gaskets any suggestions (Studs or anything else to do)? I don't plan on making anymore power than what I have now. 

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jlbayes

Studs and deck the head. All you should ever need.

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903Dodge
24 minutes ago, jlbayes said:

Studs and deck the head. All you should ever need.

ARP?

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903Dodge

Is the tappet cover easy to get to with the head off. I need to replace the gasket. 

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903Dodge

Thanks. A shop I called wanted an extra $175 to replace that gasket. Said the injector pump had to be removed. 

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Dieselfuture

Just did mine with head off, took like 10 minutes, took longer to clean things. There is a bolt behind vp but you'll have just enough room to do it. But I don't have a factory fuel filter housing in the way, just had to move ecm aside. I also dit the fuel return T at back of head. And I think a guy could use a piece of 1/4" hose that's fuel rated and cut it to size, Ruther then paying 10 bucks a piece. :2cents:

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dripley
13 hours ago, 903Dodge said:

Thanks. A shop I called wanted an extra $175 to replace that gasket. Said the injector pump had to be removed. 

With the head on the pump and the fuel lines, to certain extent, are in the way. Along with the stuff @Dieselfuture mentions.

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903Dodge

Would you buy the whole upper gasket kit from geno's garage? It has some stuff I don't need in the kit. 

 

Did anyone one have to do the milling that ARP says has to be done on the #24 stud?

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Dieselfuture

I got the kit from genos, wanted new valve cover gasket just because and planned on putting new valve seals on, but after taking head to machine shop to surface and check for cracks discovered my valve guides were oveled out, so I had them put new guides in and do a valve job. 

Not sure on arp, I have the other kind that's no longer made I believe, forgot the name. 

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jlbayes
13 hours ago, 903Dodge said:

Did anyone one have to do the milling that ARP says has to be done on the #24 stud?

 

Reread the directions........

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kzimmer

Was that maybe just for common rail trucks?

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