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Detroit 60 smoke out of stacks loosing a gallon of coolant

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Detroit 60 white smoke out of stacks loosing a gallon of coolant every several hundred miles
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Customer: Just changed cylinder head and injector cups hoping that solved the problem my mechanics didn't put it back together yet
JA: Is there anything else the Heavy Equipment Mechanic should be aware of?
Customer: Was loosing coolant slowly ran truck hot now leak got a lot worse I was advised to change sleeves or o rings
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medium and Heavy Trucks
Expert:  Daniel Wilson replied 5 months ago.

Hi my name is***** will be glad to help. Drop the engine oil pan down and pressure test the cooling system. this will single out which cylinder or liner is leaking. Also if this is an EGR engine and you have white smoke and white ash deposits in the exhaust from coolant burning in the exhaust it could be a faulty EGR cooler. Do the pressure test to check for both unless your engine is non EGR. Let me know

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
No egr
Expert:  Daniel Wilson replied 5 months ago.

Okay. The pressure test will reveal the problem liner or head gasket issue.

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