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I have a 2005 ford f650 with a 5.9 cummings, the degass

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Hello, I have a 2005 ford f650 with a 5.9 cummings, the degass bottle is over pressurizing, I read that it could be the air compressor, or the head gasket, checked the air compressor by disconnecting the steel braided air line, still pressurized, changed the head gasket, still the same....what else could we check?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medium and Heavy Trucks
Expert:  spankyjr1 replied 1 year ago.

Sorry about long delay

Besides disconnecting compressor discharge line also drain all air out of air tanks and recheck for pressure in cooling system with line off and tanks empty. If you can also remove the coolant lines from compressor and plug for testing.

If you need more assistance I will need engine model number and serial number please?

Does this happen all the time or only under a load?

Let me know


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I did not know the compressor had cooling lines, I've never seen them, let me get the serial/model numbers, thanks...
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It happens all the time, even at idle
Expert:  spankyjr1 replied 1 year ago.

The air compressor needs to be cooled and it should have a cooling line on each side of compressor head in.out/

Most times when its the head,head gasket,turbo,ect that allows air to enter cooling system it only happens under a load or is a small amount

since this is happening all the time it's most likely air getting into cooling system.

You did not give me a make and model of truck but some trucks use items like a positive water shut off valve that is air operated when they go bad you get air in cooling system all the time.

Doing what I suggested earlier will eliminate this as a cause or confirm that is the problem.

Let me know

Expert:  spankyjr1 replied 1 year ago.

If you want to talk on the phone let me know its only $10 and we can go over everything at once

Expert:  spankyjr1 replied 1 year ago.

I Have some errands to run be gone for a few hours will check back when I get back

Expert:  spankyjr1 replied 1 year ago.

I'm just following up to see if we resolved the issue, what it was ,or if you need more info.
I would appreciate a reply so I know you are happy with my assistance.

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