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Old 12-13-2010, 11:54 AM
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Default white foam in radiator

i opened up my radiator cap after my truck cooled down only to notice white foam , did a little research and it comes up with a cracked head is this true. i just changed and flushed my radiator. also my engine has the slightest miss please help
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:05 PM
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what engine?
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:31 PM
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2.9l
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:35 PM
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Default Re: white foam in radiator

could be intake gasket... do you have coolant/water in oil?

some brands of coolant will suds
any pics of this foam?
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:56 PM
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Do you have any coolant loss?
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Old 12-13-2010, 03:09 PM
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Default Re: white foam in radiator

i dont have any leaks and i do not have any coolant in oil. but when i drained the coolant i had a small amount of oil in it. she runs up to temp and does not over heat
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Old 12-13-2010, 03:13 PM
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is your truck auto or manual?
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Old 12-13-2010, 03:17 PM
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Default Re: white foam in radiator

also another thing i forgot to mention i took the radiator cap off and ran the engine to purge it of air. i noticed that as i gave it throttle the coolant level went down slightly and when i left off more of the white foam came out of the radiator spout along with some coolant is this normal. if you have the cap off and u let off the throttle is coolant suppose to come up out of the spout

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Old 12-13-2010, 03:36 PM
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Default Re: white foam in radiator

well i think i am just going to put new heads on it and put all new gaskets and head bolts.
i am getting everything i need from O Reilly's auto parts for 114.00
i already have heads
but i was hoping that someone would knw for sure its just the intake gasket its just 30.00

i got this engine at a junkyard so i guess it needs the heads
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