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Block test passed still burning coolant

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Old 06-01-2014, 04:59 PM
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Default Block test passed still burning coolant

Alright, so my 99 318 half ton is burning coolant pretty bad. I figured a blown head gasket. So before I tore into it I put a block tester on it. After pumping the tester with the truck at idle for way longer than recommended the fluid stayed blue. So can a blown gasket still be the problem?
What do you guys think?
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Old 06-01-2014, 05:38 PM
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Are you getting white smoke out the tailpipe? No puddles on the ground? Oil still look ok?

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Old 06-01-2014, 05:46 PM
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^Same questions as HY.

Also do a compression test, and post your results.
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Old 06-01-2014, 06:56 PM
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Alot of white smoke. Smells like burning coolant. No doubt thats whats happening. Oil is good. No signs of coolant in there.
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No leaks either
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I'm not familiar with the block tester, but couldn't a bad intake gasket let coolant slip down into the combustion chambers too?

It's at least cheaper and easier than head gaskets...
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Idk. Iv never thought of that. I didnt think coolant goes thru the intake manifold.
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Old 06-01-2014, 10:20 PM
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How would I test for a bad intake gasket?
That wud make sense tho. The coolant leaking down the valves? I wudnt have any exhaust gases in my coolant. When I start the truck after it sits for awhile I get a clowd of white smoke. So wud the coolant in the manifold be draining into the cylinders while it sits?
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Coolant definitely runs through the manifold. That's where the thermostat sits.

It would have to be a pretty round about path to get to the chambers, but I imagine its possible. Never seen it, but possible.

No idea how to test your intake gaskets either. Afraid I won't be too much help here, but the other guys will be, I'm sure.

Try to get a compression test done soon. That's the beet check for what you're dealing with.
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Old 06-01-2014, 11:36 PM
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Alright. Ill have to pick up a tester this weekend. Ill post my results then.
Until then any ideas or other information will be greatly appreciated.
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