Why does coolant push out of overflow?
Coolant, or antifreeze, is essential to regulating the temperature of your vehicle. It’s also extremely toxic and designed to stay inside a closed system. If you’re seeing an overflow, it could be due to a radiator cap, thermostat, water pump, or radiator malfunction.
How do you tell if you have a blown head gasket in a Duramax?
If your temperature gauge suddenly starts running colder than it always has, you may have a head gasket problem. The quickest and easiest way to check for combustion pressure in the coolant system is to squeeze the upper radiator hose while the truck is running.
Why does my Duramax engine have low coolant level?
After the engine has been thermally cycled, air rises and causes the coolant to become lower than when initially filled. During a Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI), the coolant level may appear low, but is at a level high enough to keep the Low Coolant message off.
Where is the coolant sensor on a Duramax Diesel?
7) The horizontal line is a baffle inside the surge tank that keeps the coolant from sloshing inside the tank and tripping the coolant level sensor, which is located below the baffle. A full coolant level will show the coolant at the bottom of the radiator surge tank fill neck.
Can a head gasket failure cause engine coolant loss?
The AERA Technical Committee offers the following information on engine coolant loss on 2002-2016 GM 6.6L Duramax diesel engines. It is important to note that not all instances of coolant loss on these engines is the result of head gasket failure.
Is the coolant level on my Silverado Sierra low?
A Low Coolant message may be displayed on the Driver Information Center of some 2017-2018 Silverado and Sierra models equipped with the 6.6L Duramax diesel engine (RPO L5P). An inspection of the radiator surge tank may appear to show a low coolant condition.