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I agree with correngcon about it being the head gasket. If it was anything else the coolant jug would be empty because all the coolant would be pulled back into the radiator. I had two head gasket failures on my 2011 CTD that were replaced under warranty and studs ($469 on me) that replaced the head bolts. I think the dealership did them on the cheap, as the truck was never right after either job. It is now in a private, well recommended garage getting new head gasket and new studs. The difference is that this time the head has the warp machined back to flat. It makes me angry that the stealership wouldn't do the job right because it was warranty work, and that doesn't pay much. Oh, btw, when the garage pulled the head off they saw one of the piston faces had contact marks where something had been banging into the head. They figured the injectors had been replaced and thought a nozzle had come loose, but they were surprised when I told them the injectors were original. Another " thank you" to the rip off dealership.
2011 Laramie 2500 Crew 4x4 w/ 8' box, 68RFE transmission with trans tune, H&S mini w/5" exhaust, sinister egr delete, arp head studs, S&B cold air intake, B&W rollover goose neck hitch, roll'n'lock bed cover