Only problem is with head gasket. No leaking hoses and truck was serviced two weeks prior.

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    Damage was done, or started, as soon as the fluid level was too low to provide the correct cooling.
    – Solar Mike
    Jun 11, 2021 at 4:11

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I would recommend a proper engine evaluation to ensure you're made aware of all possible damage however, most likely cause is warped head/s. Of course, the head/s could also be cracked in which case you're up for a decent amount of cash to fix.

Not sure if you have the know how or tools but just remove the head and send it in for assessment. If warped, they can resurface the head/s, reseat the valves etc. and hopefully its nothing more serious than that. Then all you need is a new gasket, new head bolts and chuck it back in. (yes there is more to it but these are the broad brush strokes).

  • What causes warped heads?
    – Solar Mike
    Jun 11, 2021 at 7:17
  • @SolarMike Looking at the many responses you've posted to this community, its clear you are knowledgeable about vehicles. So to ask me such a simple question which I'm sure you already know the answer to...what are you trying to achieve? If you disagree with something I've said, just be honest and get to the point.
    – NetServOps
    Jun 11, 2021 at 10:39

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