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Old 11-20-2009, 06:36 AM
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Radiator caps spits just a little everyday.

Just got ARP studs, new headgaskets, and EGR delete. Now truck spits just a little coolant everyday out of radiator cap. Before repair trucked puked lots of coolant and ran hot under a load. I already have the new radiator cap. Coolant was low the other day and put in about 1.5 qts of coolant. Could have possibly overfilled it a tad. Heads were not replaced with headgaskets. Heads tested good enough to be reused supposedly. Will be pulling a trailer this weekend and seeing if that makes it loose more coolant and run hot. What it did before it was repaired. Otherwise truck runs good and gets about 14mpg. Is loosing a little coolant result of overfill. I believe it was doing it when it was low too. Are the heads bad? Anyone else seen this? Do replacing the headgaskets fix these engines or are they just always bad. Does it just need new heads or is there not anything really wrong with it just overfilled.
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Start out small how full did you fill it? It should be filled NO higher than the min line. You should have a sticker on the bottle to show you the new fill line.

If that isn't the case you might have some head problems from what I've read. Best of luck.
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:59 AM
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Radiator cap spits

Probably filled it a little overful. Tried to fill just to the minimum line. Checked this morning a level looked good.
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:34 AM
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Smile Fixed problem

There is a little hose going from the reservoir to radiator. Ford factory clamp on the hose was to loose. It was allowing coolant to leak out. Replaced clamp with a real hose clamp. No more leaks or spitting coolant. I believe the cap actually was not leaking. No more issues now.
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