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post #1 of 4 Old 12-30-2011, 04:58 AM Thread Starter
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coolant leak possibly

Ok so here is the deal, when i let my truck warm up in the morning every now and then there is a puddle under the front of my truck, the spot is sticky and yesterday i checked the degas bottle and it was empty, i put maybe 24 to 30 ounces into the bottle and ran the truck and the level didnt go down at all and i could find no leak, ive had puddles under my truck twice now in the past 2 or 3 months and it only leaves a puddle when i let the truck warm up in the morning, when i got to work i let the truck sit and idle for a half hour and no leak and the bottle is still full, any suggestions? btw the truck has no codes and has not been over heating at all, i do have tsd pantie dropper tune on the truck and the egr is turned off but still there with the original egr cooler. any suggestions, i have searched the site and the web but havent really come across an answer yet. im just hoping its not the egr cooler or head gasket personally. thanks guys. Also the truck is an 03 6.0 with 81k on it
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for anyone else who has this problem, it was my egr cooler that was leaking, but it was leaking externally, not internally. figured i would post the answer in case someone else out there cant figure out the leak they have.
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Where is the EGR cooler on this thing? I've got a coolant leak right under the bellhousing and I can't tell if it's coming from the passenger head or something above it. I'm sure hoping something above it.

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Where is the EGR cooler on this thing? I've got a coolant leak right under the bellhousing and I can't tell if it's coming from the passenger head or something above it. I'm sure hoping something above it.
to be honest the damn thing is so far buried in the engine i could never track it down, i threw it into the shop and had them take care of it, its very hard to see unless you start tearing down, i didnt really care because i had an oil leak and a rotten oil pan so the whole thing was getting ripped apart anyways. hope someone can help you out man, but there is a lot of stuff in the way of that egr cooler
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