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Old 09-16-2007, 09:37 PM
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Coolant smell in the cab.

I have an 04 f 250 6.0l with a 4" turbo back to a 7" exhaust with 33.000 miles, and a bullydog power pup. So far the truck has treated me pretty good, but lately i've been getting the smell of anifreeze in the cab when i lay into it at 2500 rpm for a distance and then it goes away. i've asked alot of people for there opinion but nobody has any thing to say about the matter. I'm pretty sure its not normal, but i don't what the problem is. any help and advise is greatly appreciated.

thanks pat.
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Old 09-16-2007, 09:39 PM
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if your truck was a 7.3 I could tell you what mine was... but you have a 6.0....
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make sure it is not over filled. that will make the coolant puke out.

also check the coolant bottle or cracks. i had to change mine not to long ago because it was cracked.
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yeah we've had 4 7.3ls and never had a problem them they are good motors!!
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i'ts actually low right now. last week i put more in and the smell got worst so i took some out and it is not *** bad.
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The most common item I have read about on many sites would be egr cooler causing degas to overflow(internal hot spots).
Personal experience, in the cooler regions of the country at this time of year, would indicate to check on your heater core for small leaks.
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Old 09-16-2007, 10:23 PM
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i say egr cooler or heater core. run the ac and the water that drains from the condenser on the ground smell or taste it and if its sweet then its more than likely your heater core.
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Thanks guys i will check the heater core tomarrow..
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i say egr cooler or heater core. run the ac and the water that drains from the condenser on the ground smell or taste it and if its sweet then its more than likely your heater core.
Amazing ...we posted the same suspicion within maybe 30 seconds...but you offered a good way to test....score one for you !

I had one go bad reularly on a Bronco two. Truck wouldnt start, had to get it towed. Dealer called me up and said 400.00 dollars to remove your hitch,pull your fuel tank, and replace the pump in the tank. I arrived in the evening and said " See the water on the floorboard and the
wet emergency cutoff switch???
The heater core dripped right on it...they also ignored my note.
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Old 09-17-2007, 02:23 PM
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nope no anitfreeze smell in the water from the A/C
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