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post #1 of 7 Old 10-28-2012, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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Leaking radiator

I'm pretty new to the 6.0 so I need a little guidance. I had not turned on my truck in about 3 days. Used it today to run an erran, when I parked it I noticed a constant drip underneath. I checked and it was coolant leaking from the bottom back side of the radiator. I have read on here about it being several possibilities, how would I check exactly where it is coming from. It looks like it is coming from where the radiator is put together on the bottom.

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This is the first time you have started that truck in 3 years???? LOL not trying to be mean but why did you keep it if you don't drive it? Also if your radiator is leaking you should look on ebay as there are brand new all aluminum radiators on there for around $280. Which beats the OEM not only on price but quality as these won't leak like the OEM ones do.

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Uhh, he said 3 days. Unless I missed something somewhere else.

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Ha good call lol I completely screwed that up HAHA.

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Should I do a flush after I install the new radiator or is it possible to flush the system with out a radiator installed?
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the cheap new rads were not built like the old ones. they have two end caps with rubber gaskets and then the fins. where you pointed to was where they crimp the ends around the fins. b 4 you go spending a bunch of money for nothing, get a pair of plyers and try to tighten the crimps and take it from there.

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Also check upper rad hose where it connects to rad, my upper hose had small leak and looked like the rad was bad but ended up tighning upper hose clamp and leak disappeared

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