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Old 01-30-2013, 09:47 AM
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Coolant Leak-Need Help

Ok, I know its been discussed on here a bunch. Just looking for some help/opinions.

My truck has been studded and changed the head gaskets. Did a coolant flush and coolant filter about a year ago. Replaced coolant with Cat ELC Concetrate.

I monitor all my temps very closely. I was driving around today and started smelling coolant through the vents. Stopped to check it out and found coolant leaking from under passenger side area. It looks like it is leaking from the starter area. Checked the top of the block and it is dry......any ideas/suggestions?

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Old 01-30-2013, 10:05 AM
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It could be the blue hose going to the oil cooler from the egr cooler/egr delete tubing. That's where I had a leak. It was hard to see on the block but you could see droplets on starter and Trans lines. Hope this helps


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Old 01-30-2013, 10:58 AM
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It could be the blue hose going to the oil cooler from the egr cooler/egr delete tubing. That's where I had a leak. It was hard to see on the block but you could see droplets on starter and Trans lines. Hope this helps


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Thanks for info. I checked as best I could and I cant tell. That is definitely the area it is leaking from. Just dropped it off at Ford and im gonna have my buddy check it out. Ill post when i find out what it is.
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Barring you finding the Sinister delete leaking, if the top of the block is dry, how about the hoses or connections to the heater core?
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My buddy at Ford said he is going to check the hoses. I tried to check at my house, but between the rain and 40* weather, I didn't feel like becoming an ice cube. Dropped it off at Ford a while ago and my buddy said it sounded like possibly the hoses near the heater core. Ill keep ya posted. Thanks for response


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So i got some updated info today....I was told it was the oil cooler that is the problem along with a few o-rings and gaskets! Any idea what o-rings and gaskets their talking about???
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Gasket on the top of the cover near where the turbo oil comes out the block or the whole cooler cover. O-rings for the cooler coolant side.
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Turns out it was just the gasket and o rings for the cover....cooler was fine.....still cost a cool $1200 to fix! Should have the truck back tomorrow or monday. I would have fixed it myself, but I just dont have the time right now.
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