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loosing coolant after studs

hey guys i just recently had studs put in and i was crawling around under my truck the other day and noticed coolant running down the back side of the block above the starter on the passenger side. it doesnt leak onto the ground it just stays moist. i have wiped it up before and it came back. the coolant level appears to be low. the guy that did my work cant get me in until next thursday so i need to try to figure this out so i know if i need to stop driving it. i was wondering if you all had any insight on what this could be? any help would be greatly appreciated.

truck is a 2006 f350 6.0 reg cab mods:arps, oem ford head gaskets, rcd egr delete, new oil cooler a month ago, blue spring kit, 4 inch turbo back strait pipe, sct livewire with tunes from matt at gearheads.
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Probably the coolant line from the EGR delete leaking or the heater control valve leaking. Check all of the coolant lines on that side of the engine.

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Probably the coolant line from the EGR delete leaking or the heater control valve leaking. Check all of the coolant lines on that side of the engine.
Ok will do thanks. Are the lines accessible? And I should note that I did notice the valley was a little moist looking
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Yeah climb up and have a look around. All the heater hoses in that area carry coolant. Feel them all and inspect for cracks or leaks.

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Yeah climb up and have a look around. All the heater hoses in that area carry coolant. Feel them all and inspect for cracks or leaks.
ok thanks, ill take a look at it here in a few
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I looked around at all the hoses and I couldn't see anything that would be leaking any other ideas?
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One of them is leaking somewhere that's where your coolant is coming from.

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I'm gonna go to my buddy's shop later and see if he can help me track it down. Would it be any benefit to throw it on a lift and trace it from the bottom ?
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There is also a threaded plug into the coolant jacket right behind the starter solenoid. Did he remove it to drain coolant? I went through the same thing recently, because I did not change the little rubber o ring on it after removing the plug to drain the engine for removal. Just something else to check. If you out your hand behind the starter solenoid, you can feel it and may be able to see if it is weeping.

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try looking with an inspection mirror... it helps you see a lot more!
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