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Hi, i have a 03 f-250 with a 6.0, ive been having a problem with lack of power and sputtering, so i took it to a buddy of mine whose a ford diesel mechanic and he hooked it up to the computer and was running tests on it to see if it was a fuel injector or egr valve. In doing so he ran my truck at max rpm for several minutes checking for something. Well ever since then ive noticed a puddle of coolant under my truck, and it seems to be dripping out of the ps side of the truck. Ever since ive bought the truck new, the coolant was at the low end of normal, so i added some a few days after i had the truck looked at by the mechanic. Just wondering what could be the problem, i havent seen it leaking in the past few days, but the level is a little lower than it was before. Thanks, BIll
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Your actually suppose to keep the coolant level at low mark on the degas bottle. Look ont eh top of your engine in the valley, and check for any coolant leaks. Your EGR cooler and oil cooler are there, but I don't think that they leak out that way. They usually leak internally into the oil (oil cooler) or the exhaust (EGR)


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Hi, i have a 03 f-250 with a 6.0, ive been having a problem with lack of power and sputtering, so i took it to a buddy of mine whose a ford diesel mechanic and he hooked it up to the computer and was running tests on it to see if it was a fuel injector or egr valve. In doing so he ran my truck at max rpm for several minutes checking for something. Well ever since then ive noticed a puddle of coolant under my truck, and it seems to be dripping out of the ps side of the truck. Ever since ive bought the truck new, the coolant was at the low end of normal, so i added some a few days after i had the truck looked at by the mechanic. Just wondering what could be the problem, i havent seen it leaking in the past few days, but the level is a little lower than it was before. Thanks, BIll
Is it puking any coolant out of the degas bottle?

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thanks, im going to go check on the top of the motor, it just seems to be a slow drip on the ps side of the truck, if you follow the overflow tube it seems like its dripping from that direction. I have had problems of lack of power, and ive also had the egr valve replaced when it was under warranty, and it feels like the same problem, when i accelerate it bucks and sputters, seems to be intermittent. The coolant level has been the same since ive owned the truck, i noticed the dripping after i added coolant, but the level of the coolant is a little lower than it was before i added it, about an inch lower.
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i just checked the top of my motor, and its dry, i dont see any coolant anywhere, and the level of the cooler in the resevior is about one inch under the min level, is that ok?
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Check your passenger side HG. Hopefully that's not it, but it may be . I have seen pictures of HG's leaking out, on this site.


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its for sure coolant?...has the smell and everything?... when i have defrost on or vent on cool my truck drips condensation from the condenser on the passenger side when i park but its pure water...thats not what your seeing?
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