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post #1 of 18 Old 04-07-2010, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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Radiator drip...woohoo.

So today I noticed a spot on the ground where my radiator's dripping onto the drivers side frame rail and it looks like it's coming out of the bottom left of the radiator. Guess I'll be driving it up to the dealer.. So question is I have Spartan tunes, exhaust and intake should I go through the trouble of returning it to stock when the issue is such a common problem? And from what I've read it has to do with the clips on the radiator not being tight enough which doesn't seem to me mod related. What do you guys think or what have your experiences been. I haven't really made a good connection with any dealers in my area, this is my trucks first visit, so I don't know who is mod friendly.

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So today I noticed a spot on the ground where my radiator's dripping onto the drivers side frame rail and it looks like it's coming out of the bottom left of the radiator. Guess I'll be driving it up to the dealer.. So question is I have Spartan tunes, exhaust and intake should I go through the trouble of returning it to stock when the issue is such a common problem? And from what I've read it has to do with the clips on the radiator not being tight enough which doesn't seem to me mod related. What do you guys think or what have your experiences been. I haven't really made a good connection with any dealers in my area, this is my trucks first visit, so I don't know who is mod friendly.

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What Job # is your truck, how many miles, and do you have the venturi T installed? If it were my truck, I would return it to stock prior to taking it in. Now if you're 100% positive that your dealer won't flag your truck, than I could see not returning it to stock. For example, I have found that my local dealer is actually mod friendly, and are willing to help you out if they can.

But once again, to be on the safe side, I would return it to stock. You don't want to lose that warranty

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So all that work and you're keeping the trash can of doom on the exhaust?

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I'd take it back to stock if I thought I was going to be within 200 yards of the dealership.

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Yea mine is leaking to from the drivers side corner of the radiator, I'm gonna have to put mine to stock to. I'm at 50000 miles is the radiator covered under warranty or is it a recall for the leaky radiators
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my truck is a job 2 and I don't know if the venturi T is installed or not I've never taken it to a dealer before for work


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If it has it installed, it will look like this. Check out this thread. Does this have the Venturi T?

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radiator is leaking i have a job 1 f-450 and i'm on my 5th radiator not under warranty after 36,000 miles

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So today I noticed a spot on the ground where my radiator's dripping onto the drivers side frame rail and it looks like it's coming out of the bottom left of the radiator. Guess I'll be driving it up to the dealer.. So question is I have Spartan tunes, exhaust and intake should I go through the trouble of returning it to stock when the issue is such a common problem? And from what I've read it has to do with the clips on the radiator not being tight enough which doesn't seem to me mod related. What do you guys think or what have your experiences been. I haven't really made a good connection with any dealers in my area, this is my trucks first visit, so I don't know who is mod friendly.

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Hey man, Im having the same issues as you at the moment... I dont really feel like re-installing my dpf and all, but dont really want to risk it at the dealership. Let me know how everything goes!!!

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This is the third radiator my truck eats I want to get an all aluminum radiator but I canít find anyone that makes one. Can anyone lead me in the right direction. Does anyone have a performance radiator in there truck. Any info could help.
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This is the third radiator my truck eats I want to get an all aluminum radiator but I can’t find anyone that makes one. Can anyone lead me in the right direction. Does anyone have a performance radiator in there truck. Any info could help.
Is your truck a job 1 truck? It looks like it from your avatar. Have you looked into the thermostat TSB, and do you have the Venturi T installed?
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