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Old 06-04-2010, 09:34 PM
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Coolant Leak-upper radiator hose

Just got my truck back from ford because the EGR valve was bad. I am supposed to leave for the lake tonight (towing my boat). It is going to be hot. Right before I was to go pick up my truck Ford calls and said I am seaping fluid at the coupler on the upper radiator hose. It is dripping a bit. They wanted 220 bucks to fix it. Truck has 40k on it. I said no because I will take it to my friends shop. My question is........do you think I can make a 3 hr drive to the lake, then back without blowing out all the coolant? Or having the hose fail?. I don't want to be stcuk here all weekend Thanks!
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:42 PM
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How bad is the leak? Just take a jug or two of extra ford gold coolant and you should be fine.
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Old 06-25-2010, 09:00 AM
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Mine was leaking where it connected to thermostat. Replaced with an updated hose. Mine is a 08 Jobe 3 w/ 43k on it.
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Old 06-25-2010, 09:33 AM
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yes make sure they use the updated hose part number ac3z-8260-a there are two rubber o-rings on the new one!! just did mine good luck hose list is 78.91 but thats list
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Old 06-25-2010, 10:30 AM
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Is that a cab off repair?
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Old 06-25-2010, 10:46 AM
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not at all takes less than 5 minutes to change the uper radiator hose!!
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:55 PM
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I'd try to pick one up (with three gallons of coolant/water mix) to have with me for the trip. If it goes on the way, replace it roadside (pressure is already gone), top off fluids and complete the trip.

Just my opinion, but it would work if you can get the hose.

Tim
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how do you tell if its the updated one? how much did you guys pay for the lower hose? my lower hose is leaking..
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how do you tell if its the updated one? how much did you guys pay for the lower hose? my lower hose is leaking..
The updated upper one is white where it connects to the thermostat housing. I dont know how much the lower hose is.
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