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Old 08-27-2012, 09:44 AM
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Question Cooling system issues

Hey guys got a 08 f250 6.4 psd im having cooling issues. My radiator has a small leak and going down the road i see temps around 198-212 and when sitting still idling it drops to 168-175. Any help would be appreciated
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:00 AM
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Possibly the thermostat is stuck open and needs to be replaced.
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Sounds like thermostats to me as well, doing mine tonight but don't have your issues, just getting it out of the way. I'll let you know how the job went
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Replace the t stat... How small is the leak?
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It leaks out about a gallon a month. Got the new thermostat and im having the radiator repaired next week
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Do i have to replace that upper housing when i do the thermostat?
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According to all my research and my thermostat package, no. They twist down and out like a radiator cap kind of. There is a nice video on youtube that you can see how to remove each thermostat from the housing.
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alright cool thanks guys i appreciate yall's help!
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I have a new radiator already, but was still using a gallon every 500 miles. Ford takes truck apart to replace the famous radiator hose and replace it with two "O" rings instead of one. Charged me $280 without a phone call prior to labor. I was upset. Now, down the road and used 2 more gallons. Any other ideas before I call Ford tomorrow AM. Going 3K miles to pick up new toyhauler this coming Friday.
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