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post #1 of 8 Old 10-15-2012, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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im probably over reacting?

k bought my 08 f250 last week with 100k on it. was a goverment truck so it should have been taking care of maitenence wise. had bad thermostats when i got it. so saturday i did those. pain in the ***. plan on doing an egr delete in a week or too. but i have a leak. looks like it come from the thermostat area and travels down the back of the block then down the engine cradle to the ground. kinda looks like it has a leak coming from corner of the motor. saturday i put my h&s xrt pro on mild 80hp tune and 4 inch exhaust. yes ive played but nothing real hard. runs fine doesnt overheat. cant really tell for 100% that its coming from thermostat area but i assume so because those bolts are a pain in the ***. so just tell me thats what it is and not headgaskets already.

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Blown head gaskets would cause puking out the degas/coolant bottle so I would think on the head gasket issue you are ok. could you post a pic of where exactly it's coming from?

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Yea I'll dig into her after work today and see if I can get a good one.

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If its coming from the thermostat area its probably the upper radiator hose. That is a common problem. Does the upper radiator hose on your truck have the white end?

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Well I'm assuming it's my fault. Didn't get the bolts tight enough or something. But it is the old hose style 1 oring. Not white yet

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I bet thats where your leaking coolant.

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So basically what happens is they get stuck to the plastic from.he heat cycles and when you take it off it rips the oring doesn't it? Causeing a not so great seal because the oring is ripped and warped?

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this is what i got guys. cant tell if theres a leak path or not. head right behind the hose has residue on it. thermostat houseing wasnt leaking. so not to sure yet. going to order 2 oring hose thursday. and hopefully egr delete the folling thursday. thursday is payday.

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