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Losing coolant, no leaks, oil looks great.

Im losing coolant. Cant find obvious leaks, oil looks great, and truck runs fine. Must be losing it while on the road. Is only way to test stationary with a pressure system?



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Use a flashlight and look at the upper and lower radiator hoses, where they connect to the engine. look for white crust , thats evidence of a leak. If the connections at the engine side of the hoses are black plastic, instead of white/yellowy plastic, then its prolly radiator hoses leaking. The black plastic tips are an outdated single-o-ring design. Also, look at the radiator at the bottom, on the driver's-side corner. Thoses 3 things account for like 95%+ of coolant leaks on these trucks.
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F*ck......think i just toasted my transmission. Just what i need. 40k miles with a tune and a heavy foot has been bad.



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ok?? so what was the cuase of you losing coolant?? i'm having the same prob..i had to put 2.5gals into my resevoir 7days ago just to get it to the cold line, and now i'm down to loooow..

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ok?? so what was the cuase of you losing coolant?? i'm having the same prob..i had to put 2.5gals into my resevoir 7days ago just to get it to the cold line, and now i'm down to loooow..
Dont know. Going in on wednesday to hopefully find out. Ill be mighty pissed if they installed my head studs on bad gaskets and didnt notice.



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ya, that'd be pretty crappy... ok well let me know, i might just take mine in to the dealer also..

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ya, that'd be pretty crappy... ok well let me know, i might just take mine in to the dealer also..
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well i took my truck into the dealer and they said my upper / lower rad hoses need to be updated and my radiator has a leak... idk how it has a leak but not visibly leaking..
not the head gasket or water pump.. about $2,150 to replace rad and hoses, dugas bottle n hose plus the fluids.. the price for the oem radiator is $800. so at that price i might just go buy an aftermarket and do the work myself..

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Mine was head gaskets



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