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Old 04-19-2014, 08:13 AM
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Where the f*ck is my coolant going?

Ever since i had my cab off, ive been topping my coolant reservoir every two or 3 days with 1/2-1 gallon of water. The dealer said they pressurized it for 3 hrs and couldnt find anything. I see no drips either. Oil looks great, truck runs great. No codes. Fully deleted of course. Where is it going? WTF?
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:32 PM
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Did they test the puke bottle cap? Might be losing it out the cap. Only bout $5 for new one and the factory ones almost always go bad and won't hold more than 4 psi. New one should hold up to bout 18
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Did they test the puke bottle cap? Might be losing it out the cap. Only bout $5 for new one and the factory ones almost always go bad and won't hold more than 4 psi. New one should hold up to bout 18
The reservoir cap? For $5 ill get one.
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Old 04-20-2014, 05:25 AM
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Just a simple place to start also might check reservoir They have been known to crack or get holes in them
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Just a simple place to start also might check reservoir They have been known to crack or get holes in them
I would have thought the pressure test would have produced a leak in the reservoir. I suppose its possible the rattle and vibrations of driving around are what it takes to leak.
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:35 AM
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A pressure test should reveal any external leaks I would think. Is your oil level rising?
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:34 AM
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Here was my culprit for coolant going MIA

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Old 04-21-2014, 10:04 AM
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Oil level looks ok i guess. I dont see any milk or anything. Ill keep an eye on its level if the new cap doesn't solve the problem.
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Old 04-21-2014, 01:53 PM
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When you change your oil have a UOA done to see if there is coolant in the oil.
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When you change your oil have a UOA done to see if there is coolant in the oil.
Would that mean cracked head?
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