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possible puking???

Yesterday afternoon, after a long drive home from the delta, I noticed a small puddle of fluid underneath my truck. The fluid was clear(ish), slightly oily but didn't leave much residue when I wiped it off my fingers. It seemed to be coming from the front of the motor, maybe under and behind the coolant reservoir as best I can tell. It is not coming from the radiator. I already had my rariator replace (x2) under warranty a year ago. I have 56,000 miles on the truck. Any ideas what this could be? Trying to get myself prepared to take it in. I really don't want them to have to pull the cab.

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IF there is left over white crap all over your degas bottle and hood then its puking. Sounds like yours has a leak somewhere.

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No white stuff on hood, just a leak. I guess I'll just take it in.

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I had a similar leak. Check your upper radiator hose. It's a common problem. The O-ring where the hose meets the thermostat housing goes bad. The updated hose has two O-rings instead of one. It's hard to see the leak. Mine ran down the front of the motor and down to the cross member and onto the ground. The hose is about $60. It's kind of a pain to do but you should be able to do it in a half hour or so.

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That sounds exactly like what mine is doing. I'll check it out tomorrow. Thanks.

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I had a similar leak. Check your upper radiator hose. It's a common problem. The O-ring where the hose meets the thermostat housing goes bad. The updated hose has two O-rings instead of one. It's hard to see the leak. Mine ran down the front of the motor and down to the cross member and onto the ground. The hose is about $60. It's kind of a pain to do but you should be able to do it in a half hour or so.

What he said.

I just replaced the upper hose on mine also.

Used the new hose with 2 oring at the Tstat housing end.

My invoice shows new hose P/N AC3Z 8260 list for $78 and wholesale cost $44.

O ring and wire clips are already installed on the new hose. Don't remove the clips, they are designeg to snap into place when you seat the hose.

It's tight to get to the lower end of the hose at the tstat housing. I disconnected the upper end of the hose first then used a long 16" thin hook to pop the wire clip off the lower end. Then just pulled the hose off the tstat housing.

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What he said.

I just replaced the upper hose on mine also.

Used the new hose with 2 oring at the Tstat housing end.

My invoice shows new hose P/N AC3Z 8260 list for $78 and wholesale cost $44.

O ring and wire clips are already installed on the new hose. Don't remove the clips, they are designeg to snap into place when you seat the hose.

It's tight to get to the lower end of the hose at the tstat housing. I disconnected the upper end of the hose first then used a long 16" thin hook to pop the wire clip off the lower end. Then just pulled the hose off the tstat housing.
Did you get that hose from the dealer or on the web?

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I had a similar leak. Check your upper radiator hose. It's a common problem. The O-ring where the hose meets the thermostat housing goes bad. The updated hose has two O-rings instead of one. It's hard to see the leak. Mine ran down the front of the motor and down to the cross member and onto the ground. The hose is about $60. It's kind of a pain to do but you should be able to do it in a half hour or so.
same thing happened to me, replaced with new hose.
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Did you get that hose from the dealer or on the web?
I got the hose from a local dealer where I buy parts.

Online Rockauto has the same motorcraft hose P/N 8C3Z8260C for $46.79.

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I got the hose from a local dealer where I buy parts.

Online Rockauto has the same motorcraft hose P/N 8C3Z8260C for $46.79.

2008 FORD F-350 SUPER DUTY KING RANCH Radiator Upper Hose
Like Max2006 said, Rockauto has always been good. Powerstrokeshop.com is a good source too.

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