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Blew off Coolant line

We were heading back from a night at the farm coming down along flat curvy road, wam, my dasdaq starts saying engine coolant to hihg, engine oil temp to high so i look up there both right at 225 where the warnings begin, i slowly pull over come to a stop, pop the hood and if your on the passenger side of the truck by the front tire facing the motor, if you look just past the air box below the oil fill cap i see one of my coolant line clamps had broken, and the hose came off the bib, it was the upper of the two in that location, i was running about 65mph, nothing in the bed nor was i towing anything, so there was no strain on the motor, previous to this it was runnin just fine. so i got a hose clamp out of my tool box, made several trips to the closest house to get some water so i could limp back home. today i changed out all the clamps i could see,do yall know anything that could cause this? i need to put the proper coolant back in her, i havent driven her since. what do yall think could have happened? and what kind of coolant should i run? i have a 08, f350 srw 4x4 with spartan 250. thanks!
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We were heading back from a night at the farm coming down along flat curvy road, wam, my dasdaq starts saying engine coolant to hihg, engine oil temp to high so i look up there both right at 225 where the warnings begin, i slowly pull over come to a stop, pop the hood and if your on the passenger side of the truck by the front tire facing the motor, if you look just past the air box below the oil fill cap i see one of my coolant line clamps had broken, and the hose came off the bib, it was the upper of the two in that location, i was running about 65mph, nothing in the bed nor was i towing anything, so there was no strain on the motor, previous to this it was runnin just fine. so i got a hose clamp out of my tool box, made several trips to the closest house to get some water so i could limp back home. today i changed out all the clamps i could see,do yall know anything that could cause this? i need to put the proper coolant back in her, i havent driven her since. what do yall think could have happened? and what kind of coolant should i run? i have a 08, f350 srw 4x4 with spartan 250. thanks!
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Any ideas why it blew the hose off? is it going to be okay to sit a little longer with the straight water in it?
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I wouldn't leave tap water in it too long. It can leave deposits in the cooling system that can lead to plugged coolers later on. As far as a coolant choice. The motorcraft gold or something like zerex G05 will work. I would look into running CAT ELC personally, but i don't know of anyone running it in a 6.4 yet. Someone will probably come on and say not too, but i wouldn't know why. Its a diesel specific coolant rated for at least 500k with no additives.

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hey riverbooger, I had the same thing happened to me tonite. Im running spartan 250 tune. same thing, normally my oil and coolant temps arent different by more than 6 degrees and tonite i looked over and saw my coolant at 220 while oil was still pretty low in 194's. i pull over and see a big puddle of water on the pass side in the rear of the engine. had it towed to the house, and after I started looking and noticed the rubber hose came off of the plastic one right by below where you fill up oil.


not my pic but same thing what happened to me


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That Pic is Identical to what happened to me! anyone know the cause??
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That photo is of the passenger side heater return pipe. If the clamp is weak it could blow the hose off with coolant pressure.

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