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post #1 of 5 Old 05-15-2012, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
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Coolant Problem

I'm not sure if this is a big issue now, or if it'll become a big problem down the road. My coolant level in my reservoir seems to drop below the line every 5000 miles. Not sure where it is going or if it is normal, but my last 2 oil chngs they had to pit more coolant in.
Another thing I noticed is my coolant temps on the hwy seem to be a.little high, or at least I think they are high @ 200-202* doing 80, and 196-198* doing 75. My DOT also goes up but stays within 5* of the coolant. I had the trans flushed 2k ago, but only dropped the temp 2* while under 65, and it heats up slower, but just seems like the.coolant solution is struggling to keep cool.

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Does your truck smoke white? Do you see coolant leaking anywhere? A good place to start would be either the radiator or one of the coolant hoses. Also your coolant temps dont seem too high depending on the outside temp.

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No to the White smoke and visible coolant leaks. The temps have been between 60*-85*. I just didn't know what a 'Danger' temp would be.

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I believe the engine fan comes on about 220*. Its hard to say where the coolant is leaking from. It could be the hoses, the radiator or it could be a leaking egr cooler.

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Make sure your coolant is not going in your oil.. We had one come in for coolant (08) and it had a sand hole in front cover behind water pump leaking to oil .

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