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If you have a radiator leak like I did, before 36,000 miles, you better bring it in quick. I was out of town and had the famous ford radiator leak on my 2008 F250. I put stop leak in it to keep from ruining my motor and had no more problems, started leaking again today. Brought it to the dealership and after the work was done $1,048.00. Glad I bolught the ESP, only had to pay $100.00 deductible. Sorry to say the dodge cummins I just sold had no problems other than the air conditioning door would not open at 53,000 miles and a whole lot less expensive truck. What is happening to Ford diesels?
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Small burp on an otherwise great truck!

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I guess you think this is a burp, It also left me 250 miles out of town on the side of the road because a sensor went out on the dpf. I am still trying to recover my expenses on that. But that is probably just a burp!
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my truck is @ ford getting radiator changed also, it has 30,000 miles on it. still under warranty.
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Is there a general area that the leak started ? I have noticed that I have a small drip puddle at the drivers side front along the frame, but it was right under the overflow bottle, I thought maybe it just burped! But I have seen it a couple more times, and I have 35,000 miles!

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Is there a general area that the leak started ? I have noticed that I have a small drip puddle at the drivers side front along the frame, but it was right under the overflow bottle, I thought maybe it just burped! But I have seen it a couple more times, and I have 35,000 miles!
bottom corner of the radiator, on the drivers side, drips down the frame rail.. you have the leak.

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bottom corner of the radiator, on the drivers side, drips down the frame rail.. you have the leak.
My leak was in that exact same spot at 30,000 miles. I got a new radiator, venturi T kit and reflash on the PCM.

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Me too :(

Noticed a small puddle under driver's side of radiator. Under 15,000 miles. Have an appointment for Monday morning.

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Is there a general area that the leak started ? I have noticed that I have a small drip puddle at the drivers side front along the frame, but it was right under the overflow bottle, I thought maybe it just burped! But I have seen it a couple more times, and I have 35,000 miles!
radiator for sure, make sure the venturi tee is installed

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If you have a radiator leak like I did, before 36,000 miles, you better bring it in quick. I was out of town and had the famous ford radiator leak on my 2008 F250. I put stop leak in it to keep from ruining my motor and had no more problems, started leaking again today. Brought it to the dealership and after the work was done $1,048.00. Glad I bolught the ESP, only had to pay $100.00 deductible. Sorry to say the dodge cummins I just sold had no problems other than the air conditioning door would not open at 53,000 miles and a whole lot less expensive truck. What is happening to Ford diesels?
there junk sell it and buy a dodge

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I guess you think this is a burp, It also left me 250 miles out of town on the side of the road because a sensor went out on the dpf. I am still trying to recover my expenses on that. But that is probably just a burp!
other than the radiator issue , no these trucks dont give any problems , so yes i would consider that a first year concern, and is being addressed

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Personnally, I dont think the venturi tee will correct the problem with the tanks. If you notice, the tanks on the 6.4 radiator are on the sides. The tanks for the 6.0 are top and bottom. The 6.4 tanks have the locator pins on them, that sit in a bracket welded to the frame. Under a hard pull (the problem exists with vehicles that haul a lot) the torque on the frame pulls the tanks off the radiator. You want to fix the radiator? Cut one of the locator pins off the bottom of the radiator.
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