Originally Posted by smokin95psd
2008 F450 6.4 KR. I had the exhaust up pipe leaks and the dealership replaced these by removing the cab. I knew they had to. However in the process of putting the truck back together they cracked the plastic nipple under the coolant tank and it developed a leak on a trip 1000 miles from home. A dealership in Salem, IL repaired the truck with no problems. They flushed the coolant and added the proper level and installed the recall hoses and "t" fittings on the coolant bottle. After I got back home I had the dealer reflush the coolant and everything is great with the leak. However the truck has a horrible odor. It came from the coolant leak in the begining. No leaks now but the left over coolant may be causing the odor I dont know. Please help.
Also the truck has the latest PCM program from Ford. (the truck is bone stock) The cooling fan comes on and cycles when it is 40* outside and the truck at normal operating temp. and no load just the naked truck. It cycles loaded and unloaded at 55-70 mph and the cycle is the same loaded or unloaded. is this normal PCM strategy or is something funny?
Final question. I live in North Carolina. NE corner. What dealership has the best Powerstroke Tech. in NC or either Virginia.
First my truck had the smell both time the rad was replaced. I just kept a lose watch on my coolant level untill the smell was gone. Second, I have the latest reflash from Ford and my cooling fan only comes on when I am towing heavy in warmer climates, usually on the longer hills. Sounds to me that there is still a problem. Only speculation of course, but maybe air trapped in your cooling system, or something wrong with the thermostat. Could be other reasons, but that is all that I can think of.