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Old 06-02-2013, 08:07 PM
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Drop of coolant on bottom of oil filter...

The other day when I was under the truck wrestling the stock down pipe, I notice a drop of coolant coming off the bottom of the oil filter.

Tomorrow, I will be back on the truck to finish exhaust, then Ill trace the leak ....

Wondering where could a coolant leak in this location be coming from, or running from to this spot ?
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:48 PM
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Oil cooler o rings?
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:51 PM
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On a semi related note, my coolant is going missing not dripping anywhere, but it's going somewhere, oil is fine tho
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:01 PM
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Kris, you may have some injector cup or oring issues?
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:03 PM
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I did notice a couple bubbles on my oil dipstick, however my cyl contribution test fails cyl 7 as well
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i would guess the oil cooler as well. it is the cylinder right in front and slightly higher thenthe oil filter
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:17 PM
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I will have to check that, what other symptoms come from that failing?
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:17 PM
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Bad o-rings in the oil cooler can put some oil in the coolant or, less likely, coolant in the oil.

Over the past year, I had been losing coolant, but I could not find where it was going. I looked everywhere, even with a flashlight. No joy.

Finally, it seemed to me I "might" see a bit of moisture near the oil filter on the engine block, meaning perhaps the oil cooler is leaking from the gasket on the engine there. So, I got a new gasket and o-rings, pulled the cooler, and found my 17-year-old gasket and o-rings looked perfect! I installed the new gasket and o-rings. No improvement, still losing coolant.

Losing patience too, I finally put some Bars in my coolant (a quality stop-leak for radiators), and it scared my water pump into finally fessing up. It began pi$$ing coolant out its weep hole within a week.

A new water pump installed, and my coolant stays where it should.

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Old 06-10-2013, 12:20 PM
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But where did it go?
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