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Old 06-07-2013, 06:05 PM
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Angry Radiator/Coolant Issue

Hey all,

I am Nicole.

I just bought a '95 7.3L today. Literally on the way home the hose that goes from the radiator with the coolant came off from the bottom and all the coolant came out on the driveway. I am not sure when it happened, I drove 30 minutes from place of purchase. It still leaked a lot when I got it home so I don't think that it was off the whole drive. I put it back on and tightened the hose but have not put coolant in yet.

I was told that this could have caused a serious problem and things could have warped. Am I in serious trouble here or is it going to be okay? I am going to troubleshoot tomorrow AM but I don't think I'll be able to sleep until then. :/

I've been looking for many years for the truck I purchased today and if I messed it up on the first day I am going to be livid!!

Thanks in advance for any advice. I appreciate it!
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Did the temp gauge in the dash ever go above normal and into the red?

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Did the temp gauge in the dash ever go above normal and into the red?

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To be honest I didn't even look. I was on cloud 9 because I was so happy to finally drive that beast, let alone own it!


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Welcome to the forum!

You may very well be OK, so don't panic just yet. If it's me, I would get everything to where it is not leaking and refill and see what happens. I've overheated both of mine at one time or another and they did not have any problems (these engines are pretty stout). Stay positive (and fingers crossed)! Cheers!
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Welcome to the forum!

You may very well be OK, so don't panic just yet. If it's me, I would get everything to where it is not leaking and refill and see what happens. I've overheated both of mine at one time or another and they did not have any problems (these engines are pretty stout). Stay positive (and fingers crossed)! Cheers!
Thank you so much! I will refill in the AM. What should I look for when I refill?

P.S. You have the cutest paint job !
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Thank you so much! I will refill in the AM. What should I look for when I refill?

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When you refill. Make sure you bleed all the air out of the system. Make sure to out the same color coolant in. As what came out (unless you do a complete flush) which it was most likely green.

The heads on these are real heavy and built well. It takes alot to get these to warp. Its not like the gas jobs that warp instantly.

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When you refill. Make sure you bleed all the air out of the system. Make sure to out the same color coolant in. As what came out (unless you do a complete flush) which it was most likely green.

The heads on these are real heavy and built well. It takes alot to get these to warp. Its not like the gas jobs that warp instantly.

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Okay thanks. So to Bleed out all of the air do I just let it run with the cover open? And when it came out it was an orangey color, pretty sure that's rust so idk what color the fluid really is. :/

Sorry for my lack of knowledge. I'm learning as I go here lol
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Worked on it today. It's fine now!
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Great to hear! Have fun enjoying your new truck!

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