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Old 03-01-2014, 07:45 AM
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Coolant Leak

I got under my truck today to do the trans cooler bypass (to no success) and noticed I had coolant running down the lower radiator hose. I got up top and looked and it seemed to be coming from the thermostat housing, which I know is common. It appears to be leaking from the top of the housing where it mates with the water pump, down and around and onto the hose, which then it runs down to the lowest point and then drips on the ground.

I was just looking for a second opinion as to whether or not this is the culprit or should I look somewhere else.

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Old 03-01-2014, 07:56 AM
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Replace it with the billet one. Can't remember if it was from dieselsite or not.

What happened with the bypass? I replaced mine also.

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Old 03-01-2014, 07:59 AM
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That's what I was looking at doing. New housing, new thermostat, new upper hose (around the belt) and a coolant flush.

Nothing bad happened with the bypass, it's just too cold outside to do it right now and I need more trans cooler line because the factory lines are run in a way that I can't get it to work right without bending them at extreme angles.
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Oh. Bypass filter. Thought u meant the one that comes on the trans. I did the same thing. Put the 190 t stat, billet housing and dual alt hose. Also put a ghetto fabulous coolant filter. Lol I now think I need to replace the seal on the piece that bolts to the pump for the lower hose.

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Old 03-01-2014, 08:49 AM
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No it's the Derale bypass that you splice in the lines so the trans warms up faster.

I would like to get this done sooner rather than later, but the weather is not cooperating and I don't want to be working on my truck in 20*.
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