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Old 01-26-2009, 07:49 PM
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Coolant on ground... maybe in oil!?

Oh boy! Well I saw some yellow in the snow and know it wasnt well... yellow snow. I looked all over the truck and found nothing wet. Coolant levels are topped off. All stock gauges are fine when running, nothing seems wrong while driving. Although there is vibration under acceleraction (think that my ujoints in the drive shaft).

Anyway its been below 0 here latelty, and just wondering if there is somewhere this could be coming from that im not looking? Should I be worried? Also I checked my oil tonight and it looked possibly yellowish (nighttime). Would it be very distinct like very separated if there was coolant in my oil?

Thanks, and sorry for the paranoia!
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Old 01-26-2009, 07:54 PM
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Yellow snow? I'm no diesel technician but did you check your pants or look for your dog? Haha seriously though it could be power steering fluid? Hope alls well for your truck
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:05 PM
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NEIGHBORS DOG DOES IT MATCH YOUR COOLANT COLOR.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:08 PM
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HAHA Ya it is BRIGHT yellow, like neon almost... unless they are feedin their dogs vitamins like kibble. What color is PS fluid? I am pretty sure it coolant. Also what would it look like on my dipstick if there was coolant in there? Would it be separated of mixed?
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Fuel leaves a yellow stain in the snow, filter drain tube maybe?
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Old 01-27-2009, 04:54 AM
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the winter fuel here is a yellow color
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Old 01-27-2009, 05:38 AM
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Last time i saw oil and coolant mixed it was milky.
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:33 AM
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Oh Ya, I will chek the filter drain.
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:53 AM
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yeah, look at the fuel bowl drain valve and the water pump weep hole.
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:29 PM
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Where is the weep hole? Is it like a freeze plug on the bottom? I found the newest spot in the snow today and it smells like fuel... or is fuel i should say. If that drain on the bowl is leaking is there any way to fix it or could it have been a one time thing? I have seen no fresh spots on the ground. Also like I said I think it was when it was about -20f here and it sat for a day or two(plugged in).
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