Coolant - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 Old 02-03-2008, 04:47 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
tubular031's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: WAY north Texas
Posts: 2,409
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Coolant

Another leak!!

So I am look around under the truck and am noticing some coolant on the frame rail. Its hard to tell if its coming from the hose of the radiator. I am going to clean it up today and keep an eye on it. My coolant is just below the min line on the tank. I need to get some more and maybe lots more if I replace the bad parts

I have the green coolant in there and I read somewhere (cant find it now) about some additives to put in to keep some number in check. What was that? What kind of coolant should I add? And where should I get it?

Just a basic 01 F350 CCLB SRW -Good from a far but far from good
tubular031 is offline  
post #2 of 12 Old 02-03-2008, 05:00 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
todd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: frazeysburg ohio
Posts: 803
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
its sca's your watching ford has the additive have to keep an eye on em if you run the green coolant somewhat less of a problem if you run yellow i flushed it all out completely and run the red elc and then you dont have to mess with it at all

traded it for an 06 dodge sorry
todd is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 02-03-2008, 05:02 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
tubular031's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: WAY north Texas
Posts: 2,409
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
do I need this?
http://www.dieselsite.com/index.asp?...PROD&ProdID=27

Just a basic 01 F350 CCLB SRW -Good from a far but far from good
tubular031 is offline  
post #4 of 12 Old 02-03-2008, 05:03 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
tubular031's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: WAY north Texas
Posts: 2,409
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
do i go to the local store and just get green coolant? or do i need a special type of green coolant?

Just a basic 01 F350 CCLB SRW -Good from a far but far from good
tubular031 is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 02-03-2008, 05:20 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
todd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: frazeysburg ohio
Posts: 803
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
dont know about that additive never seen it i always get it from the dealer it always instock and cheap why pay shipping for what you can get around the corner and green is green doesnt matter all goes by color if your wanting to stay green any will work

traded it for an 06 dodge sorry
todd is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 02-03-2008, 06:42 AM
Banned
 
Lord Tauk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,781
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
You'd have to loose several quarts to affect the SCA level in there I would assume. I guess it wouldn't hurt to check it with the fleetguard strips, and just add accordingly.

You can also buy the additive at Ford. It's not much that gets added in whole cooling system capacity.
Lord Tauk is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 02-03-2008, 07:05 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
NOVAJOE105's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: RICHLAND, INDIANA
Posts: 1,198
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
NAPA sells NAPAcool which is the additive used in the green antifreeze. It takes 1 bottle of additive to I think 5gal of coolant using the NAPAcool stuff. I changed mine out last summer and used 2 bottle to 8gal of coolant. I thin mine is a little stronger that the bottle says though. I haven't gotten any strips to test mine yet though.

[/SIZE]
1995 F-250 4X4
7.3 DIT E4OD
4.10:1 Gears with posi rear
Shimmed FPR
ITP HPX oil crossover line
Cat and mufler delete
LT285/75R16 BFG A/T KO
RECON Line of fire with ice
178RWHP 349RWTQ....JUST THE BEGINNING
IN THE WORKS:
6" Mitre cut stacks
DP F5
EGT, Trans, Boost gauges
Electric fuel system


Other toy

1990 Chevy with a carbureted 454...kinda quick...lolSOLD!!
NOVAJOE105 is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 02-04-2008, 05:54 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
tubular031's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: WAY north Texas
Posts: 2,409
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
So if i go to oriellys and get the green coolant, ill be ok? i just need the additive from ford or napa?

I can not tell if its the bottle, the hose from the bottle or the radiator that is leaking.... i hope its just the hose!

Just a basic 01 F350 CCLB SRW -Good from a far but far from good
tubular031 is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 02-04-2008, 12:34 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have a 1995 PSD f-350. It appears to be leaking anti-freeze out of the crankcase. If i push on the seal right by the pulley (below the water pump) i'll get quite a bit of coolant leaking out of there. Also it leaks, almost a steady stream as soon as i shut off the engine. I just recently noticed a bit of oil in the radiator and water droplets on the dip stick. Any idea's as to what it might be?
homesteader88 is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 02-04-2008, 12:56 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
todd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: frazeysburg ohio
Posts: 803
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by tubular031 View Post
So if i go to oriellys and get the green coolant, ill be ok? i just need the additive from ford or napa?

I can not tell if its the bottle, the hose from the bottle or the radiator that is leaking.... i hope its just the hose!
green coolant is green coolant dont matter where you get it it all works and yes you need to go over to the dealer and get additive as well if youve not been putting the sca additive in your gonna need a few bottles and some test strips to know when youve got the right sca level this is part of the regular maintance on a powerstroke not a one time deal you can cavitate your block if you dont have the right sca level the test strips also have a shelf life dont buy a bulk pack just a 5 pack will be enough to get it right this time and probally have 1 or 2 left use them to check it again before theyre expire date read your manual this is all in there but many people dont read it and dont know and worse yet others read it and dont think its important and dont do it

traded it for an 06 dodge sorry
todd is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome