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post #1 of 4 Old 09-20-2013, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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Smells like burnt coolant

I have an early 99 7.3 f350. I have had it for about 3 weeks now and have put about 700 miles on it with no trouble. Alls i did was change the oil beacuse i wasnt sure when it was last changed. Today i was in a hurry and ran it at WOT for about 3 miles. The temp gauge didnt budge but when i got to my location it smelled like burnt anti freeze really bad. I checked the anti freeze and didnt see a drastic amount missing. After that i let it sit for a few hours then drove normal with no problem. Any leads?
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post #2 of 4 Old 09-20-2013, 10:17 PM
Yeah it's a Turbo Diesel
 
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Hmm. Possibly a bad coolant cap?


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I read that the coolant cap is designed to purge off some pressure, im thinking maybe thats what it was.
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Should be a 16 psi rated cap iirc. New one from ford house is like $13


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