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Cool The infamous Radiator Leak

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Well got done mowing today and parked the truck in the driveway. ..On the way out of the house in the driveway a nice puddle of antifreeze. ...

Called napa and the house I guess is $18 bucks....looks like dry rot on the hose and it's leaking from the lower end of the radiator. ...Should be a easy fix right??

Suggestions on a good Antifreeze to use since it's a 7.3 diesel?

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you can use an elc or just regular green coolant.

just depends on how much you spend and if you care one way or the other.

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Might be a dumb question but what does ELC mean?

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Gotcha. .Thanks

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dont mix them though. If you are not planning on flushing it you need to put back what was in there


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Problem is I do not know what the previous owner put in there....How to I go about flushing it out? Is there a youtube video someone could send me on it or a how to step by step...Never flushed a radiator before..

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Been trying to see some ideas on flushing the radiator. ..Pretty straight forward....Looks like I can just use the garden hose to keep filling up with water and draining until it's becomes clear...then replace the hoses and add new coolant..

Would I be on the right track here?

Anything I shouldn't do?

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I thought you were supposed to use distilled water


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I saw a video with either distilled or a garden hose....I don't know what the difference is, so if someone does let me know..

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