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Radiator Leak?

Got the infamous puddle of coolant on the ground this morning and started checking things out. Degas bottle is completely empty. After some investigating it's not the usual water pump leak it looks to be where the radiator is put together the seam is failing. I haven't ran the truck for days so it's just a continuous drip when the motor is off. Please let me know what you guys think so I can resolve the problem soon.




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So nobody has any ideas?

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put a radiator in it , looks very obvious what to do


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put a radiator in it , looks very obvious what to do
Thanks Scuffy I just wanted some confirmation. I don't have the money right now to purchase a new radiator and it not solve the problem. I know boo hoo for me but times are super tight right now.

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Yep a new rad is what you need. I would also change over to a ELC coolant, add a coolant filter, and use the upper rad hose off a dual alt set up, as long as you are low on funds you might as well max out the CC!! LOL!!! These things don't cost a whole lot and really should be done while the system is empty.

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anychance of removing the rad and taking it to radiator shop and having it repaired. I know aluminum rads are harder to repair but it can be done. No?

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Yep a new rad is what you need. I would also change over to a ELC coolant, add a coolant filter, and use the upper rad hose off a dual alt set up, as long as you are low on funds you might as well max out the CC!! LOL!!! These things don't cost a whole lot and really should be done while the system is empty.

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I was getting ready to get the supplies together for a coolant flush following the procedure you PMed me about when I noticed one day the dreaded coolant patch on the driveway. When I change out the radiator, I'll go ahead and do the dual alternator upper radiator hose and get the ELC coolant from International, so I hopefully won't have to deal with with it for a long time.

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I am going with a radiator from radiatorbarn.com it looks like it's just a oem equivalent replacement. Anybody order from this place before? Is there an upgrade I can do to the radiator to get better cooling for the transmission? Is the cooler part of the radiator itself or is it a separate item. I've never replaced any cooling system parts in a superduty before just some import cars.

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