Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fort Bragg, NC/Buff, NY/Midlothian, VA
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When I was in the Army, I was working with a 1088 bobtail. The thing was overheating, and it was dripping diesel from what APPEARED to be the coolant overflow tube, dispensing on the ground underneath the truck. I was like wtf.. so I got a mechanic. He was stumped why the truck was overheating. For the hell of it, I pulled the coolant flow cap, which is about 2ft above the fuel fill cap. It smelled like pure diesel. The mechanics said I was crazy, there is no way diesel fuel got into the coolant reservoir.
Long story short, those dumba$$es finally listened to me and drained all the coolant.. "coolant".. which consisted of 90% diesel fuel. They had to rebuild the whole motor.
Army mechanics= not happy.
I'd love to know what dumba$$ put diesel in there.. I still dont know :think: