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Old 09-28-2008, 09:13 AM
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2 HOLES IN RADIATOR

I am up in Indiana visiting my parents and I had just got on 65S to head back to Florida when suddenly my truck started pissing coolant all over my windshield. I stopped at the nearest rest stop to find it was coming from the front top of the radiator. I took it down to a Firestone auto shop and they diagnosed that I had 2 holds in my radiator and that it needed replaced. However, it might be TUESDAY till they can get a radiator for me...my leave ended FRIDAY and i need to be back at work by Tuesday.

Anyway, they want $1,115.67 to fix it...my mechanic down in Florida (who owns a 6.0L) said it shouldn't cost more than $600.00. I'm getting screwed up here...anyone have any ideas how I could get my truck back down to Florida safely to get it fixed down there cheaper? Keep in mind I'm towing a trailer with a John Deere, lawn roller, and ramps on it. I've been told by 3 mechanics not to run stop leak thru the system...any ideas? I really need to get back to Florida...in a hurry.
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:21 AM
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:37 AM
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C'mon guys someone has to know something!
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Keeping you near the top! Maybe someone nearby has an old radiator they don't need? Biggest problem I have seen with leak stop is the heater core. Bypass it, dump in the stop leak and try it?
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Old 09-28-2008, 12:23 PM
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thanks for the bump...im starting to lose hope!
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Old 09-28-2008, 01:08 PM
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man that sucks.... I dont know what to tell you. Have you tried to find a junk yard or an adavanced auto parts and see what they charge?
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Yeh...no such luck. I am gonna take it to the dealership tomorrow...from what my mechanic in Florida told me when i called him, he told me for once it would actually be cheaper to take it to the dealership...because I am gonna have to pay the 35% markup if I get it done at a repair shop.
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Yeh...no such luck. I am gonna take it to the dealership tomorrow...from what my mechanic in Florida told me when i called him, he told me for once it would actually be cheaper to take it to the dealership...because I am gonna have to pay the 35% markup if I get it done at a repair shop.
Y'need a tow bud (not to florida but somewhere)? Where are you exactly I don't think I'm thaaat far from ya.
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:33 PM
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Oh, I got my truck back to my parents house...I drove about 50 on 65 with the resevoir cap loose so it didnt build pressure...takin it to the Ford dealership tomorrow...
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