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Old 03-12-2009, 08:03 PM
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Unhappy After engine work, Overheating bad! Left truck behind..

I took my f250 to a good engine mech school. they replaced my Copper combustion sleeves, glow plugs, valve cover gaskets, wire harness and one injector. Engine runs great, no smoke..... But when I get on the road the temp needle starts to climb way past Normal. 3/4 of the way almost to red zone. Best part, its leaking radiator fluid from the bottle or what seems to be the passemger side fenderwell. And best of all the upper radiator hose is completely cold!!!!!!!! as if no circulation. I had to leave it there afraid to do engine damage. Can any body walk me thru some trooble shooting steps?

and no Heat inside,,,, and no fluid smell....

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Old 03-15-2009, 03:59 PM
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sounds like a water circulation issue. The water pump may be bad, the thermostat may be stuck not letting fluid flow. Did the shop remove the serpintine belt if so did they put it back on right. I would start with the thermostat because it is cheap and easy to replace. Hope this helpd
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Old 03-15-2009, 04:04 PM
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yeah i say thermostat is stuck closed and as far as the leak i would make sure they put the clamps back on and that they are tight and like Chamberlain79 said check your belt but check all your hoses and connections first
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Old 03-15-2009, 04:14 PM
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Sounds like maybe they didnt fill it up with enough water or maybe they had an air pocket and the truck appeared to be full of coolant until you drove it for awhile? Now that its cold fill it up with antifreeze and water and let it run with the cap off until it gets to running temp keep filling then replace the cap. If you dont take time and get all the air out it will run hot. I just say this because if you didnt have heat it can be caused by a lack of fluid in the system. Hope this helps--Jason--
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Old 03-15-2009, 04:25 PM
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sounds like its very possible to have air in the system, if thermostat wasnt sticking before it shouldnt have gone bad just sitting there and 7.3 water pumps dont have circulation issues , the propeller on the inside is steel, never seen one not flow coolant , 6.0 will but not 7.3, the reason for no heat is there is air in the heater core
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Thanks I ll keep posting. The truck is back at school.
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