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Old 04-02-2012, 01:00 PM
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blue spring install idiot/ coolent problem

I did my blue spring swap today when i took off my upper radiatior hose off coolent started pouring out. The truck was hot probably sat 30 min after a drive. i got the instalation done re filled the degas bottle to above the min line started the truck and ran it for a few min refilling the bottle as needed. shut the truck off and and water was coming out near the rear of the engine but couldnt see where was coming from exactly. did i screw something up in the process i read my directions carefully and the hoses are tight. How much coolent did i loose can i just top off with water or dose coolent need to be added. I will be witching to elc in a few months. Help or reassurance is very much appereacated and needed.
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Keep an eye on it
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:20 PM
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well it has been a steady stream (small) for 15 min seems to be coming from the front of the engine maybe the water pump area. Disclamer i know about as musch on these things about a much as heart sugery ive read alot and can follow steps to fix problems but no real hands on experence. thinking about taking it for a short drive arround the block to see if it dires up of something.
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yeah try that.....keep an eye on the engine/coolant temp!!!
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That little connector on top of radiator, where the little hose returns to the degas bottle sounds like it might be the culprit. They crack easy. Since that is the area you were working. Check it.
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:08 PM
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not leaking out there is lower more toward the engine. everything is dry on the top of the engine once i get under is lots are wet and there are 3 or 4 drip spots
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:47 PM
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well it leaked 1 gal in less then a mile so its really leaking the dealership is coming to get it so i assume i could expect an rape job but my hands are tied.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:35 AM
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I just did my blue spring upgrade last friday, and squeezed it in without disconnecting the rad hose.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:36 AM
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just though i would update if anyone cares, The thermostart oring was bad dont know how or why but it had a big stream coming out of it not just a dribbel like normal.
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