Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Taft, CA
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WARNING - Check your heater hoses.
I was doing a CCV Re-route on my truck and noticed that the heater hose that comes from the heater core to the top of the intake had moved off the fitting some.
If you stand on the bumper, and look down to the valve cover behind the oil fill and the tranny dipstick you will see it. I had about 3/4" between the end of the hose and the point it was supposed to be.
I got it pushed back on. Just squeeze the spring clamp and push it back on.
Now I hate spring clamps and this is the reason why.
The damn hose leaked after. I drove the truck to work the next day and when I got home I noticed that truck was a little wet on the front suspension. Lost only lost about 1" in the degas bottle.
So if you have a connection leaking that has a spring clamp, replace it with a screw type one. Take the spring clamp and beat the piss out of it with a sledge hammer. I will get a count of clamps on the truck, when i do maintenance for that part, I am going to replace them all. I learned this with my 96 Impala when I got the car, but did not know what I was thinking with this truck.
08 F450 4x4