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sorry Im new to this truck and did not get a owners manual. On top of the turbo? "i think" there is a small container with a clear light weight fluid in it. what is this, and what type of fluid does it take??

also, I have a cooling system leak. my local napa and advance auto does not have a radiator. Is this a common failure item? my truck is a 2008 with 105k. Its used for pulling only.

thanks, dale
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If you're truck is a Job 1 truck, very well could be since it's an '08, there was a common rad leak. Believe there was a recall on the Job 1 trucks and fixed in later production models. I was leaking a clear lightweight fluid that was slick like oil but didn't really have a smell. Tasted it and it was coolant. Had to get a new upper rad hose.

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that clear fluid in that small tank is coolant for fuel system, same as the engines coolant. do the flush on the fuel system coolant the same time you do the engine coolant flush,

here is the engine coolant flush procedure

http://wpnet.us/flush.pdf

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House. thanks. I went advance auto today. they said it was "blu deff" fluid. I was unsure and did not buy it. thanks again. dale
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Ok so is the "clear fluid" in the fuel cooling system regular coolant? I thought the fuel cooling system was connected to engine cooling system? If not how do you flush the fuel coolant system? Our trucks dont use an exhaust fluid so it not Blu Deff.

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