Losing coolant concern - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 Old 05-27-2012, 05:51 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
srjd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ontario
Posts: 1,638
Thanks: 2
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Losing coolant concern

I just got my coolant flush at the dealership about 2k ago. Since then my degas bottle has dropped about an inch maybe more. Is this possibly just air working its way out? I've always kep an eye on it and prior to the coolant flush it's always stayed in the same thought. I'm hoping it's just air working its way out and not more serious problem. I will be doing a full egr delete in the next 2 months

01/07 Job 1 F350 H&S Tuned. ARP Studs, AFE 4'' straight pipe, EGR delete with elbow, AFE stage 2 CAI, 6'' lift on 37s, 20x12 Fuel Nuts two piece, Sinister coolant filter, CCV Mod, Projector headlights HID kit
srjd is offline  
post #2 of 8 Old 05-27-2012, 06:06 AM
Premium Member
 
Term3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Posts: 3,957
Thanks: 0
Thanked 34 Times in 32 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
It's air working its way out most likely. Unless you do a few long highway runs it can be slow to work out.

SCT, no studs...yet, Dual OEM intake air filter housings, Banks intercooler & intake elbow, Banks exhaust system, Windrunner ported intake manifold, Bullet Proof Diesel remote oil cooler & thermostat, AirDog2 (plus a couple spares), Power steering filter (Amsoil dual-bypass), MagTec deep ATF pan, Electric oil pre-lub pump, Dakota Digital gauges.

Last edited by Term3; 05-27-2012 at 06:10 AM.
Term3 is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 05-27-2012, 06:10 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Johnsabine2003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 238
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
first place to check is the lower drivers side corner of the radiator. many of these trucks develop a slow leak there.


Sent from my Autoguide iPhone app
Johnsabine2003 is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 05-27-2012, 06:40 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
srjd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ontario
Posts: 1,638
Thanks: 2
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Mines fixed and updated for a long time now that's not the problem. Thanks tho

01/07 Job 1 F350 H&S Tuned. ARP Studs, AFE 4'' straight pipe, EGR delete with elbow, AFE stage 2 CAI, 6'' lift on 37s, 20x12 Fuel Nuts two piece, Sinister coolant filter, CCV Mod, Projector headlights HID kit
srjd is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 05-27-2012, 03:01 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Johnsabine2003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 238
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
unless you did an aftermarket radiator you should look there again.


Sent from my Autoguide iPhone app
Johnsabine2003 is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 05-27-2012, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
srjd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ontario
Posts: 1,638
Thanks: 2
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Allready did that's not the problem. Thanks again

01/07 Job 1 F350 H&S Tuned. ARP Studs, AFE 4'' straight pipe, EGR delete with elbow, AFE stage 2 CAI, 6'' lift on 37s, 20x12 Fuel Nuts two piece, Sinister coolant filter, CCV Mod, Projector headlights HID kit
srjd is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 05-28-2012, 04:11 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
DieselFeverDisease's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Destin FL
Posts: 444
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Its extremely common for the coolant level to drop a little after a you drain the radiator or do a flush. I had to add coolant a few times after my flush do to the air in the system like you said. Just add some coolant or distilled water depending on how the dealer did the flush. No worries, just keep an eye on it

2009 Lariat CCSB :
Tuned with H&S Black Maxx (HD300 series)
4" DP back exhaust, AFE PG7 Intake
Flo Pro EGR delete with intake elbow
Sun Coast Fully Built Tranny
Diesel Site coolant filter & CAT EC-1 coolant
Pure Performance Triple Threat 4.5" lift w/ Bilsteins
37" Nitto Trail Grapplers on XD Hoss wheels
Recon lighting all around
Nathan "K5LA" locomotive air horns
DieselFeverDisease is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 05-29-2012, 05:31 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Great Falls, VA
Posts: 869
Thanks: 1
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
mine has been a little low for about 2 months now.. i had some puking problems that was resolved by a new Degas bottle cap. took the truck to lake this weekend towing the boat, everything ran great and all temps stayed in check.. i checked the coolant level this morning and it was alittle lower than it normally is.. i'm gonna get a gallon of the gold coolant today from the ford dealer, i'm not really sure where its going.. its not puking anymore, and there are no visible leaks.. I hope you find out what your issue is!

Kris

2008 Ford F250 6.4L Crew Cab Short Bed King Ranch
3.5" ReadyLift Leveling Kit, 37x13.5x20 Toyo MT's on stock 20's, Dual Steering Stabilizer, Livewire w/ IDP, KEM, Gearhead, S&B, 5" Flo-Pro, Rudy's EGR Delete and Cold Side Pipe, CCV
p8ntballn2 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome