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Old 11-13-2012, 04:00 PM
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radiator issues

I have a 2008 f-450 w/6.4 liter engine. I had my radiator spring a leak this morning. I had it changed by a local radiator shop cause dealer wanted my truck for a week to work on it. now it sounds like there is air stuck in the radiator. Any ideas on how to get the air out? Is there a tool for this I can buy......... thanks

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Old 11-13-2012, 04:03 PM
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seems like they missed a step when they did it.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:12 PM
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Looks that way huh....... I guess tomorrow is day two of this project!!!!!!
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good luck man keep us updated
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I'd call the shop and ask them what you should do.

If they can't provide a good answer, 50/50 mix into the cold radiator and make sure the overflow is filled properly. It could take weeks to work that air out. Worst case, bring it to someone who can properly fill the coolant system. It's too important and too expensive to not get fixed quickly.
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Its called burping the radiator much like you burp a baby, but here you don't pat the rad. Just open the radiator cap to allow the excessive air to escape then put it back on. Kinda simple.
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thanks. I'm bringing my truck to a ford performance shop on Monday. thanks again
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:27 AM
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my coolant reserve tank has a small breather which I removed the cap and some air has released but not that much.
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