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Old 08-15-2013, 09:01 PM
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****! Rad leak guys come in.

Just my luck too, Im heading home tomorrow from vacation (1500km, 20hrs ish) and I walk outta restaurant tonight and see a dinner plate sized wet spot under front of truck.

Seems as of now to be a slow leak but I dont know how fast or what this leak is gonna get and If I risk driving home tomorrow. There are hours of no service and un-inhabited areas and im also pulling a trailer w/ corvette on it.

I relieved pressure from degas and will check level in the A.M and make a decision I guess.
Any advice or ideas from experience for me?

Thanks!
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Old 08-16-2013, 03:28 AM
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I had to have the rad replaced 2 weeks ago on my way from Ohio to Florida (halfway), slow leak, I left the air conditioner off and made it to Winter Haven, Fl. I had a case of bottled water and had to add approx a couple gallon. Had the rad and 2 thermostats replaced. $1900.00.

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Old 08-16-2013, 04:34 AM
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A dinner plate sized amount over the course of a meal.....That is no slow leak. If you were closer to home, I would push it, but from what I'm hearing you say.....Take your time and get it fixed. I wish you the best of luck. Oh yeah, I'm on my third radiator myself.
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:03 AM
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So its for sure leaking from the radiator? Are all your radiator hoses the updated ones?
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:51 PM
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Well it was a wet spot about 6" in diamter, I exagerated a bit with my dinner plate size. It was over the course of 2.5 hrs.

Anyways, I check in the morning (yesterday/friday) and there was very little if any leak, degas was where it was when I parked it. So I began my journey.

I brought a few spare gallons of water and crossed my fingers....I made it home without any leakage.
There was no wet spot on driveway this morning but the frame had some coolant on it right below corner of rad. So its a very slow minor leak as of now.

04hd -- Im almost positive its the rad but I havent got in there real good yet to be 100%. Im not sure on the hoses, if they are the 2 o ring ones or not, I believe they are but again not 100%.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:42 AM
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Check to see if the ends of the hoses are white. If they are you have the updated hoses. Hopefully the moshimoto radiator will be released soon!
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:56 AM
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The hose ends are not white. It is 100% the rad leaking as well. I checked with local ford and said not covered by warranty so looks like a mishimoto for me!
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:09 PM
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Yea I would go with moshimoto. I would also change out the hoses to the updated ones with the white ends while your at it. Then you should be good to go!
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:10 PM
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You bet! Ill swap over to the cat elc coolant while I'm at it, been in my basement since winter, lol.
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:11 PM
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Sounds like a good plan . When I do t stats I am also going to update to the new degas bottle.
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