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post #1 of 23 Old 02-09-2014, 04:10 AM Thread Starter
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Coolant Leak

I have a coolant leak I cannot locate myself on my 2011. I have been all over it while its running and don't see a leak. I took it to local mechanic, he said he pressurized system and saw it was leakin but didn't know why or exact spot. Told me was back side of motor by egr cooler but I have all of that removed so its throwing me for a loop. I'm pretty mechanically inclined, is there any way I can pressurize this myself to check it out? What tools and where do I get it? No diesel mechanics worth mentioning anywhere close go me so if there is some on here I'd appreciate some help. Thanks
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Small leaks are hard to find. My water pump had a leak but would only show up when the motor was really warmed up or when it sat overnight and got really cold. You can buy a coolant kit from any auto parts store. I got mine for harbor freight. Used it and took it right back. If you kit a kit go a few over the recommended psi and you'll probably find your leak

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I had a coolant leak comming from the drivers side. Never could see it or signs of it, although I did not put in much effort looking. I could smell it though and took it in. Turned out to be a coolant fitting going into the turbo.
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My mechanic told me there is a known issue with the connections at the heater core having a leak. Mine is doing that very intermittently so not real worried right now. Shows up behind the passenger foot area...under the truck. And it has to be the right circumstances for it to do it.
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I have one on top of the engine going to the turbo but shows up on the passenger side.apperantly they put a quik connect on it that leaks. it puddles up on top of the engine and comes out in weird places. my dealer told me the only way to find it is to pop all the crap on top of the motor off. they didn't have parts to fix at that time though. i'm going in for the 12-2-5 tsb on 4x4 this week


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Yea mine also has been known to be intermittent. I bet it is a fitting or something weird. When I get a chance and this extreme weather warms up. I am going to rent or buy a tester and go over this bad boy with a comb. Really annoys me smelling antifreeze.
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I've had that leak near the turbo fixed. Now I'm having to buy a new radiator! Looks like its leaking from the drain, but its really coming from the top of the rad running down. Noticed it when I put my 2wd valence on.

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I've had that leak near the turbo fixed. Now I'm having to buy a new radiator! Looks like its leaking from the drain, but its really coming from the top of the rad running down. Noticed it when I put my 2wd valence on.
How many miles do you have? And what's a rad worth??


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I do know when I done egr delete the plastic drain valve on the passenger side is a mofo to work with. Mine was seized up and in that location, almost impossible to turn. Bad idea for drain valve/plugs imo
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How many miles do you have? And what's a rad worth??
85k. New rad worth? I think they list for $870? But I got mine for a good bit cheaper.

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