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Old 05-17-2010, 07:46 PM
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Default Re: Sucking alot of radiator fluid

I might always know what am talking about with this truck , but i do know some things , obviously ill be the first to admit im not a genius when it comes to vehicles but i know a thing or two

Regarding internal leak , when i had to have my engine replaced , i checked the engine i got meaning the head and i have a new head gasket on it

So it must be something stupid like were ever the leak is coming from i cant see or something , tomorrow im going to get a new bottom hose , i hope it was just that
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:12 AM
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The above statements only reinforce what I previously said about going to a trusted mechanic. You can take the advice, or you can keep repeating yourself.
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Old 05-18-2010, 08:13 PM
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Default Re: Sucking alot of radiator fluid

Well i dont know what more to say , the head gasket was replaced recently and there is no cracks or anything on the piston walls , also the intake has a brand new gasket on it , so i cant believe its internal , unless its something i missed

So unless its a pin hole leak in the radiator that i dont see , i dont know what else you guys are saying to look for

Why cant you guys just tell me what to look for , through this whole thing though , my temp guage has never been close to H , unless my temp guage is bad
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:26 PM
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Why cant you guys just tell me what to look for
BECAUSE YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT. We've told you. You've responding with things that don't make sense. I don't know how many times you are going to repeat yourself but the rest of us are not going to keep repeating ourselves in every new thread you make you about the same problem. Just go to a mechanic before you get hurt or break it even more.
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Old 05-19-2010, 06:19 AM
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Well i dont know what more to say , the head gasket was replaced recently and there is no cracks or anything on the piston walls , also the intake has a brand new gasket on it , so i cant believe its internal , unless its something i missed

So unless its a pin hole leak in the radiator that i dont see , i dont know what else you guys are saying to look for

Why cant you guys just tell me what to look for , through this whole thing though , my temp guage has never been close to H , unless my temp guage is bad
I think what you need to do is get the haynes manual out and read chapter three a few times, learn the parts of the cooling system. It is one of the simplest systems in the truck, radiator, heater core, waterpump, t-stat and a few electrical devices. Then write your post on a word document and make it as clear and simple as possible. then post it on a forum.

I reread some of the posts and they are confusing, I cant tell if you have a new engine or a new head. Then you post that the coolant system is all brown and i am thinking how could you have a dirty brown coolant with a new engine!. We asked you to try and isolate the leak and you are replacing top radiator hoses.

Maintenance(IE. tuneup changing hoses, etc) is vitally important but in this situation you want to DIAGNOSE AND THE REPLACE.

I believe the last thing fireranger suggested was to make sure that your cooling system was full to begin with. You need to run the truck and fill with coolant and fill the reservoir with coolant and don't let it get empty. I dont think you answered him
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Old 06-13-2010, 07:35 AM
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Default Re: Sucking alot of radiator fluid

I hope you got the problem worked out, but here's something I've often found with people working on their own cooling systems:
When you empty the system and refill it, most people fill the radiator up and take off. BAD! The thermostat opens up sucking the coolant into the engine and hoses leaving the radiator empty, also giving the appearance of a leak because "I filled the radiator but now it's empty again".

When filling the coolant, fill the radiator then turn the engine on until it gets hot, then you have to add more coolant after the t-stat opens.

This may not be your problem, but sometimes people over look the simplest of things.

It also works both ways: when draining/flushing your coolant system, drain the radiator, then turn the engine on until it gets hot again, opening the t-stat and releasing the rest of the fluid in the engine and hoses, but be careful...it WILL over heat. If you empty the radiator then fill it back up again, all the fluid left in the hoses and engine will mix with the new fluid and you just wasted a lot of time and money and also have a false sense of security in your work.
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