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Old 06-25-2010, 11:19 PM
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Hi guys , im back again with a somewhat similiar problem

First off the things i have done to the truck before the problem

1. I have replaced my upper and lower radiator hoses , the old ones were really starting to get bad

2. Had my radiator check to see for any leaks and didnt find any

3. After radiator was check i refilled with brand new 100% antifreeze not the mixed with water version , i only filled the radiator it self with antifreeze for the overflow i just put in water cause i didnt have enough to buy another bottle

Now my problem , i mention in the past that after i drive over an hour or so when i stop and turn my engine off i hear a bubbling sound under the engine , today when this happened i opened the hood and notice that the bubbling was the overflow hose that goes from the radiator to the overflow box , well as mentioned there was only water in the overflow well when i looked at it , it was green and i smelled it and it was the antifreeze , first off no i didnt over fill the radiator or anything

So it might sound very strange but it seems like the flow is reversed versus the liquid from the overflow going to the radiator , that the fluid from the radiator went to the overflow
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Old 06-26-2010, 03:37 AM
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That's what the overflow is for....to catch the rad fluid which expands with heat. I also believe that you should not be putting 100% antifreeze coolant in the rad. Read the instructions....does it not say to mix with distilled water? In my 1990 4.0 I would add coolant to the rad to fill it and when checked the next day it would have cooked the extra off into the overflow and the level would be back where I started. If you didn't have coolant in the overflow bottle after what you have done I would be alarmed. Dave
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Old 06-26-2010, 02:35 PM
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All i know is for example today before i left work i checked the fluid levels and it was fine and there was antifreeze also in the overflow

So it takes me about an hour to get home well once i finally arrived home and shut off the engine , i heard bubbling again and i looked at it and the overflow tube was sucking liquid from the radiator to the overflow and also it was steaming hot , like once i took the overflow tube part off the overflow box there was alot of steam coming out of it

So it seems like for some reason the engine is getting very hot , and the new thing i just noticed today was the temperature gauge wasn't working it was all the way over on C the whole drive home
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Old 06-26-2010, 03:04 PM
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Your radiator cap is probably bad. If it isn't holding pressure like it is supposed to, you will get that. Like stated above. Straight antifreeze is a bad idea. Buy some 50/50 mix or some distilled water to go with that bottle of pure antifreeze. Change out what you have in there now before you damage something.
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Old 06-26-2010, 03:18 PM
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So could it be a mixture of the radiator cap and the straight antifreeze

What if i poured it out and then mixed the half distilled water with it , would that be ok or should i just be buying a new bottle
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Old 06-26-2010, 04:07 PM
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OMG. Are you serious. This is now the 3rd thread you have started on this same problem. You have asked these questions and been answered over and over. And every time, it boils down to the fact that you need to take your truck to mechanic that knows what he is doing. People tell you what to do and you do the opposite or don't do it at all. People ask you questions and you don't know or don't want to answer. You don't know anything about engines or cooling systems and you are not listening when people try to help you.

Please stop wasting everyone's time and your own time and go find a mechanic. That's what they are there for.
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Old 06-26-2010, 04:26 PM
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Yes i am back again and starting yet another thread , i have brought it by mechanics and they couldnt find anything wrong with the truck and yes i am listening to what these people are saying on this post and im just clarifying what they said

So obviously if they numerious mechanics cant find a cause they i have no other option then asking people on here


Why dont you just stop coming onto the post i open up and go to someone else , your not helping by also saying the exact same thing over and over
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Old 06-26-2010, 04:35 PM
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Good idea. Just let me know when you post a thread with pics of the aftermath (either engine exploding or truck catching on fire.)
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