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Old 02-11-2011, 11:35 AM
90fordranger 90fordranger is offline
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Arrow ran my truck with no coolant

I think it's just crazy that my truck is still running decent. I'm assuming I ran it for at least a couple days with none. I did a oil change on it today, checked ball joints, and all the fluids. And I was bone dry on coolant. So I'm pretty happy it still runs decent. =]
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:41 AM
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Default Re: ran my truck with no coolant

Its winter out...?
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:43 AM
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Its winter out...?
yep, this morning was 13 degrees I think warming up a bit.
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:52 AM
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Default Re: ran my truck with no coolant

Was there a problem with your truck why it was dry? or did it just run low and hadnt been checked for a while
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:57 AM
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Was there a problem with your truck why it was dry? or did it just run low and hadnt been checked for a while
Well I'm unsure about that. I checked it about a month ago, and it was very low. So I filled it up. And just now checked it. So maybe HOPEFULLY, It does not have a bad leak somewhere. I don't believe it is leaking though, because there would be a puddle in my driveway.
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:13 PM
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Default Re: ran my truck with no coolant

Thats good news, maybe just ran dry for some reason hopefully nothing bad!
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:20 PM
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Default Re: ran my truck with no coolant

Were you looking in the radiator or just the tank?
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:22 PM
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:26 PM
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Were you looking in the radiator or just the tank?
radiator.
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:31 PM
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Default Re: ran my truck with no coolant

Well that's not good. The fact that it is so cold may have saved you if you weren't running it for a long time.
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:33 PM
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Well that's not good. The fact that it is so cold may have saved you if you weren't running it for a long time.
yeah, I know. Hopefully there will be no problems.
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:46 PM
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Were you looking in the radiator or just the tank?
You have to put it in the radiator too? lol
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:47 PM
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Default Re: ran my truck with no coolant

The coolant system is recycled. It's leaking somewhere.
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:50 PM
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The coolant system is recycled. It's leaking somewhere.
damn, oh well i guess. The truck only cost me 825$, Ill just have to keep it up. And check it weekly.
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short ram intake, dynomax exhaust, homade bull guard here soon, 2" body lift 4" suspension lift, 33 bfg all terains.
selling the truck this summer and buying a new ranger hopefully.
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:17 PM
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Default Re: ran my truck with no coolant

There has to be a leak somewhere.

Check all of your hoses and your radiator. Check the hose to the coolant overflow for cracks. Could only leak under pressure.

Should really do a pressure check for the cooling system. Most radiators are pressurized between 10-14 psi or something like that. So you need a pressure tester. Some parts stores let you loan/borrow specialized tools.

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/ino...tingAndCooling

How to do a pressure test. http://www.autozone.com/autozone/rep...&subtitle=test
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