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Old 11-07-2013, 12:13 AM   #241
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Diagnose it already. Your worried enough about driving that thing. Lol

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Old 11-07-2013, 12:36 AM   #242
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lol I will. Just need to find a place to wash the engine down.
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:38 AM   #243
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Soak it down with some foaming engine degreaser, then find a carwash with hot water.

Then run away real fast, cause the EPA is not your friend.

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Old 11-07-2013, 12:42 AM   #244
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Soak it down with some foaming engine degreaser, then find a carwash with hot water.

Then run away real fast, cause the EPA is not your friend.

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Old 11-07-2013, 01:19 AM   #245
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I took it for a quick spin just for kicks then popped the hood.

I guess there was too much mud in the engine bay absorbing all the water, so it never dripped to the ground. Hopefully it is just a bad radiator cap or something.
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:11 AM   #246
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...that shouldn't over flow like that. Even if the cap was bad. There must be air in your cooling system.
Causes...
Head gasket blown
Cracked head
Cracked block
Water pump shaft seal
Previous work not bled correctly
Reservoir over filled when cold
Too much water in coolant/ water boiling

I would make that a big priority to figure out.


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Old 11-08-2013, 12:26 AM   #247
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...that shouldn't over flow like that. Even if the cap was bad. There must be air in your cooling system.
Causes...
Head gasket blown
Cracked head
Cracked block
Water pump shaft seal
Previous work not bled correctly
Reservoir over filled when cold
Too much water in coolant/ water boiling

I would make that a big priority to figure out.


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Coolant should be almost 50%. Or at least it was before I added a bit more water. When I added water its possible I added a touch too much, but not crazy. Ill keep an eye on it, replace the cap, and maybe bleed it? Whats the best way to bleed it? When I drained it last, I believe I refilled it, let it warm up with the cap off, then kept adding water once the t-stat opened.
It would be the pits if it was a head gasket or something cracked since I have almost zero way to fix that on my own...

Edit: If it was a blown head gasket, wouldn't it cause my truck to overheat and fill my radiator with air? Every time I have checked my radiator it was full of water.

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Old 11-08-2013, 08:46 PM   #248
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Easy way to bleed out the air is park it on an incline to put your radiator cap at the highest point. Also if you are really concerned about a blown head gasket or air coming into the system you can do the rubber glove check
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Easy way to bleed out the air is park it on an incline to put your radiator cap at the highest point. Also if you are really concerned about a blown head gasket or air coming into the system you can do the rubber glove check
Ok, thanks for the tips. Ill probably do one of those or both in the next couple days...
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:30 AM   #250
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are you locked up front? If so you shoulda made that hill no prob.
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