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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-23-2019, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Coolant leak from front

Started noticing good sized coolant spots under my truck. Spots are 3 in diameter right underneath the front driver side near the bumper. Almost seems to be coming out of the bottom radiator drain hole but I see no signs of coolant coming from there. It only happens after driving for a bit and shutting it down. Any ideas?


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sounds like the typical radiator leak that seems to occur on the trucks.

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I dont know much about the leaks. Im coming from a 7.3 so all I know is cps and glow plug problems lol.


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This is looking from below the driver side at the radiator drain plug.


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If it is a radiator leak, can I just add coolant at a 50/50 mix to the reservoir to keep it at normal level until I can save up to have it replaced?


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I would clean it off with some hot soapy water and garden hose if possible and make sure that is where the leak is coming from (it does look like a typical radiator leak but you never know). I would not add any kind of stop leak to the system. Keep it toped off and check the leak every day you should be fine. Don't let someone else drive it or it will go catastrophic for sure. Stick a few gallons of water in the bed in case it starts to leak bad while on the road. 7.3 radiator swap is easy, I have not worked on a 6.7.
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