Last post on Mar 30, 2010 at 7:18 PM
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Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Engine, Truck
#4 of 13 Re: 03 6.0 Diesel leaking anti freeze [mickeymouse2]
Dec 18, 2007 (6:53 pm)
Thanks for the reply... My truck doesn't have a cap on the radiator, It has a plastic tank by the master cylinder. It seems to leak out around the cap. After a hi way trip anti freeze sits around the cap and you can see were it sprayed out. I replaced the cap but still doing it.
#5 of 13 Re: 03 6.0 Diesel leaking anti freeze [coolman52328]
Jan 03, 2008 (8:52 am)
Hate to tell you this, but it is probably a blown head gasket. Ford can test your antifreeze for exhaust chemicals to confirm. Most 6.0's pulling RVs have gotten new head gaskets replaced by Ford! Common problem unfortunately. My '05 has a new turbo, intercooler, head gaskets, etc all at Ford's expense. 17,000 total miles, 6 Ford dealerships later .......waiting for next issue!
#6 of 13 2 Radiators gone bad in one year
Feb 19, 2008 (7:02 am)
What would cause my 1998 ford f150 with 192,600 to blow 2 radiators in one year.
I have a new one now that was under warranty but it would be nice to figure why the right side seals are going bad.
#7 of 13 Coolant blowing out fill tank
Mar 06, 2008 (11:52 am)
My cousin owns a 1997 F150 with the 4.6 V8. The system will build up pressure, get hot, and blow water out of the fill cap. He has no heat.He has backflushed the heater core and entire system. He's stumped please help
#8 of 13 My 1988 f150
Mar 06, 2008 (12:58 pm)
What will cause the oil pressure to drop after the engine is warm? Is this the cam bearings? Righ now the only way I keep oil pressure is running a quart of Lucas Oil in the crankcase. What year 302's will work in this truck. I want to keep the EFI . Great truck other than the oil issue.
Jun 21, 2008 (1:02 pm)
I don't know much about trucks/cars other than you put fuel in and go. However, I do know that I own a piece of junk. I own a '06 F 250 6.0 with 56,000 miles, and since day one I have had nothing but problems with it. Mind you I travel a lot of highway miles and have never pulled anything heavier than a trailer full of furniture when I moved. When it was 6 months old, it had blown O Rings (?) and was pouring white smoke out of the exhaust and dripping a watery liquid. Now for the 5th time, I have it a the Ford Service Station for the same problem. Each time, with a new diagnosis for the same problem, never fixing it. The problem: Losing power (like when the fuel is restricted when you hit 90mph) it cuts out occasionally no matter the speed, High pitched whistle (like a vacuum leak - not the turbo) at any given speed, Loosing antifreeze - every time I stop I have to put a 1/2 gallon of coolant in even though it has never over heated before. Just today (Saturday) after getting my truck back from Ford on Tuesday (they had it for over 2 weeks this time), while on the freeway, my check temp light came on, it was all the way on red. I exited the interstate and pulled into a 10 minute oil change and had the levels checked. I of course was out of coolant again, but when the guy went under the truck he found antifreeze and pink transmission fluid on the ground and fresh golden oil sprayed all over under my truck. The coolant doesn't leak out when sitting still or idling, it blows out while driving though so I can't see the leak. My fluid levels on transmission and oil were both good though. What is going on and why can't someone figure out the problem? I have had both batteries replaced, both fuel filters replaced, the coolant reservoir replaced, a radiator nipple replaced, the EGR cooler replaced...the list continues. Oh, and almost everything they have replaced was not covered under my bumper to bumper extended 100,000 mile warranty, nice huh?
#10 of 13 Lower Radiator Hose
Oct 29, 2008 (4:19 pm)
I have a 1992 F150 with a 300 eng. Mileage appox 207000. My radiator hose gets a hole in it every 1500 -2000 miles. The smog pump pulley will cut the hose. I am thinking possibly that a worn out engine mount may be keeping the engine to low and rubs the hose. Any thoughts?
#11 of 13 ANTI FREEZE ODOR FROM A/C VENTS
Nov 04, 2008 (4:49 pm)
HELP...I HAVE A 2000 F-150..164K MILES..EVERYTIME I HAVE MY A/C ON AND I ACCELERATE SAY TO GET ON THE FWY I GET A VRY STRONG ODOR OF ANTI FREEZE COMING INTO THE CAB FROM THE A/C VENTS..ANY IDEAS..THE TK DOES NOT OVERHEAT..THE ANTIFREEZE RES. IS FULL????
#12 of 13 Re: ANTI FREEZE ODOR FROM A/C VENTS [3pawnguys]
Dec 12, 2008 (12:03 pm)
I have a problem with mine too was wondering if anyone answered yours...
I had a leak in my heater core, put stop leak in and the steamed up windows stopped but I still have some residual smell. This is the second time I have had such a problem, the first time I took it in and they did a pressure check and found nothing... I had them change the anti-freeze anyway and had no problem for 2 years... now this... '97 F150 with 4.6
#13 of 13 Re: Coolant blowing out fill tank [rogerb740]
Mar 30, 2010 (7:18 pm)
Did your cousin ever figure this out? Having same problem. Had everything in the entire cooling system replaced, NOTHING! It seems to pressurize between the RAD and the overflow until it pops, then everything is fine.