Hot antifreeze smell

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Hot antifreeze smell

Postby Mike Clay » Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:38 am

Well ever since about Moab on the way home when I would shut the truck off and walk in front of it I could smell hot antifreeze. My tank was staying full at that point so yesterday I took it to the dealer to have it pressure tested. Right away they saw water coming out the middle of the radiator. If it was going to happen I am glad it happened here. New radiator was going in yesterday but not enough time to complete the job so will get the truck back Monday. Another thing I had them check while the radiator was out is to look at the water pump and make sure nothing is coming out the weep hole.
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Re: Hot antifreeze smell

Postby snoking » Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:44 am

These new offshore rads just do not seem to be that good! Was it a Kenda Radiator Company one? =)) =)) =)) Chris
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Re: Hot antifreeze smell

Postby Mike Clay » Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:30 am

No they are not very good.
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Re: Hot antifreeze smell

Postby watkinsk » Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:08 pm

Time to trade it in :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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Re: Hot antifreeze smell

Postby Mike Clay » Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:09 pm

Haha no not for 2-3 years yet.
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Re: Hot antifreeze smell

Postby Mike Clay » Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:55 am

Well got the truck back Monday. Had to burp it then will get the water topped off and fuel filter changed before Jackson. Had the tech also take it out and run the heck out of it since he had to take a intercooler hose off and I wanted to make sure it stays on.
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Re: Hot antifreeze smell

Postby Mike Clay » Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:35 am

Poor truck. Susanna and I have been so busy I have not had time to even wash the pickup since we left Texas. Maybe this week.
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Re: Hot antifreeze smell

Postby dfredendall » Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:51 am

Isn't the Oregon Weather scrubbing it for you? Sprinkle some Tide on it and let nature do it. I'll trade some sunshine for any rain you can send this way.
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Re: Hot antifreeze smell

Postby Mike Clay » Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:52 am

Not really for the most part it has been really nice here. Had some rain this weekend but not much.
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