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carringb

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Posted: 12/09/20 08:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Grit - Can you smell the coolant in the exhaust at all? My Cummins F650 would similarly lose coolant mysteriously, but eventually I got to recognize the faint smell of rotting cotton candy (imagine throwing your kid's cotton candy in the wife's composter and coming back a day later), because it was crack in the EGR cooler (Cummins part, not the Ford one). It would always pass a pressure test because the crack would only open up at elevated operating temps. It would run like this for months before rupturing in a glorious smoke show.

I would think a radiator leak would leave some white residue around the pinhole.


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^Thanks for the suggestion. No, no coolant smell in the exhaust.
And I’ve seen it drip (only a couple times in months) up front near the radiator.
I’m fairly certain it’s the radiator. Been through radiator is on 2 separate SRT8s now and it’s fairly common.
Although the shop mentioned they’ve seen some water pumps too, (talking about the Charger not the truck). Although I’m certain that would be a constant issue.
Also no oil in coolant or vice versa and no residual combustion pressure in cooling system. It’s an external leak. Like I said, have seen it on the ground before, only a couple times. Rest of the time there’s no evidence of leak.
This issue is a known problem on some of these cars and it’s where the plastic tank is crimped to the radiator core. I suspect, it’s similar to the egr cooler you mentioned in that it doesn’t “always” open up. The old car eventually had some residue evidence once it got worse and had been happening a long time. I used to put a cup of 2 of coolant in every oil change.
No crustys built up yet that I could find on the radiator. But it’s also rainy time here again, so everything gets washed pretty good under there even despite the plastic cover under the radiator.


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I bought my 2015 Ram 2500 CTD from Freedom Dodge in Lexington, KY and now have about 94k on the truck. They've always taken good care of me. I thought I'd try to save money on fuel filters and bought my last set of fuel filters from Advance Auto Parts. I checked my earlier invoice from Freedom and for my previous fuel filter change, they charge me about $50 less for the filters than Advance Auto Parts. I'm very happy with my Ram dealer!


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whjco wrote:

I bought my 2015 Ram 2500 CTD from Freedom Dodge in Lexington, KY and now have about 94k on the truck. They've always taken good care of me. I thought I'd try to save money on fuel filters and bought my last set of fuel filters from Advance Auto Parts. I checked my earlier invoice from Freedom and for my previous fuel filter change, they charge me about $50 less for the filters than Advance Auto Parts. I'm very happy with my Ram dealer!


Interesting on less $ from the Dealer. What did the Dealer charge for both filters?


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