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Radiator leak on Dodge Deisel 2008. We just brought the

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Radiator leak on Dodge Deisel...
Radiator leak on Dodge Deisel 2008
JA: How old are the hoses? And just to clarify, can you actually see the leak?
Customer: no, We just brought the truck Last week, It has the 6.70 Engine Don't know how old hose is, Can't find where the leak is
JA: What is the model of your '08 Dodge?
Customer: Ram 2500 Lone Star with cummins diesel 6.7
JA: Are you fixing your Ram yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Trying to, We have been looking for any kind leakage, we had thought about heater core, But we have also found water in the diesel thank about the same time, but how would water get into the gas tank from the raditor?
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: not now.
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Dodge
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Dodge Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 1 year ago
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HI,

Ok, first, it is pretty common to get water in diesel fuel at gas stations, which is why the fuel filter housing has an water separator.

Second, do you see any coolant on the ground after driving it, or is it just using coolant and having to add to it

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Have not seen any coolant on ground or in the engine compartment. coolant lose works out to be about 2 gallons per 100 miles with no engine over heating.
coolant over flow tank will empty and radiator coolant will be about 8 in. down from filler cap. have tried running radiator cap loose, no change
Dodge Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 1 year ago

HI,

Ok, there are 2 common issues with this engine on coolant loss, the egr cooler and the head gaskets. Both are internal leaks.

A Block test needs to be done to test for combustion gases in the coolant. If positive for combustion gases, it is the headgaskets and if not, it is the egr cooler.

Most of the time it is the EGR cooler on this engine.

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