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Coolant leaks at rear of engine. Engine not run for last

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several days so no pressure...
coolant leaks at rear of engine. Engine not run for last several days so no pressure in engine.
JA: How old are the hoses? And have you tested the actual mix of your coolant?
Customer: No visible hose leakage.
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 1984 F-150 5L V8.
JA: Are you fixing your F150 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I used to, but we lost everything in a fire & truck has had problems since (about 20+ feet from house when it burned). Leak is lower than heater hose, My brother-in-law suggested freeze plug?
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Yes. Cost of answer?
Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Ford
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Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago
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Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago

rent, borrow or purchase a cooling system pressure tester and with the engine cold, radiator full, install the tester and pump the cooling system up to 15 psi. The leak will be a lot easier to find with pressure behind it.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Added 2 gallons of water to system this PM. Just checked. Not down much. Will have to wait until tomorrow to rent pressure tester.
Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago

Ok, once you find the leak, if you don't know what it is, post a photo if you can.

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Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago

I assume you cannot rent a tester on a sunday...

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Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago

Did you rent the tester?

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