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If you have blown a head gasket(depending on severity)water spitting out of your exhaust is an obvious sign).A very affordable pressure test is advisable and may serve to save you money and time
Your radiator cap may be bad. If it's not holding pressure, you're going to have some overflow. If that isn't it, the next thing to look at is for a head gasket leak (or possibly a cracked head). Remember, you can have a head gasket leak without oil in the water or visa-versa. You can get a kit from AutoZone or the like to test for exhaust gasses in the ...
the bottom radiator hose contains a spring to prevent collapse.These sometimes corrode so if your hoses are old could be worth a look
Water ain't water. Depending on where you live water contains dissolved salts that deposit scale and reduce life of components such as sacrificial items like thermostat housings. Having said that, here in western Australia temperature often exceed 120F in the shade. I've always used rainwater collected in a kids paddle pool, not via a metal roof or down ...
after topping off your oil park in a wind free environment o/night having laid down newspaper under car which may narrow down source of leak.Just to be sure lock garage to ensure the car is not being tampered with.Some folks find such things as fuel/oil tampering funny
ensure bottom hose contains a spring so it doesn't collapse when hot.Replacing thermostat is never a bad idea.If radiator is old replacing or re-coring is an option.Many people have bullbars/winches/driving lights restricting airflow.A thermo fan that you can turn on or off via dash switch is a worthy consideration
You have air in your system, which is either causing pump cavitation or hot spots. I took a look around on the internet to see what other sites are saying for bleeding the system (which is what you need to do). I could not find any that suggested there are bleeder screws to clear out the gas pockets, so the next best thing is to have you park the truck ...
Very simple answer despite what everyone else is saying. If you live in a hot state say like Texas or Arizona, I would use no less or no more than 70% water 30% coolant in the summer and 50/50 in the winter! If it's a colder state like Colorado or Montana I would reverse it for the winter as in 70% coolant and 30% water and 50/50 in the summer! It's your ...
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