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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-10-2011, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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loossing antifreeze

i am loosing antifreeze and i cannot see no where it is leaking i am wondering if worth fixing with 238000 kl i know the gaskets are bad in a 4.2 but it still runs good
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-13-2011, 12:29 AM
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is it burning it?(white smoke)check sparkplugs and see what color the tip is.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-17-2011, 03:30 PM
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is it burning it?(white smoke)check sparkplugs and see what color the tip is.
Really good advice.
That's where all my coolant goes. The funny thing is mine was smoking a bit at first start in the morning (which I though was normal). But it kept getting worst and worst. The only other sign was a little bit of hesitation from time to time on idle (like at a red light).

The mechanic I had back then couldn't/wouldn't find anything until the engine light came on. I'm not a mechanic. It was just a hobby before all the electronic stuff got in...

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I'd pull a spark plug and look at it, but you may have to pull all plugs as it may not be leaking at that plug, have you noticed if the truck smokes at all ? Has the truck lost any power ? How much coolant are you loosing during a week, 2 week period ??

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