Coolant leak. . . HELP!!!
Well, let me try and make this short and sweet. . .
So last week i started my truck in the driveway, it ran for about 15 min. Came back out of the house and it was pushing coolant out the over flow tube. Shut the truck down and decided i would try and replace the cap since that was a cheap fix and ive had problems like that before. Well, that was not the problem to say the least.
I noticed the truck would stay at 160degrees for like 10-15 min while driving, then all of the sudden shoot up to like 210, so i shut the truck off and started back up 30 seconds later. . . truck ran fine the whole way home, about 10 miles and stayed at normal operating temp. I decided to replace the thermostats and that seemed to fix that problem, but the problem im having now is anytime im under load like going up a hill or something, temp jumps up to almost halfway on the gauge, and now i seem to be loosing coolant somewhere in the back of the motor. It drips right at the bottom of the bell housing where it and the engine attach. It isnt really a major leak, but it isnt small either. The drips are about 3 seconds apart when they hit the ground. I am completely lost at this point.
Any Help or suggestions on this one guys? I was told to check the coolant line to the turbo, but i didnt seem to find anything when i did that.
I have also tried opening the bleeder screw ontop the thermostat housing a few times, when running the engine and when shut off to see if i could get any air out of the system. . . i have got some air out, but nothing major and now it just seems to be coolant.
Sorry for the long post, but figured id better give all the info i had. I hope this doesnt cost me a fortune!!!
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