So This Happened Yesterday.

Murdoch Nov 20, 2020 at 6:20 AM

  1. Murdoch

    Murdoch Bought an X

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    I had gotten home, hadn't noticed this, until i had to go back out.
    It's oily, i believe that its oil but it seems clean. I had added 2 liters of oil as i was low.
    I need to get it to the shop, but afraid to move it.
    After adding the oil, i started it. Looking underneath, i really don't see anything leaking.
    I had place a cardboard underneath over night, maybe a two inch puddle, but that could've been caused by the prior incident.
    Could my going in reverse done this? I know sounds crazy to ask.
    I am not a mechanic, as you can tell by now.
    Any thoughts on this? 20201120_061327.jpg
     
  2. Murdoch

    Murdoch Bought an X

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    It was suggested by a coworker that it could be a coolant leak.
    Now when i bought this truck two years ago i bought an external cooler rad to avoid SMOD.
    I had it installed, the last few months I've noticed a leak but never addressed it.
    Does a broken hose or something sound like a viable explanation?
     
  3. TerryD

    TerryD Total Tease Supporting Member

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    Check around your oil filter. If the filter adapter/ cooler gasket finally blew out it would cause something like this and it would be low.

    It could be the transmission cooler but are you low on ATF?
     
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  4. Murdoch

    Murdoch Bought an X

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    I haven't checked the anti freeze, but i will after work. Thanks
     
  5. jsexton

    jsexton Wheeling Supporting Member

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    if it's clear but oily, it might be transmission fluid. i'd check to make sure none of of the hoses came off around the transmission cooler and radiator.
     
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  6. 11ORX

    11ORX Test Drive

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    Take a white paper towel and soak some of it up. As the fluid spreads into the towel you should be able to determine the color of the fluid without the dirt contamination.
     
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  7. Murdoch

    Murdoch Bought an X

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    Got it to the shop.
    It's a coolant leak.
    Thanks guys for your valuable input...
     
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