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Old 12-22-2014, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
Sweet Mercy
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Re: Sweet sweet smell

I smell it coming through the grill when I turn the truck off. When I open the hood and smell around the front of the rad, I don't smell it. I do smell it like it's coming through the top rad hose and the small hose on the passenger side that connects to the throttle body. It's like the hoses are "bleeding" coolant but no visible leaks, no residue that I can see anywhere.

Originally Posted by mendonsy View Post
If the coolant level is still dropping slowly it has to be a leak somewhere (I know, that's obvious). The level in the reserve tank will change with temperature so always do your comparisons at the same temp, either a hot or a cold engine.
If the smell is primarily in the area of the radiator you need to eliminate that as a possibility. Radiator leaks aren't all that common but unfortunately they do happen.

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