Originally Posted by yenmaster
So i was cruising along the highway almost to where i needed to go and i heard a pop and looked back and i could not see anything but huge smoke trail or steam whichever. So i pulled over as soon as i could and shut the truck off. Let it cool down and checked the oil and nothing was on the dipstick then i checked the coolant and nothing in the coolant but some mud or something inside the cap?! It was empty also.
I trailered the truck an hour to the ford dealership and they just called me and said the radiator is done for, the fan clutch is goin out and they should just put in a new thermostat while they are at it. The total they told me for everything is $1200.00 FML!
So i think im gonna get the parts myself and do it. Is it worth me getting a good aftermarket radiator and electric fans or something on my truck or should i just get an OE replacement? Its a 3.slow so i dont know if its really worth it.
What you guys think? Do you think all it is the radiator or head gasket? What is a good replacement radiator?
Sounds like you heard the rear main seal pop to me. No oil on the dipstick yeah I would look there. The radiator probably just accidently found some road debris or it was defective one of the 2. Do it yourself. here's why: save alot of money. If you let the dealer do it, they just keep trying to upsell you on **** you don't really need and alot of those parts can be found in salvage yards across this great country of ours for nothing and next to nothing. The Ford dealer will do the repairs right yes, but they'll always try to sell you something you don't need and they do tend to take forever too.