Truck overheats after something blew
So the other night I was on the highway and some lady in front of my kept driving slow and switching lanes cutting me off. So I put my foot down on the gas and floored it past her. I saw a little liquid shoot out the side of my hood cover, but I figured I'd keep going. I got about 4 more miles, then I noticed my engine temp gauge going up, so I pulled over and let it cool for about 30 minutes. There was a ton of white steam/smoke coming out near the thermostat, but it did not appear to be the thermostat itself. I made it home without it overheating, but it was close. The day after I drove it to the shop to have it checked out. I would do it myself, but I just don't have the time right now.
The shop won't be able to look at it till Monday, so I am stuck anxiously waiting what may have gone wrong, and how much it will cost me.
The few symptoms I have since this happened:
-When I set the fan to high heat, it blows very cold air
-slight ticking sound I can hear that increased with speed
-It overheats about 10-15 minutes from a cold start doing street driving
-No fluid loss from my reservoir
-I checked the dip stick, and there is no milky color oil. It looks like perfectly clean oil. (Hoping it's not my head gasket blown)
Any ideas what may have gone wrong?
2005 Ford Ranger FX4/4.0/Automatic
BFG KM2 Mudders 33x12.5 on MT 15x8 Classic II's
SCT X3 tune by Rogue Performance
Last edited by Lammchop1993; 05-09-2015 at 09:22 PM.