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Are you slowly loosing coolant? Possible EGR cooler leak.

This is a discussion on Are you slowly loosing coolant? Possible EGR cooler leak. within the RAM 1500 General Discussion (Non Diesel) forums, part of the RAM 1500 (NON DIESEL) category; Originally Posted by roegs Are you taking it in for the dealer to check? No plan on going to dealer i will just add more ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by roegs View Post
    Are you taking it in for the dealer to check?
    No plan on going to dealer
    i will just add more when needed
    no issues with it really but it does make you wonder where it going

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptCliff View Post
    Found some interesting information from the Canadian car review show. Review of ecodiesel with GDE hot tune. This information came from GDE.
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    Maybe you need a new egr cooler.

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    Add mine to the list. Hopefully it will be easy to convince the dealer to fix. I am at 25,000 miles.

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    Does anyone know if you can avoid this by running the gde tune. I know it disables the egr but the coolant still flows through it correct?
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    Where is my coolant going? How do you define "slow"?
    A couple of weeks ago I noticed that the reservoir was about 1 inch below the seam of the tank. I have not been monitoring it regularly. I bought some MOPAR OAT coolant and added it up to the fill line, about one inch above the seam. Today and less than 100 miles since I added the coolant the level is down about one inch. It is now at the tank seam. I ran the engine with cardboard underneath but I have not noticed anything dripping. The EGR cooler looks nice and shiny brass. The truck is almost 30,000 miles on it. First major issue.
    Where is the coolant going?
    Tomorrow I call the dealer and get in line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBecoD View Post
    Does anyone know if you can avoid this by running the gde tune. I know it disables the egr but the coolant still flows through it correct?
    No GDE's tune well not fix a flawed egr cooler. It might temporarily band-Aid it. But it well not fix it or prevent its failure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TzarIgor View Post
    Where is my coolant going? How do you define "slow"?
    A couple of weeks ago I noticed that the reservoir was about 1 inch below the seam of the tank. I have not been monitoring it regularly. I bought some MOPAR OAT coolant and added it up to the fill line, about one inch above the seam. Today and less than 100 miles since I added the coolant the level is down about one inch. It is now at the tank seam. I ran the engine with cardboard underneath but I have not noticed anything dripping. The EGR cooler looks nice and shiny brass. The truck is almost 30,000 miles on it. First major issue.
    Where is the coolant going?
    Tomorrow I call the dealer and get in line.
    Coolant leaks internally within the EGR so you wouldn't see it from the exterior. Have the dealer pull and test and inspect it. Pressure testing is pretty much worthless if it's the EGR. If it's bad enough they can spot coolant in the intake.
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    Testing the egr cooler really is not difficult add some uv dye, top off the cooling system. Then drive the truck through a full drive cycle. Remove the egr diffuser tube and or egr up pipe. If the cooler is leaking one or both of them well glow under uv light.
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    Tell the dealer u want a exhaust gases test done on the coolant if it's positive it is only 2 things head gasket or get cooler leak I know from experience.

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    I scheduled an appointment with the dealer .. 4 week wait time just to look for where the coolant is disappearing! Then it will be parts order backlog, etc.
    In the meantime, I need to keep to topping off the reserve tank. Is there any approved coolant that I can buy at an auto parts store or Wal-Mart that is compatible to the MOPAR coolant? Has anyone tried Peak Global Lifetime 50/50 or Prestone Extended Life Cork Guard? They both claim to be MS-12106 compliant which is the only standard referenced in the RAM manual.

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