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Check your COOLANT RECOVERY Line!!

Discussion in 'Ford F-150 Raptor General Discussions [GEN 2]' started by HotLap, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. HotLap

    HotLap Full Access Member

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    All, hoping this is just a "one-off" but take a minute to check the coolant tank recovery line (right side when facing the engine). It drops from the right side of the tank and connects right below the Throttle body. Super easy to see with a small flashlight. Mine had been leaking/seeping for some time and you can easily see the orange coolant running down the engine. Would have been a show stopper had that line failed while driving. FYI my 2018 Raptor is about 10 mos old and has 7300 miles...thinking it's been leaking since I drove it home.

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    Did you check the level of the coolant regularly and notice it drop?

    Mine (2019) goes from Max to below Min in about 1500 miles. I could not see any leaks, but did not check/see this hose you pointed out. The truck has now 8900km (ca. 5500 miles) and it is at the dealer now for the first oil change.

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  3. jabroni619

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    It's not a leak. Your Raptor is shedding tears because you hardly drive it.
     
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    Actually I did have to top off the coolant tank a couple of times added about 4oz. twice and a couple of times could have sworn I was smelling coolant (after driving on a hot day). Never did leak enough to cause a drip under the truck and nothing obvious. Finally found it as I was checking out the lines I'll need to disconnect to install my new Mishimoto coolant recovery tank. Your level looks way lower than mine ever did, I'd definitely check for leaks...good luck!
     
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    Thanks, it is at the dealer/workshop now. Warranty, should not be any problem.
    Anyway, it is nice to see on forums like these probable causes of such leaks. I myself did not see / find any leakage, will check with the dealer next week if they found something.
     
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    In my case it was the waterpomp leaking, will be replaced under warranty.
    (I claimed loss of coolant from the beginning and the truck is now 2 months old.)
     

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