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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-07-2018, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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1997 7.3l overheating

What’s up guys, I have a 1997 F350 7.3l and it’s starting to overheat and piss coolant out of the top of the reservoir. Before it was a milkshaky brown but I replaced the oil cooler and gaskets, replaced the radiator, and cleaned out the reservoir, got everything back together and she fired up, but after 5-10 minutes of driving the temperature gauge startes to get pretty high and it starts pissing coolant. Anybody have any ideas, thanks in advance.

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Re: 1997 7.3l overheating

You might have a air lock in the radiator.

How much coolant did you put back into the system? Have you tried to run it for a while with the recovery tank cap off?

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Re: 1997 7.3l overheating

Mine has done that there is a plug down on the water pump next to the thermostat. pop it open and should release the air lock.

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Where is the airlock at on the water pump exactly? I’m going to check it when I get off.
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Re: 1997 7.3l overheating

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Where is the airlock at on the water pump exactly? Iím going to check it when I get off.
its a little plug with a 1/4 square drive in it I used 1/4 extension and ratchet to take it out.

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