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Old 04-10-2013, 10:20 AM
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Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: SLT - Quad Cab
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Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
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Originally Posted by moparman1001 View Post
Hello everyone. I have this ram that has lost a very small amount of water. Takes 6 months to need water with no visable leaks. It started running hot last summer if you had it idle for just a few minutes. Water has never come out of the radiator or overflow. I have to put water in it more often but not much. I took it to the shop I use and they could not find a problem. It also has lifter noise when first start it, goes away quickly. Any ideas anyone? Thanks in advance for any ideas.
Well first get a new radiator cap. A loose (or leaking) cap can mess with the boiling point and you will loose coolant from boiling with no clear sign of where it went. Second. Get a Block Tester. Its cheap and will tell you if you have combustion gases in your cooling system, this will rule out or comfirm a blown head gasket.
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