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Old 08-02-2013, 04:31 PM
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Location: Austin, TX
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Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Ram 1500
Trim Level: SLT
Color: Black
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
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Default Losing coolant, can't figure out where

I have a 4.7 with 112k. I've been mentally preparing myself for the day when new head gaskets would be needed, but I've been lucky so far.

I'm not having any problems with the truck, but about nine months ago I noticed that I was losing water. It needs about a quart every month or month and a half in the reservoir.

I cannot figure out why. No smoke, no water from the exhaust, its not getting hot, there's no water in the oil, no leaks that I can see, there's never a puddle on the ground, etc.

But a quart of water is going somewhere. Is this normal at this age or am I about to get a surprise. Should I be getting ready for some bad news?

2002 Dodge RAM 1500, 4.7, 2wd, Quadcab SLT, 100% Original Equipment.
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