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Old 10-08-2010, 07:38 AM
sritter sritter is offline
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Age: 40
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Vehicle: 2006 Ram 1500
Trim Level: Laramie
Color: Black
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
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Default Coolant dissappearing

It's been one week today since I picked up my '06 1500 with the 5.7.

When I brought it home the first day I noticed the coolant reserve tank was basically empty.

I filled it up and have noticed that I am loosing coolant somewhere.

The reserve goes down about an inch a day.

The oil looks good. The radiator is full. I've looked around the front of the engine area above and from underneath and can't find any leaks. The truck is garaged and their is nothing on the floor. It drives fine, the heat works, etc. It doesn't over heat, I noticed the temp guage's routine seem to be to warm up to the half way mark and then kick down a bit and stay there.

There is a coolant smell after driving the truck and pulling into the garage.

The Chevy dealer I bought it from (hey, it was hard to find the truck I wanted) said they replaced the water pump. I'd rather not have to go back as they are pretty far away, and well, a Chevy dealer.

Thanks for your help.
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