November 22, 2011so last January I put a body lift in my truck with no issues.
but since then I have been reading about people with radiator leaks. and most of them have put body lifts in their trucks.
which then mine started to leak. I though that the hose clamps may need to be tweaked since the weather is getting colder.
but then I thought, what if the radiator is having problems? there was a thread on another site about the radiator being a composite, the tanks are plastic and the core is metal.
to put them together they use a crimp seal with O-rings installed between them.
so did the factory hose put undue stress on this tank on the radiator?
off to the parts store to see if I could get a universal hose that is not molded to fit a certain way on the truck.
the top hose is the factory hose that is molded to fit one way on the radiator.
the bottom hose is the universal hose which can be moved to any shape you need.
after working on getting the hose into place on the truck the way the factory hose was installed, I realized I needed to find a new route to make it work better.
so there was some space between the a/c line and the alt. that I could squeeze it into with out too much of an issue. seems to have taken some pressure off the end tank on the radiator.
which made it a direct fit to the thermostat housing. and a lot cleaner hook up.
now I`m just watching to see if it solves my leaking issue.
I added some antifreeze to the over flow reservoir last night because I for got to when I did this repair on Sunday.
then it started raining which makes it hard to tell if the leak stopped. but we will keep an eye on it when the weather clears up.