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new truck- Lower Rad. hose water outlet leaking

Just got a 93 W250 last night, drove it home an hour, drove it all around today and took it to pickup a car tonight and backed into the driveway, idled a min then shut off and got out, heard a dripping sound, its coolant and coming from the lower water outlet that the radiator hose attaches to, but its leaking from where that mounts. Should be an easy fix, remove and reseal it, but I've never ever seen one leak there or heard of it.

Anyway otherwise love the truck. Its fairly solid, beat up but not rotted out. I got it for a work truck so the crew cab can relax and so I can get work done on it this summer (body work). The trailer is a 24' gooseneck and the load is 3k-6k lbs of scrap metal (usually cars). The crew with A518 and 3.07's and 285/75 tires is pretty tall geared around town with that load although it is perfect for driving around empty (which is what I built it for originally). This 93 is a LE Club Cab long bed 4x4 5 speed with new clutch, brakes and U joints supposedly. Already had gooseneck hitch, but ball needed replaced so I did that and changed the trailer plugs to match mine, they were 5 round I use 7 round. And the front driver cab mount broke so I fixed it with a piece of plate. The interior is in pretty fair shape, the trucks just ugly on the outside but it runs great. Has a HX35 on it with wastegate removed, pump turned up, and 3.54 gears. it rolls out great! Has tons of leaf springs on it, can't hardly stand to drive it empty but man it is setup great for towing the trailer, it pulls it better loaded than the crew does empty, like 3x better. With the big springs and all it feels like you're driving a big straight truck because even loaded its stiff as a board. Oh its a lot quieter too!!! Much much much quieter, cuz the crew has no insulation (another thing that needs done).

I gotta say the HX35 is great for towing!!!!!! Tuesday night I almost put a 35 on the crew cab but couldn't make myself spend the money. Now that it won't be the primary tow rig I probably will just stick with the H1C, but the 35 is calling my name LOL

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Water pump carnage

Upon further investigation this morning, it wasn't the lower outlet leaking, it was the water pump (of course this being after I was refilling the radiator from re-sealing the lower outlet)...... Yea you probably should wait until daylight to diagnose a leak, instead of using a flashlight at night LOL.....

Anyway here's the old pump.... the bearings were nearly gone in it....
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hey-Hey!!!,
The pump on my 1990 went bad a bit ago. Bearings were fine, but the seal went from sealing to leaking badly in no time at all. Been razzing the 6.7 guys about how easy *MY* pump was to replace( there is very little room on the new V-8's and the pump is under a bit ov stuff ).
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1990 D250, NV5600, 16cm housing, PAC brake, TST Kit KDP tab, Powr-Lok'd 3.07, HX35....IC soon
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