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Coolant issue post delete
Alright so as the title states I am having a bit of a coolant issue after I did my Sinister delete. I'll give you guys a play by play of what happened and hopefully I can get this fixed since tomorrow I'm supposed to go on a road trip with the wife four states away.
So I installed the sinister delete and I purchased this kit cause I felt a little bit better having a hose on my coolant lines as opposed to a plug might not matter but even placebo effects are nice every now and then haha. I did the flo-pro dpf delete pipe only as well not sure if this would affect it.
Okay First thing when I did pop out the coolant line to the EGR Cooler I did not realize that there was a second connection just below the Cooler line and I had a fair amount of coolant come out of there less than a quart I think.
Second thing is that I believe what I loaded for a tune was Mild Tune No ATT Street Setting timing on 3 with NC Timing Tune. So I took it out for a maintenance run. Noticed that the temperature was jumping and not steadily rising. Unfortunately for me I don't have much neighborhood roads and live right off the interstate so I warmed up the truck to 140 and then hit the road towards town/Wal-Mart incase anything happened. Well temps started going towards 220-225(all temps will be coolant temps don't have EGT monitor) so I just eased off to 60-65 and continued towards wal-mart. (Mind you I did not drain the coolant as per the instructions since I read on here that not much comes out so I figured go to wal-mart and buy some coolant)
When I got to Wal-mart I popped the hood and the supplied hose adapter came off the original coolant line to the cooler on the side without a clamp with an O-Ring. It is not possible to get a clamp on that side, that being said I have no idea how much coolant sprayed around there but there was coolant everywhere and some steam coming off the engine.
I proceeded to buy some gloves and reconnected the line and topped off a bit coolant since it was marginally below the minimum line on the return trip to the house (about 7 miles) temps spiked as high as 235-237. When I popped the hood the coolant tank was almost empty. So I filled it to the Min line.
Afterwards I bumped back the tune to Mild thinking that maybe I might of had too much of a tune at first so today I have driven around and its driven fine temps are normal and runs like a dream but I've opened that hood twice and the coolant tank is almost empty again and I have dropped in a whole gallon in so far.
At this point I'm not sure what the problem is whether I just need to keep topping off the coolant until it settles since it doesnt seem to be leaking anywhere cause there isnt a fresh stain on the driveway. I am using just the normal Prestone 50/50 mix in is it possible that that is the problem? Any help is appreciated thanks!
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2012 Ram 2500 Mega 4x4 Big Horn 3.73 Auto Flo-Pro DPF Delete Pipe, Sinister EGR/Cooler Delete, H&S XRT Pro and GDP CCV Delete "I used to own a Ford, but I traded it in for a dog since I was tired of walking alone."