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Old 01-06-2018, 04:20 PM   #1
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Extreme Cold Temperature and Antifreeze Leak

I noticed I had two antifreeze leaks on my MH recently and I am wondering if perhaps the extremely cold weather may be the cause of this? Like so many places the weather has been terrible of late. Around the 1st. of the year the temperature reached a minus 12 degrees and stayed around zero for the high temperatures for several days. I crawled under my MH and I noticed that my lower radiator was leaking some antifreeze around the top hose clamp. As for the other leak I could not really see anything where it is possible leaking. During the past few winters we have hardly even been below zero. Obviously this is of great concern to me but I was just wondering if anyone else may have experienced something like this on their Ford V8 460 during this extreme cold spell?
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I noticed I had two antifreeze leaks on my MH recently and I am wondering if perhaps the extremely cold weather may be the cause of this? Like so many places the weather has been terrible of late. Around the 1st. of the year the temperature reached a minus 12 degrees and stayed around zero for the high temperatures for several days. I crawled under my MH and I noticed that my lower radiator was leaking some antifreeze around the top hose clamp. As for the other leak I could not really see anything where it is possible leaking. During the past few winters we have hardly even been below zero. Obviously this is of great concern to me but I was just wondering if anyone else may have experienced something like this on their Ford V8 460 during this extreme cold spell?
Tighten all your hose clamps a smigen , should do it.. so cold that every joint/connection shrinks just a bit more than normal.
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Yes it is normal. Like said above just tighten the clamps a bit.
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Last May I was loosing up to 1/2 gal of coolant a day. (series 60) stressed me out until one cool morning while parked on concrete I saw it pouring out from a low clamp,
Put on a second clamp and tightened both - no more stress
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Metal shrinks, rubber gets hard and the drip begins. ..tighten clamp a bit. Just did mine.
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Yeah, that's what I'm going to try do is to tighten the hose clamps. Weather is still pretty chilly but better today than the past few days. Hopefully I can get to the clamps from underneath the MH okay. Not much wiggle room with the tire being in the way. May remove the doghouse and try from the top. I did have new radiator/heater hoses put on a couple of years ago but did not have any leaks up until now but the weather never really got down to the -12 degrees and stay there this long until now. Thanks everyone for the input. Stay WARM.
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