My 1996 f150 has a new issue. The water temperature gauge goes to the hot end and it smells like warm anti freeze. Water pump was replaced two years ago. Does the radiator need to be flushed?
Nothing like owning an old pickup, always something to tend too...Glad you found the problem and that it seemed like a simple fix. :bigthumb:Resolved this issue shortly after my first post. Thermostat was bad as was the old gasket and a small rubber hose. Replaced both now runs like a champ. Just have to fix an exhaust leak and the AC compressor now.