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post #1 of 24 Old 02-14-2011, 05:16 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, someone crush my soul.

Ok, so I am just verifying what I am pretty sure I already know... Here is whats going on. I have searched, and see alot of people talk about white residue around the coolant cap and whatnot, but does it mean when your coolant bottle is full of diesel fuel? I am pretty sure that I know the answer (head gaskets), but before I go nuts, I just wanted to see if anyone else has experienced this. The EGR has been deleted already...perhaps it wasn't done right? I don't know, but I am already prepared for the worst. A diesel tech friend of mine wondered about the possibility of a cracked injector cup (He is a CAT tech), but I don't know. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys!
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It doesn't take long before my cooling system is running exclusively diesel fuel...
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Injector Cups

Well the CAT tech is probably right.. When the injector cups crack or fail it will fill the cooling system with diesel. I hear there is a way to replace them without pulling the heads. I will try to find the link for the tools and procedures.
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Well, injector cups are certainly cheaper than a head gasket job (assuming I can do it without pulling the heads), however, I fear that if I don't do the head gaskets, I am on borrowed time. Thoughts?
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The injector cups are one possible cause, but more likely its something else. Something more serious than the cups and more serious than head gaskets: cracked heads.
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The injector cups are one possible cause, but more likely its something else. Something more serious than the cups and more serious than head gaskets: cracked heads.
Fantastic.
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Sorry about your situation. Might want to send a private message to m-chan68. Very respected tech here.

http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/pri...=newpm&u=35995

Here are some other links:

Diesel Fuel in Coolant Overflow Bottle - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

Diesel Fuel in Coolant Recovery Bottle
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F my life.
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Well, the good news is that there are A LOT of 6.0's being parted out and you can likely find a set of used heads for a lot less than new ones.

Sorry to be the one to break the bad news.
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when you noticed the white residue did you notice any loss of power? or ny other problems?...
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