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post #1 of 58 Old 06-20-2012, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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How long before the inevitable?

I have a genisys diagnostic tool by OTC. Plugged it up today to check my deltas....damn...

Ect-194

Eot - 245

Cruising at 60 unloaded. Cruise set. AC on. 85* ambient.

How long before the cooler clogs completely?

Were talking mid 40-60* deltas...

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You're plugged pretty completely now and you want to address this asap before it becomes more expensive for you.

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What's my best option aside of bulletproofing? I don't have 5k laying around right now. Flush?

Would this be covered under the warranty? I just bought the truck last week and one of the selling points was that it still had a few k miles of the 100k mile warranty available. The 5 years is up but there's 6k miles left. I called the service dept before checking my deltas just to ask about the warranty and the dealer I bought it from said if I had a problem they would have to determine IF it was covered under warranty.

The paperwork plainly said last Thursday (day I bought it) that it was still covered under warranty

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Replace the oil cooler, of course flushing first, but it's unlikely flushing will help in this case because of the large delta the cooler is likely pretty plugged up.

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If you have a warranty I would absolutely go that route, also if you just bought it (from a Ford dealer?) last week they should know better, so shame on them!

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Yes...it was classic ford in Smithfield nc

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Anyone ever had dealings with a vehicle that was out of warranty time but still under mileage?



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My deltas were only 25 apart and my cooler was 100% plugged. The oil cooler was packed to the top with brown sludge on the coolant side.

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what year is the truck and if the stock gauges are reading ok you may be SOL until something breaks!


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4/06

The coolant gague reads normal...but the genisys tells the tale.

With these deltas Id expect it to blow and still be within 100k miles...I'm at 95700 now.


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