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Old 08-13-2012, 02:24 PM
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Damage from seriously overfilling crankcase?

Had been having trouble with no throttle issues on my 04 6.0 and it finally left me stranded about 1/2 mile from a Ford dealer so I let them work on it. Turned out to be a frayed wire but while they had it I had the leaking intercooler removed, egr deleted, and they changed the oil....I thought!!

It ran rough but the tech said it would smooth out after a few hundred miles. Took it back at about 700 miles cause it felt like it was fighting itself at low rpm. They said it was because of fuel pump (20 psi) and injector issues. I put a new pump on and decided to try some Hot Shot's Secret on the injectors but by this time I've got 1700 miles since they worked on it so I figured fresh oil was in order along with the Hot Shot's.

When I went to change it I found over 7 gallons of oil in that motor. OK, I know it's on me to check but this was from a dealer and the bigger issues were what I thought was contributing to the problem. Apparently they added oil but forgot to drain the old out.

Now my question...It seems to be running fine now but what damage was done while I was running around for all those miles with that much oil in it? I haven't gone back to them yet cause I wanted some input on any damage that might not show up right away. Don't really want them going any where near it any more but want them to be accountable if it's going to cause me problems.
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:29 PM
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your going to have alot of trouble getting them to admit they are accountable especially since its been 1700 miles.
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:58 PM
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It probably didn't hurt anything but you're lucky it didn't run away
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The real question should be was it all oil or was it diluted with fuel, which might go along with their injectors issue diagnosis.
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:50 AM
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I am very suprised it didn't ooze out of every orfice on that engine. I too think you will have no adverse effects. Your running problem came from air being whipped into the oil and your injectors not working properly. I've seen it with as little as 2 quarts overfilled do that. AND YOU NEED TO CHECK OIL MORE OFTEN!!!!!
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:56 PM
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Thanks guys...the lack of lube created by having the air in the oil was my worry.

There was no fuel in the oil dannyboy...thankfully! It seems to be running good now, the shaking at low rpm must have been the poor thing trying to slog thru that lake of oil. I wouldn't have thought it could even hold that much.

Didn't check the oil because it's never used a bit and I've had it since it was new and it's only at 91,000 now. Who'd a thought that the "professionals" would mess up that bad. Unfortunately, although this truck's been well maintained the whole time it's left me stranded on the side of the road more times than you can count on both hands.

Hey Sinner6.0 - When you said I was lucky it didn't run away were you crackin one or could that really cause a run away condition? The SeaFoam recommended draining the diesel out of the filter bowl & putting in their product to flush the fuel side of the injectors but I was worried that could cause problems...your thoughts?
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