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Old 11-12-2012, 01:21 PM
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Scared...whats this smell ????

hey guys,
just bought a 2007 f350 a couple days ago, put about 150 miles on it so far,
im fixinf to take it on a 300 mile round trip tomorrow so i thought i would change all the filters and oil......
when i checked the coolant tank i noticed it smelled like Karoseen ? also looked like stuff might of been flaoting in it.......the stuff looked like it was the same color ?

where do u think the smell came from, i have had no prob driving the last couple days...do u think its safe to take on this trip ???

thanks for your help...
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:48 PM
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Possibly a head gasket issue? Combustion gases in the coolant?
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:21 PM
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Fuel in the coolant, injector cup problem, or cracked head. Not good.

Sent from my phone that somebody didn't help me get.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:44 PM
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Any possibility to take a picture of the coolant for us to take a look? Maybe the coolant is way past overdue and needs a complete flush of the system.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:03 PM
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thanks guys, i hope it just needs a flush ? it looks the right color but u can just see some darker swirls (of the same color ) in it....just has a funky karoseen smell to it...? runs fine, just hope i dont go on this trip and something happen ?
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I wish you the best but keep us informed if anything happens.
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If it has a kerosene smell to it than you most likely have cracked heads at the fuel rails or leaking injector cups. Either way you aren't looking at a quick easy fix.
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If your going on that trip I would recomend picking up a scangaugeII or other monitor and keep a close eye on your temps. Mebe even stop every couple of hundred miles and let it cool down and check your fluids.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:58 PM
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well the 300 mile round trip went fine, runs perfect, but i def have fuel in the coolant,

im not a 6.0 guy and someone told me it could be the fuel heater ? make sense ?

how expensive do u guys think this is gonna hit me up, would i be better just getting rid of the truck ?

thanks for your opinion.......

i dont owe on the truck but dont want to put 6 grand in it either ?
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:21 PM
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There isn't a fuel heater on these trucks. You either have a cracked head or a loose/cracked injector cup.
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