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Old 01-31-2011, 04:21 AM
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I have a 93 IDI 7.3 Ford F350, 240,000+ miles, last night I checked the radiator coolant level and the coolant was covered with a black sludge, the first thing I did was check the oil and it looked normal as it always did, could this be caused from a fuel leak or a cylinder problem. I am new to diesels so I need some help.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:03 AM
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could this be a problem with the oil cooler?
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when you start it cold does the radiator hose get hard, does it puke coolant when you romp on it? if it does its your head gaskets.

If not its more than likely your oil cooler gaskets
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Doesn't puke only seeps oil into the cooling system. Trying to make contact with Weller truck parts, understand they re-manufacture these coolers.
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My bet is the oil cooler.
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Old 02-05-2011, 06:49 PM
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Got one coming from "viking truck & auto" in Ca. at a good price, under a $100 shipped.
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:55 AM
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how was the oil cooler change out? it can be a PITA.
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:28 AM
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Paid a local shop $300 to do the job as I didn't feel like getting an oil/coolant bath while laying on cold concrete, was there while he did it and glad it was him not me.
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:11 AM
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Truck has been done for a couple weeks now and the problem seems to be solved. Next question, does anyone make a dropped spindle for the 1980-1996 F-350 frame, I need to lower this thing about 2in all the way around.
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