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Mystery part???

Found something rattling around in my oil pan when i was changing the oil today. It was hell to get it fished out of the drain hole but now that i have it out i have no idea what it is. Any idea's?
Truck is a 94 f250 7.3 IDI with factory turbo.
BTW the end that's goofed up is tapered. The boogering was from me trying to get it out.





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Found something rattling around in my oil pan when i was changing the oil today. It was hell to get it fished out of the drain hole but now that i have it out i have no idea what it is. Any idea's?
Truck is a 94 f250 7.3 IDI with factory turbo.
BTW the end that's goofed up is tapered. The boogering was from me trying to get it out.




Looks like a flex rod from your flux capacitor. Sorry, I couldn't resist. Hopefully someone (who isn't a smarta**) can come up w/an answer for ya.

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I was going to say it looks like an updated oil feed line for a 6.0. Then I saw what section this was in...I've only had my hands in a few 7.3's and they've been from 99-03's so I wish I could further enlighten you!


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I was going to say it looks like an updated oil feed line for a 6.0. Then I saw what section this was in...I've only had my hands in a few 7.3's and they've been from 99-03's so I wish I could further enlighten you!
My fear is that its an oil squirter for something that's now not getting squirted.
It looks like removing the oil pan on that pig is going to be difficult. I havent had to remove it before and im not sure if i can without lifting the engine a little.

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Is there any way that could be the remains of a push rod? lol


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Is there any way that could be the remains of a push rod? lol
The outside diameter of the tube is only about 3/16. Too small for a pushrod. That and the truck still starts and runs like a top with good oil pressure.

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Yeah I figured you would have mentioned that your truck had run issues but you never know. I had all night to kill babysitting a drunk and googled your issue for a quite a while but no jackpot. Know any old Ford mechanics that could maybe tell you?


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Yeah I figured you would have mentioned that your truck had run issues but you never know. I had all night to kill babysitting a drunk and googled your issue for a quite a while but no jackpot. Know any old Ford mechanics that could maybe tell you?
I only know one guy who is pretty knowledgeable on the idi's but last i talked to him his health was not so good and he's hard to get a hold of.

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That's too bad


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Thats an oil cooling jet that cools the bottom of your pistons. Oil is pushed throught the tube and sprayed on the bottom of the piston to cool it after the combustion stroke. They bolt to the side of the block by the pan and spray oil onto the piston where the wrist pin is on the piston. I Have seen them in Cat Engines. Should you Replace it? If it were me and it was easy to drop the pan YEA! but i doubt that it is easy to drop it so its your call but i wouldn't loose too much sleep over it if i were not pulling hard with it. just my 2 pennies.

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