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post #1 of 7 Old 10-07-2011, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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Think My Headgasket is Going

Today I took my radiator cap off and I had a black film on the cap. So I cleaned it off and went for a drive and came back and let it cool and there was black film on the cap again. I then left the cap off and ran the truck for awhile and I could see and oily film skittering back and forth in the coolant. Has anyone done a head gasket on their 7.3? Mine has 225,000 miles. Its pretty much stock except for a superchip, intake and a downpipe. Whats your guys's thoughts. Should I keep running it or fix it or sell it? Will I run into problems right away?

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Start with injector cups. The head gasket on the 7.3 usually stays put unlike the 6.0.

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your oil cooler is bad my 7.3 did the same thing. your injector cups would let diesel not oil into your coolant.

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How big of a job is it to swap the oil cooler?

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AFE Cold Air Intake
Superchip
3'' DP

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Most likely the o rings have gone bad,you don't have to replace it .Look underneath the left exhaust manifold and you will see the cooler with the oil filter mounted to one side and the block heater is also mounted in it too.5 bolts,wiggle it out .There many good write ups on this.Cooler repair kit around 60 bucks at Ford

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Ok. Thanks a lot

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