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Old 12-20-2011, 05:47 PM
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buddy of mine has an 01 f350 with 7.3 powerstroke. he recently found diesel in the radiator and brought it to a mechanic who qouted him almost right at 12,000 to change the engine.
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does the engine really need to be replaced?
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:21 PM
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Generally if there is fuel in the coolant, one or more injector cups (located in the heads) has cracked. Of course there are special tools required to remove and replace the cups. I would contact Jim at Rosewood Diesel for cups and the tools to do it. There was a good thread on this on TDS: "Fuel Injector cup replacement, Was FPR surprise".

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Old 12-20-2011, 06:22 PM
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Sounds like maybe injector cups, I wouldn't go pulling motors less it was seized or I was having something huge done.
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yeah, like they said, i would explore other options before replacing the motor. and 12k for a motor is bull ****. you can find full 7.3 motors everyday easy for under 1500.
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and 12k for a motor is bull ****.
The even stinkier BS is the diagnosis. Anyone who sees fuel in the coolant and immediately diagnoses serious engine damage, requiring replacement, should be kept as far away from diesel engines as possible.
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:13 AM
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i agree. he needs to take it to another shop and have a more educated diesel tech look at it.
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:22 AM
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Hell you can buy another one for 12k
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:26 AM
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or a few of them!!
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4 of them at what I paid for mine lmao
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