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Old 04-06-2010, 06:29 PM
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Coolant in Oil

Did an oil change on my 7.3 today...as soon as I cracked the old filter, I saw some green stuff dripping down. Not a whole lot, but enough to tell it was coolant

I had noticed the coolant level was lower than usual, but here is the situation as most of you know...truck was rolled in January has seen maybe 200 miles in the span of 2 months.

My buddy that works at Ford as a tech thinks it could be a cracked oil cooler.

What do you guys think? am I looking at a head gasket, or is this normal for the truck being upside down for a split second?

oh and there are no changes in performance, and no weird smoke coming from exhaust.
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I've never heard of the oil cooler cracking, but when they blow an o-ring, you can get oil-coolant mixing. Here is the site for a rebuild kit:

Replacement O-rings for Ford Diesel Engines
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Old 04-06-2010, 07:07 PM
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Cool, thanks for that link. Maybe that's what he meant. Then again, he's used to working on sixleakers
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hey this has nothing to do with ur problem sry i have no answers but what all did u have to get to do the body conversion on ur truck it looks good.
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hey this has nothing to do with ur problem sry i have no answers but what all did u have to get to do the body conversion on ur truck it looks good.
Thanks...pretty simple really:

-07 bumper w/ top trim
-07 headlights
-07 grille

and finally cutout the headerpanel to have the 07 headlights fit properly. and you'll need a pigtail/harness to upgrade to the news heads.
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Old 04-06-2010, 07:29 PM
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so u used the same hood and fenders
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so u used the same hood and fenders
yup, those are all the same. The 08-10 conversions are a whole different story though. But if you're talking about my 07 conversion yeah that's all ya need
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oil cooler bad i had mine replaced it had oil in the coolant but i have heared i can go the other way and get coolant in the oil.
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