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Old 03-03-2012, 09:55 AM Rookie

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coolent in oil

I have a 2002 F350 7.3L with 223000 miles on the motor. My coolant level was low so I added some. After adding coolant I got more white exhaust smoke than normal. I have been told by the local ford dealer and a independent diesel repair shop in town that just to determine weather it is a head gasket, warped head, injector seal or cracked cylinder it will run $2,000 to $3,000 just to find out.

I have a couple of questions. Is there a way to determine where the coolant is getting in without tearing the motor down and if it is a cracked cylinder does the 7,3 have cylinder sleeves that can be replaced or is the motor done?
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:20 PM
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check your oil cooler if it goes bad it will let oil in the coolent or let coolent in your oil.
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:57 PM
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No they don't have sleeves but I have heard of guys putting one in but no more than than one
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