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All injector sleeves replaced but seeing some diesel in coolant

Hi, I have a 2002 7.3l powerstroke with 172,000 miles and just had all the injector sleeves replaced and the radiator flushed. I'm still seeing and smelling diesel in the coolant tank. Also a very tiny bit of black film. The repair is only about a week old and it was done by a Ford dealership. Is this normal after this type of repair and do I need to have it flushed again? Any help would be greatly appreciated. The truck is running great by the way but this is bugging me and I don't want to screw it up.
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Thinking it may just be residule and needs flushed again.
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probably need to hotwash it as the diesel is oil based and must have heat to help "cut" the oily substances. you're right, seems like residual.
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Give it a week or so, but cups are finicky at best, the area has to be so clean when they're installed and its extremely frustrating.

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I have only put about 20 or so miles on it since the repair. Will it cause issues to drive it like this? Should I drain the coolant and put new in before driving? Sorry for all the questions but I don't want to screw something up.
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I drove it into town and back today about a 20 mile round trip. I noticed when I got home that the coolant level is well above the max fill line and it was just a fuzz under before I started it. It looks like it was leaking a bit out around the cap and down the back side of the coolant tank. I can see a small hole on the lip around the filler neck that it looks to be coming from. I'm starting to worry that I bought a problem. I just bought this truck a week ago and the dealer did all the work before we looked at it.
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Don't know if you got the problem solved, but 02 was doing the same thing and it was the oil cooler bad o rings letting oil into anti freeze.
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