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Old 02-29-2008, 03:43 PM
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ford's diagnosis...oil cooler leaks

well, i got the recall done today and ford did a free inspection. Of course the water pump is leaking again. i changed it about a year and a half ago, good thing i got the lifetime warrany so that's not a big deal.

ford did say that the oil cooler is leaking. the gasket/o-ring kit from ford is $120

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1. anyone know of a cheaper kit

2. how hard is it to do, is there a write up/how-to anywhere
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You keeping an eye on your coolant additives and using test strips? I hear if you put too much in it then it can make seals fail.
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i'm due for the additive, but not overdue. i put in 8 oz every 15k. i have never tested the coolant. when i bought the truck in may 05 i did a complete fluid swap including the coolant.
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1. anyone know of a cheaper kit

2. how hard is it to do, is there a write up/how-to anywhere
oil cooler gasket/0-rings
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Old 03-02-2008, 04:57 PM
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what coolant additive

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You keeping an eye on your coolant additives and using test strips? I hear if you put too much in it then it can make seals fail.
what additives are you guy talking about?? and what year trucks do you have to use them in ?????
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what additives are you guy talking about?? and what year trucks do you have to use them in ?????

Ford recommends running a coolant additive in our trucks. I know the 7.3's need it, but not sure about the 6.0 or 6.4.
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Ford recommends running a coolant additive in our trucks. I know the 7.3's need it, but not sure about the 6.0 or 6.4.
do you just get the test strips and additive at Napa or is it dealer only ??
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Old 03-02-2008, 05:10 PM
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i would assume you can get the test strips at any parts store, but i get the ford powerstroke coolant additive from Ford.

this is good info, but we're getting a little off topic, sorry.

2 questions:

1. anyone know of a cheaper kit

2. how hard is it to do, is there a write up/how-to anywhere
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Old 03-03-2008, 06:48 PM
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ford's diagnosis

any takers on that answer for the oil cooler? looking for a cure for the same problem. thanks to all
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Old 03-03-2008, 06:53 PM
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Check with your local International dealer. They tend to be much less expensive. As for opening it up it's a couple of hour job to get it apart clean it and back together. The worst part is cleaning everything up and getting the caps back on.

Buy yourself some good petrolium jelly and they slide on a little easier. It really isn't to hard at all to do. I think the last one I did the orings were a few dollors and the gasket kit was 20.00 or so.

Good luck I think you should be able to get this repair done on your own.
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