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Old 12-01-2013, 08:49 AM
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Exclamation 7.3 Powerstroke Coolant in Oil

Just bought a 01 powerstroke from a local guy that has 223k mi. I paid 3500 for it because he needed it gone it runs just fine no smoke, miss, or anything like that. Couldnt find any visible cracks in block etc.. There is Coolant in the oil what could this be if there is no headgasket symptoms and it runs fine? Its been parked in my barn since I've got it and I'm ready to get it out and goin!
Possible causes....
Oil cooler?
Headgasket even though it runs fine?
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:28 AM
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Its a slight head gasket issue. Or a small crack in the block somewhere. Not saying thats what it actually is, but its possible.

You can buy a short block assembly from blackwater for $3100. For what u paid for the truck its still worth it.

Oil cooler would be oil in degas bottle.
Injector cups would be the same or fuel in coolant.

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Old 12-05-2013, 06:26 PM
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Headgaskets? or a cracked block, one or the other!
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:48 PM
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If there's no oil in the degas bottle, it could just be a silly mistake such as leaking coolant into the front cover from the hose when pulling the HPOP...

I certainly don't know anyone who would've done that...

Not saying that it's a major possibility, but a possibility, nevertheless. Unless, of course, the problem occurs after an oil change. Then I would probably side with the guys above. HG's or a cracked block.
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