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Old 01-28-2014, 12:43 PM
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Mechanic Hydroliced 7.3, I now have a leak?

Diesel shop replaced injectors. Upon start up, it "Hydroliced." Blew the wire off starter. He replaced wire and it started eventually.

Now I have a major oil leak dripping out the front drivers side area.

By not getting all the oil out of the cylinders, causing it to hydrolic, could this cause an oil leak some wear in the oil system?

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Old 02-10-2014, 08:09 AM
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He didn't take out the glow plugs and turn it over by hand then by the starter before reinstalling glow plugs?
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It had new glow plugs and harness from another shop. Don't think he had those out at all? Anyway, the oil pattern in the morning, in the snow, looks like a spray pattern/puddle. I $
I wonder now if this actually happening when I start it up? What do you suppose happened?

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Old 02-10-2014, 09:25 AM
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Yeah you have to remove the glow plugs to avoid hydro locking the engine from the oil. It can and will bend rods. I'd say your leak it from a bad valve cover gasket. Check the valley of your engine to see if it has oil in there cause it could be hpop related.
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Old 02-10-2014, 09:42 AM
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Could the hydrolicing cause any of this? I will check.

LN
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Old 02-10-2014, 09:50 AM
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Does the truck run "normal" ?
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a valve cover leak won't cause a spray pattern leak

take it back to the guys that did the work. if they hydrolocked it, any number of things could have happened. bent push rods, maybe a blown head gasket.

is the truck running ok otherwise?
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I would be a little hesitant on running it. Sounds like they don't know what they are doing. You can bend a rod by hydrolocking the motor.

Do you know if the oil was changed? Typically fuel will get in the oil.

Nail down where the oil is coming from. Could just be a valve cover not tightened down enough.
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I would be a little hesitant on running it. Sounds like they don't know what they are doing. You can bend a rod by hydrolocking the motor.

Do you know if the oil was changed? Typically fuel will get in the oil.

Nail down where the oil is coming from. Could just be a valve cover not tightened down enough.
I'd not run it no more till you find possible leak location
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Thanks, the owner is supposed to be in contact with me tomorrow.
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