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7.3 missing has hole in valve cover

Has anyone had this problem, we were drive our tuck about 40 miles a hour, Truck started to run ruff and leaking oil, found a hole in the valve cover and smoking some out of the exaused. didn't any noise before it started to run ruff.
any thoughts?
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??????? A PERFECT SIZED HOLE, OR A JAGGED HOLE THATS OBVIOUSLY NOT SUPPOSED TO BE THERE, LIKE A ROCKER, OR PUSHTUBE WENT THROUGH IT
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No the hole is smaller than a push rod.
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take a picture. Have the codes pulled.

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Hey Guy's, figured it out the glow plug unscrewed itself and hit the valve cover, Sure glade it didn't get in to the motor. 15 dollar fix. thanks to all!
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Hey Guy's, figured it out the glow plug unscrewed itself and hit the valve cover, Sure glade it didn't get in to the motor. 15 dollar fix. thanks to all!
never heard that one.
guess the glow plug wasn't tightened right? had it ever been replaced?



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never heard that one.
guess the glow plug wasn't tightened right? had it ever been replaced?
I'm with you. HTF did that happen? I guess it unscrewed and then blew out?

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I'm suprised it didn't take the threads with it, I would say you lucked out. I just can't see HTF it backed out with the lead plugged in and all,... was the lead intact? Maybe it was replaced, and never tightened or plugged in?

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We bought the truck used, it's running great now, took it for a 100 mile spin. with our fingers crossed!. We had a 96 ford do the same thing we couldn't figure it out so we sold it as is. now I wished we would of sold it, nowing now what was wrong with it. The 99 had the glow plug laying in half in the top of the head. the 97 must of blew it out of the valve cover.
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We bought the truck used, it's running great now, took it for a 100 mile spin. with our fingers crossed!. We had a 96 ford do the same thing we couldn't figure it out so we sold it as is. now I wished we would of sold it, nowing now what was wrong with it. The 99 had the glow plug laying in half in the top of the head. the 97 must of blew it out of the valve cover.
i'm kinda scared now
mine has 256k plus
hope mine doesn't shoot out too



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