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post #1 of 19 Old 09-25-2009, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel in the radiator?

i think i have diesel in my radiator,,,is this a comon problem?
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post #2 of 19 Old 09-25-2009, 02:47 PM
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What year truck? If you have fuel in the coolant, sounds like headgaskets.

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If I aint mistaken fuel in the radiator on a 7.3 is indicative of a cracked injector cup. Head gasket would put water in the oil and compression into the radiator.
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my truck is a 02 f250 i have a predator hand held tunner, other then that it is 100% stock.

lately i have had some stalling issues. if i let the truck warm up for less then 10 minutes it will run and stall within 5 minutes. it will always start right back up if i pump the crap out of the throttle while i am turning it over.
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Do some research on it but injectors cups is what’s popping into my head.

I hope you got a set of gauges to go with that predator.
I have a predator and I really like it but she is a hot programmer and gauges are very necessary with it. Also I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night if I still had a stock intake on it. $40 DIY vs. possible $10,000 engine.

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i dont have any guages although i only run it on the first 2 stages. oh man i am scared now

it doesnt show a check engine light

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First two stages are still dangerous without gauges, ANY at all tuning needs gauges. Knowing what I know now I wouldn’t drive mine stock without gauges. Gauges cost around $300 for a full set, that’s cheap insurance when you start figuring what “could” happen.

The check engine light only comes on when the computer knows something is wrong. It will not come on for things the computer does not know about, like bad injector cup or dusted engine or fried tranny or melted turbo or melted piston, etc.
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sounds to me like injector cups.
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