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Old 03-05-2013, 05:10 PM
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Angry 2000 7.3 coolant leak at the timing cover

Has anyone out there had any experience fixing this problem without pulling the motor ? Right now it is a slow leak. Mechanic confirmed the location. We are trying to see if there is any way to do this without pulling the motor. Thanks.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:28 PM
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Newbie here I recently bought a 2001 7.3 and dropped it off at the shop for them to look at and noticed a leak that looks to be coming from the bottom of the water pump
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:48 PM
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Wish mine was just the water pump. Mine is losing a few ounces a day,but will get worse. The mechanic was getting together a price list on parts and was going to do some research to see if there was a way to do the job without pulling the motor.
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2000 7.3 coolant leak at the timing cover

If he is willing to do the oil pan in chassis then yes. Although unless it is someone you really trust is capable of doing it right the first time I would pull the engine and be done with it.cleaning the block in chassis is a chore and to be honest the whole process is a bear!!! Plus if too much silicone can cause damage to engine if it does get into oil pan and pickup tube. Make sure navistar grey silicone is used on pan and go ahead and replace oil dipstick parts in oil pan while its apart!!if it was me I would pull engine and make sure it's done right. Labor would be more if you we're to ask me to do in chassis anyways! Engine is VERY easy to remove.


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How many hours labor am I looking at for this repair realistically ? I had the same thought on the pan as my dipstick needs replacement.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:38 PM
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2000 7.3 coolant leak at the timing cover

I'll check lbr in the morning once at work. It's Been a couple of yrs but I'm thinking around 20 hrs. Is it auto or manual?


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It is an auto.Thanks.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:22 AM
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2000 7.3 coolant leak at the timing cover

Book time is 14.3 plus any addons in the way of getting engine out plus diag


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