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Old 02-11-2007, 01:15 PM
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7.3L died 110 miles from town

I was driving my 01 7.3L at 65 cruise control. Check Engine light came on and lost power, pulled over and Ive got oil all over top side of motor, no oil on dipstick. I pulled a uncontrollable ICP or IPC code any help would be appreciated my truck sittin on the shoulder.
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Old 02-11-2007, 01:30 PM
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I was driving my 01 7.3L at 65 cruise control. Check Engine light came on and lost power, pulled over and Ive got oil all over top side of motor, no oil on dipstick. I pulled a uncontrollable ICP or IPC code any help would be appreciated my truck sittin on the shoulder.
where you at. I am sorry about your problem, I can't help you out, I could only speculate I will sit by and learn on this one.
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Old 02-11-2007, 01:41 PM
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You probably blew one of the o rings for the high pressure lines that leave the high pressure oil pump. Two are on the drives side of the pump...right next to the fuel filter...and the other is just a plug on the back of the high pressure oil pump.....there is a good chance that if you fill the motor and high pressure oil resevour with oil.....and crank it a bit...it will fire and get you home. stop every 20 miles or so and check the oil level....once you get home get it to a shop first thing in the morning....those lines probably were leaking for a while before the motor shut off....it shut of due to not enough oil to run the injectors
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Old 02-11-2007, 01:41 PM
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Im in Alaska, but temps were 15-20 degrees so I dont think that is a factor. Im hoping it is a fitting or hose of some kind, But Im worried its the turbo. I only have 52k on the truck and im diesel ignorant, but Ive done all maintenence recomended by dealer. I just installed superchip programmer in december, but was running tow safe mode.
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Old 02-11-2007, 01:50 PM
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Thanks Marc, any idea what I should expect from Dealer. Would like to make sure I dont get screwed
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Old 02-11-2007, 01:53 PM
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The O-ring kit I purchased from the Ford Dealer to fix my oil leak which was not as bad as yours was like 15 bucks, to replace the O-rings took about an hour to do in my shop behind my house. I would figure if you take it to a dealer probablly around a hundred bucks.
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Old 02-11-2007, 01:54 PM
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speaking from personal experience with dealers...bring your own vaseline..and don't expect a kiss afterwards.
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The O-ring kit I purchased from the Ford Dealer to fix my oil leak which was not as bad as yours was like 15 bucks, to replace the O-rings took about an hour to do in my shop behind my house. I would figure if you take it to a dealer probablly around a hundred bucks.
the o ring kit im reffering to for him retails for about 50 bucks and is going to require about 2-3 hours of labor at most dealers. there is a special tool required for the repair...so doing it yourself isnt easy....
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Old 02-11-2007, 02:00 PM
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Yer talking about the actaul HPOP O-rings, I thought you meant the HPOP lines, that are the O-rings I had to replace there are 4 of them.
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Just wondering what part of Alaska? I live in Anchorage and if you need any help just let me know.
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