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Cracked head? hope not
Hi all, new member. I have only been on FTE before this. I have a 2002 250
with a 7.3 about 150,000, not really any mods. This past summer I put in a
203* thermostat and new coolant. About 2 months ago I pulled the turbo and rebuilt and added a WW. Other than that just maintenance.
I think I might have noticed low coolant, nothing serious, in spring. I had the coolant flushed by machine (my neighbor is a mechanic and he replaced my t-stat and added new elc). About a week ago I started smelling just a hint of raw diesel. I opened the hood looked around and under and could not find a leak.
Today I checked again and saw fuel on the passenger side battery and some other areas. I figured it came from the fuel bowl drain and I have the o-ring kit to change them out, so I went to start doing the o-rings and then I noticed it....Antifreeze is over full. I opened the degas and now I know why I have been smelling diesel. I can't figure any thing other than a cracked head, I'm not blowing and smoke, just this morn. I noticed a little romp at start up. I hope somebody out there can come up with something easier and less expensive. Thanks in advance Jeff