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Old 10-09-2007, 11:19 AM
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Unhappy Diesel in Radiator tank, what does it mean?

I know its not good, but I saw that I was dripping something from behind the right front tire. It smelled like fuel, so I figured a bad line, clamp etc.

Opened the hood and noticed the right battery was wet and the radiator tank was full right to the top. Opened it up (it was cool and had been sitting for a couple hours) and it smells and feels like Diesel fuel.

The engine was running fine when I parked it this morning.

Any help or condolensces are appreciated.

Engine has 132k on it, 3/4 ton 4x4 2002

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AJ
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I'm pretty sure that means that your injector cups are leaking. As I recall.. that's the only way for fuel to reach the cooling system.
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Old 10-09-2007, 12:50 PM
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ABoBB,

I just got off the phone with a local Diesel Mechanic and that is exactly what he said.

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Old 11-24-2007, 09:39 AM
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The same thing is going on with my truck. Anybody know how to fix it? My mechanic quoted me $2500.00 to start. Any help will be apprieciated. Thx.
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The same thing is going on with my truck. Anybody know how to fix it? My mechanic quoted me $2500.00 to start. Any help will be apprieciated. Thx.

My Mechanic fixed mine for $900, He had to pull the heads and pull each of the injector cups. He replaced the seals while he was in there.

My machanic didn't have to pull the engine like the dealer claims. He said that is where the biggest chunk of labor is when a dealer quotes this job.

Hope that helps,

I'm in Michigan, if you're close let me know and I'll send you my mechanics name/#

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Old 11-24-2007, 01:07 PM
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hey aj, i live in mich too. where abouts you at? i deal with a performance guy that works at ford during the day and does his own after work. his name is mike hallas. maybe you heard of him. if your close to the detroit area i would recomend bringing your truck to him. he is a very smart guy and knows powerstroke in and out. made cover of diesel power mag. october issue i believe
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Old 11-24-2007, 01:23 PM
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James, I'm near Lapeer.

Mike did mine. He's the best around.

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James, I'm near Lapeer.

Mike did mine. He's the best around.

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oh yeah, thats awesome. he is the best around.
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Old 11-24-2007, 02:03 PM
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I'm new to Diesels, but I've been wrenching professionally for almost thirty years, If it were a gas engine I'd automatically say head gaskets, going back to post 4 that was at least part of the fix.
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Old 11-25-2007, 07:34 PM
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Thanks for the reply, I have a spare motor on the ground, so I am going to attempt to do the injector cups myself. I'll let you know how it goes. By the way I'm looking for minor upgrades but I don't know where to start. Should I start with the computer? Any suggestions would be helpful. Thx again, coop.
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