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Old 10-26-2007, 01:09 AM
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3/4 tank of gas burned 2004 F250 in Iceland

Not me but a fruitcake friend of my wife here in Iceland had his truck filled somehow with gas? He drove it down to 1/4 and then filled it with diesel. He picked us up at the airport (this happen 2 months prior and he spent almost $8000 to keep it running) and the truck seemed to run ok until under a load where he had to let off the accelerator and feather the pedal. I spoke with the mechanic but his english and my Icelandic are way off. I asked if he did a compression test and he said "yes" but we couldn't understand each other. Most of the work performed was on the fuel system and he says he needs something for the #6 cylinder and its not any kind of seal or gasket? I looked online at a few sites and see nothing other than seals. I asked him if it was an injector and he thinks so???? He said the part cost the equivalent of $850 here but from past experience I could buy it in the US for 1/3 the cost or less.... There was diesel all over the motor and the airbox was snapped back together incorrectly so I took the truck home one night to clean it a little and fix some little things these couple different mechanics put back together. When I started the truck cold it was the worse sounding engine I have ever heard including many demolishion derby cars I've ruined. Without any diesel knowledge this sounded like 3 times worse than any main bearing in a gas motor I've ever heard....Last night another backyard mechanic was going to install a fuel pump in the fuel tank (I think or wherever, so much is lost in translation) Do you think this could be a fuel system problem? The motor doesn't sound bad when started warm or running. Because of lack of money I suggested a block heater because although its not so cold here in Reykjavik he lives about 5 miles away and its very cold there overnight.

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When of the techs should be awake and or online shortly to help. Until then we will try to keep this on the front page. Sorry I can't help. Other than keeping it visable.
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When of the techs should be awake and or online shortly to help. Until then we will try to keep this on the front page. Sorry I can't help. Other than keeping it visable.
Thanks, its almost 10am here but the middle of the night there.
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It is 3 AM on the west coast. What are you doing up in Iceland?
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It is 3 AM on the west coast. What are you doing up in Iceland?
My family is from here. This friend was in the market for a heavy duty truck and with the gas/diesel prices at almost $10.00 a gallon I had been driving an Excursion with the 6.0 and I recommended this F250 truck to him.
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10 bucks a gallon holy crap
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10 bucks a gallon????? man and i thought we were getting ripped off!!!!
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Hopefully there is a big difference in value between our and icelands money. Wow
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Our moneys becoming worthless even in Canada

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Hopefully there is a big difference in value between our and icelands money. Wow
The dollar has fallen to all time lows all over the world. When I first came in 2001 one dollar was worth 122 Icelandic Krona, the other day it was 59 Krona

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