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Old 02-10-2011, 09:13 PM
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where to go from here?

i am paying the price for my actions i think. i bought a used six o off of ebay for a good price i thought. 20000. well the injectors almost imediately went out. took it in to do everything listed to make a reliabel truck. injectors, g plugs, gaskets, studs, and a programmer. the egr was fine then.
they did injectors, glow plugs, and programmer? i told them then that the programmer without studs and gaskets wont work they assured me they were fine and sent me down the road. $4800
as you all know the programmer blew the gaskets and the egr almost imediately so it went back in when i could almost afford it at their "discount" or whatever. they did the gaskets studs and egr $4200
now that they have machined the warp off of the heads i assume they no longer match the warp of the block cause they are leaking oil severly between the head and block "8 inch wide puddle at 5 hours"
where do i go from here? can it even be fixed? is the entire block shot and thats all that can be done? i could have bought and paid for another truck at this point.
this is a shop that has a good rep from what i have heard but this is disappointing
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:19 PM
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I don't think the block warps. It's just the heads.
They must have done something wrong with install.
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The programmer didn't blow the egr cooler and head gaskets, a clogged oil cooler did. Unless you take care of that you are going to destroy the engine.

Then get the Ford Gold coolant crap out of there and switch over to a Cat EC-1 rated ELC coolant. That's where the problem starts.
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can you actually see where the oil is leaking from?
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:41 AM
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Man talk about doing things the wrong way. I feel your pain man....
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:55 AM
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Sounds like you got taken.....
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did you replace the oil cooler at any point in time? the block is likely not warped but depending on the conditions it could be pitted or have a rough surface. it is also likely that during all this work they missed something and you now have a oil leak.
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cooler

im pretty sure they did the oil cooler this last time but who knows with the track record? the coolent used is a goldish color but i am not sure if it is ford brand? this wasnt a ford dealer. and yes i can definitely see the oil leaking from between the head and block on the new gasket with a hundred miles on them. my engine is probably destroyed allready how can i tell if it is?
when the gaskets were leaking before it was presureizing the coolent system and this time it is instead leaking oil out and not pressureizing the coolent?
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:43 AM
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The programmer didn't blow the egr cooler and head gaskets, a clogged oil cooler did. Unless you take care of that you are going to destroy the engine.

Then get the Ford Gold coolant crap out of there and switch over to a Cat EC-1 rated ELC coolant. That's where the problem starts.
Thanks for the well written "GET THE GOLD CRAP OUT!" I sent you an email, and it did not come back. Anyway, I see you have a vegistroke too, maybe you could send me something on that too. I am not sure about my truck though, it is just acting up. Ocassional no throttle, ocassional sluggish throttle. Is that the EGR valve getting ready to go south or needing cleaned?? I read a few posts on unplugging it and I was going to try that. My truck is all stock with a FASS. I want to go vegistroke too, but need to get it to run on petrol before I make the switch.

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Old 02-22-2011, 10:15 AM
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Back to the topic. The people at the same shop have figured out that the oil cooler housing is warped. Im wondering how this could cause the oil to leak out of the brand new gaskets. They are not positive that that was the problem?
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