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Old 04-25-2012, 03:19 PM
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2 questions

1. My degas bottle looks a little dirty. Is this oil in my coolant? Do I need a filter/should I be worried?

2. What is the motor in the pic I posted right behind the degas bottle?
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:20 PM
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The motor looks like the vacuum pump. My 7.3 pump looks very similar


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Old 04-26-2012, 05:11 AM
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Yes that is the vacuum pump. The degas bottle does look a little dirty. What color is the coolant? It looks red. I would highly recommend a coolant filter.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:38 AM
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Does a coolant filter really help that much??
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:41 AM
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I have one but havent installed it but from what i read YES it does. There has been people on here that have cut them open and had sand in them.

If your vacume pump is running all the time you have a leak some where. Mine did that it took forever to find lol
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:46 AM
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Does a coolant filter really help that much??
Sure does! Here is a pic after a couple thousand miles before my flush. I am going to cut open this filter after i change it to see the difference.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:22 AM
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I have one but havent installed it but from what i read YES it does. There has been people on here that have cut them open and had sand in them.

If your vacume pump is running all the time you have a leak some where. Mine did that it took forever to find lol
Mine only runs for about 20 seconds when I turn my key on but it sounds terrible and runs rough.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:24 AM
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Exclamation WHAT'S NEXT??

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Sure does! Here is a pic after a couple thousand miles before my flush. I am going to cut open this filter after i change it to see the difference.
Is it just diesels or are gasoline engines like this? It seems thEre is always something new with this DIESEL engine, things i have never heard of (PROBABLY BECAUSE I'M NEW TO DIESEL). WATER IN THE FUEL, OIL IN THE FUEL, FUEL IN THE OIL, OIL IN THE COOLANT, SAND IN THE COOLANT, SAND IN THE FUEL FILTERS! I'M SURE I'M MISSING SOMETHING ESLE!! ITS DOESN'T STOP LOL HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN!? WHAT'S NEXT? WINDOW WASHING FLUID IN THE FUEL!!!????? TRANSMISSION FLUID/COOLANT COMBO IN THE OIL?? JEEEZZ
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:08 AM
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LOL well said acelay.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:10 AM
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Is it just diesels or are gasoline engines like this? It seems thEre is always something new with this DIESEL engine, things i have never heard of (PROBABLY BECAUSE I'M NEW TO DIESEL). WATER IN THE FUEL, OIL IN THE FUEL, FUEL IN THE OIL, OIL IN THE COOLANT, SAND IN THE COOLANT, SAND IN THE FUEL FILTERS! I'M SURE I'M MISSING SOMETHING ESLE!! ITS DOESN'T STOP LOL HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN!? WHAT'S NEXT? WINDOW WASHING FLUID IN THE FUEL!!!????? TRANSMISSION FLUID/COOLANT COMBO IN THE OIL?? JEEEZZ
It sure seems that way sometimes
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