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Old 01-07-2011, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Bladerunner View Post
Wow.. so you were that low on motor oil?
Vargas definitley start doing your oil changes on time unless you
enjoy rebuilding your engine or purchasing a new shortblock.
I did it about 1200 miles ago but I did travel from SD to LA twice. For those who don't know it's 4 hours round trip.
I did push the engine the last time I went. Doing 100 on the highways @ 3k rpm. I'm guessing that's why my motor oil was depleted.
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:58 PM
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If you are loosing that much oil in only 1,200 miles of driving then you got problems.
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Can I have a faulty oil cooler? I been reading on other forums. Would a faulty oil cooler cause oil to get into the coolant?
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Can I have a faulty oil cooler? I been reading on other forums. Would a faulty oil cooler cause oil to get into the coolant?
Yes its a possibility.
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So I decided to replace the whole coolant system because it's too much oil to clean up. I'm replacing the oil cooler as well. Oh and I need to replace the whole intake...stupid plastic.
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Let us know if that solves your problem. Good luck with the repair.
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:31 PM
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Let us know if that solves your problem. Good luck with the repair.
A month later I fixed the coolant problem but now I'm facing hoses that are flimsy. The coolant system doesn't appear to be holding pressure at the hoses but the car runs normal. Doesn't over heat. Oil dip sticks are clean. No white smoke from tail pipe. I also found the leak in the manifold and used silicone to seal the gap where the gasket tore apart and it's working swell.

So out of curiosity what; other than a leak(which I don't have) can cause no/low pressure in the coolant system? Is it because I have no thermostat installed?
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Originally Posted by Bladerunner View Post
Running with no thermostat sounds like a really bad idea.
I would install a new Motorcraft thermostat with o-ring asap!
To my understanding, thermostats help the engine reach optimal engine temperature and nothing more. Last time I put a new thermostat it made the coolant system worse so I removed it and car runs better.

What is so bad about running no t-stat? I live in San Diego so climate isn't a factor like it is in cold or hot states.
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