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Unread 08-27-2010, 09:49 AM   #1
ujehed
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Have a problem need an answer

So buddy of mine has a f350 diesel. I think it is about a 92. Has a 7.3 non turbo. We were talking about making a trade on it and he figured out that he had at one blew head gasket. Let it sit for about 9 months and it had gotten water in the cylinders. How bad off is this and how big of a fix would it take? Any help would be great.

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Unread 08-27-2010, 04:24 PM   #2
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Depends on the water damage. I would get all the water out then put in some diesel fuel into the cylinders to help loosen them. Let it sit for a couple days then turn the motor bye hand slowly. If it feels free and moves easy shouldn't need to much besides a oil change and fixing the current known problems. Just checker the cylinder walls for marks after doing that to see what else is broken since its been sitting.
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Unread 08-27-2010, 05:08 PM   #3
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the radiator was the problem... one thing just kinda leads to another huh?
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Unread 08-27-2010, 05:30 PM   #4
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the radiator was the problem... one thing just kinda leads to another huh?
Yes it does sadly. I have a BMW and they are well known for cooling system problems which tends to mess with everything else.
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Unread 09-02-2010, 08:17 AM   #5
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Up to 9 months with water in the cyl/crankcase? I'd say it's probably scrap metal.
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