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1998 4.6 Triton - Head Gasket?

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Old 01-27-2013, 08:22 PM
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1998 4.6 Triton - Head Gasket?

New truck to me and already have that sick feeling in my stomach.

Truck was advertised with a slow coolant leak. Figured I would trace the leak down and get it repaired no issues. Anyway, working on it this evening I take a close look around the oil filler area and notice the dreaded milkshake color.

I drained the oil out of the truck and the oil actually came out nice and black. Is the headgasket the only area that would cause the oil/coolant mixture? Supposedly the truck has never been overheated.

At any rate, on to find articles on how to pull apart a 4.6L Triton head. I'll see if I'm up to this challenge.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:40 PM
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could just be condesation
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:28 PM
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Hope youre right.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:57 PM
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Pressure test the cooling system first to rule out external leaks
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