Oil cooler tube leaking coolant? - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel  
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Oil cooler tube leaking coolant?

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-26-2011, 02:18 PM
HH60FE's Avatar
HH60FE HH60FE is offline
Posting Guru
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 1,037
HH60FE has a very good reputation on FTE.HH60FE has a very good reputation on FTE.HH60FE has a very good reputation on FTE.
Oil cooler tube leaking coolant?

Visiting daughter out of town an I've developed a coolant leak. It appears to be comming from the oil cooler where it bolts to the front drivers side of the eng. Is there an O-ring in there? The two bolts seem to be tight. I also brought up the oil cooler cleaning pictures and there doesn't look like an oring on the cooler side. Gota get back home tomorrow. Prolly just get some 50/50 at flying J and drive on.
Thanks much.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-26-2011, 02:59 PM
1996pwrstrk's Avatar
1996pwrstrk 1996pwrstrk is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Vilonia Arkansas
Posts: 3,085
1996pwrstrk has a great reputation on FTE.1996pwrstrk has a great reputation on FTE.1996pwrstrk has a great reputation on FTE.1996pwrstrk has a great reputation on FTE.1996pwrstrk has a great reputation on FTE.
Thats what I would grab a couple of gals. and stop and check it once in awhile, drive it back to the house and wrench on it there.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-26-2011, 03:07 PM
DieselOrings's Avatar
DieselOrings DieselOrings is online now
SPONSOR
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Weldona, CO
Posts: 422
DieselOrings has a great reputation on FTE.DieselOrings has a great reputation on FTE.DieselOrings has a great reputation on FTE.DieselOrings has a great reputation on FTE.DieselOrings has a great reputation on FTE.
There are two large o-rings on each end of the tube along with gaskets on each flange. It would be quite a job to try and do it on the road without your regular tools at hand but what you have to be concerned about is cross contamination of getting oil in your coolant and worse, coolant in your oil as it will destroy bearing surfaces quickly in your motor oil.

I have the complete cooler kit on my website.
__________________

Specializing in Viton o-rings and leak repair kits for the 7.3L diesels
(970) 368-4455
guzzle's Mods & Maintenance website
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-26-2011, 08:03 PM
BobbyDiesel71's Avatar
BobbyDiesel71 BobbyDiesel71 is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: round rock, tx
Posts: 2,760
BobbyDiesel71 has a very good reputation on FTE.BobbyDiesel71 has a very good reputation on FTE.BobbyDiesel71 has a very good reputation on FTE.
when doing this procedure, is it always necessary to purchase a new OIL COOLER or can the old one be reused? Is a full coolant flush required? I need to do this to my truck soon.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-26-2011, 08:11 PM
DieselOrings's Avatar
DieselOrings DieselOrings is online now
SPONSOR
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Weldona, CO
Posts: 422
DieselOrings has a great reputation on FTE.DieselOrings has a great reputation on FTE.DieselOrings has a great reputation on FTE.DieselOrings has a great reputation on FTE.DieselOrings has a great reputation on FTE.
If you live in the "salt belt", it would be a good idea to inspect the condition of the tube for corrosion pitting. If it looks bad then you should consider getting a new cooler tube but most will get away with just new o-rings and gaskets.

If you do not have signs of oil in the coolant or coolant in the oil, flushing would not be necessary unless you are planning on changing the type of coolant in your engine.
__________________

Specializing in Viton o-rings and leak repair kits for the 7.3L diesels
(970) 368-4455
guzzle's Mods & Maintenance website
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-28-2011, 12:08 PM
HH60FE's Avatar
HH60FE HH60FE is offline
Posting Guru
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 1,037
HH60FE has a very good reputation on FTE.HH60FE has a very good reputation on FTE.HH60FE has a very good reputation on FTE.
Got the truck back home last night without leaking any more coolant. Guess it didn't like the cold Kansas weather and the gasket contracted after I shut er down and the system still had some pressure in it. Still need to get with Guzzle and order the seal kit to fix this properly.
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Oil cooler o-ring replace - Leave front header or not Macmathews 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 7 07-11-2016 10:43 PM
Oil cooler rebuild problems renegade_75 1994.5 - 1997 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 14 06-14-2016 11:55 PM
Leak from EGR cooler O-ring Zergee 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 5 04-19-2016 09:46 AM
BPD Style Oil Cooler Remote Mount Kit billbot 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 49 12-27-2015 10:51 PM
Doing Oil Cooler O-Rings This Weekend... A Couple Of Questions TKegs763 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 11 08-16-2015 09:14 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

Tags
73, aluminum, coolant, coolent, cooler, diesel, leak, leaking, losing, oil, orings, pitted, radiator, sport, trac, truck

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:28 AM.