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Have 2000 excursion with water in the oil

Checked the oil in my 2000 excursion this am and and found the oil level very high and a slight tan color to it. Also my antifreeze resovoir was empty.

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Take to mechanic ,blown gasket or cracked blockor casting,major problem don't drive, will damage motor or seize up! water jacket in engine could be compromized

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No it sounds like your water pump bearing has worn causing the leak.Change the water pump.

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SOURCE: 2000 Ford Excursion Diesel has check engine light of P1391

glow plugs preheat the fuel to help the engine start.....when its hot outside its not that bad...the colder it gets the harder it will be to start with bad glowplugs..

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sounds like u had a oil pump go bad

if motor ceased it junk now but with this truck only having 72000 miles on it i would put a new motor in it if you do decide to put new motor in it and plan on doing that kind of towing i highly recomend puting a oil cooler on it and high voulme oil pump if this truck has a factory oil cooler that in the radaitor i recomend u disconnect that one and put a aftermarket cooler on it if u do decide to reuse old oil cooler make sure you blow all the old oil out of cooler because it probley has **** in it from motor seizeing

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Not good, I was hoping it was the transmission cooler, but,,,, Get it to a radiator shop and have them check it. It might run fine for weeks , but it will give up the ghost soon. It is most likely a head gasket. Keep an eye on the temp gauge, don't let it over heat, and keep an eye on the coolant level. And the oil. The radiator shop will do a compression check. Hope this helps.

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It's not uncommon for these little engines to burn oil. Now granted, that is an excessive amount, the engine should be looked at and tested for worn rings and valve guides.

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