Question about 1989 Ford F 250

1 Answer

Engine trouble I have a 89 F250 7.3 diesel, and recently I started to notice that there was a large amount of oil in the radiator and the engine was over heating much more frequently. also it was getting harder and harder to start, when I would crank the engine it would take anywhere from 30 seconds to 2 min to turn over, and the bateries, and starter, and alternator are new. Now This is my first diesel truck and I am not to engine savy right now, but is any of this normal. ? any help would be appreciated. Thanks. John

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 71 Answers

Hey

the head gasket is gone im afraid, check your oil cap? any whitey colour on that? if so you will have to get the head gasket replaced!!

Damien

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My 2015 Isuzu Dmax 3 litre diesel auto 4x4 dual cab done 22500km is and has always used engine oil. Currently after 12000 km oil is down dipstick by 30-35mm. Total k's 22500. No towing is it normal


Its not normal to use any noticeable amount of oil between services these day's.

I would contact the dealership you purchased the vehicle from, and inform them of the oil consumption, they will have you monitor the level for a period of time.

Also, have you been using the correct grade of engine oil.

I would also check your turbo oil seals, and general check of engine for leakage.

Is the engine being filled with correct amount of oil, as some dipsticks can be out of calibration, causing overfilling and oil consumption down to correct level, something to check also.

Aug 07, 2016 | Isuzu Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Diesel run in radiator inside


Diesel oil in with the coolant, in the radiator? Very unlikely. Engine oil in radiator indicates a leakage like head gasket, cracked block or head. Transmission oil in radiator indicates a leaky radiator where the hydrolic fluid is cooled inside the radiator.

May 07, 2014 | Isuzu Trooper Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My 2000 chevy 3500 6.5 turbo diesel isn't throwing out heat. where are the thermostat(s) located?


The thermostat housing is located on top and front of the engine. You will see a large radiator housing coming from it. There are 4 bolts to open the housing (15mm) and hose clamp(s) to loosen on the radiator hose. Once removed just pull out the 2 thermostats. When you are replacing the thermostat(s)-the gasket(s) for the housing are on the attached to the new thermostats- As you probably noticed when pulling out the old ones.

Jan 25, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a 98 volkswagen beetle, 5 speed. One cold morning, I started the car and let it warm before driving down to school 2 miles and back, when i returned home, noticed a large amount of oil in the spot i...


Hi in this situation you need a mechanic to look at it as running an engine without oil is going to seriously damage your engine theres no substitute for an expert pair of eyes in this situation .
Has the car been recently serviced if so I would start by checking around the oil filter and checking the sealing ring hasnt popped pumping out the oil

Mar 01, 2011 | 1998 Volkswagen Beetle

1 Answer

I have a 1999 dodge cummins 1500. While changing oil last weekend, i noticed i had a large amount of diesel fuel in the crank case. does this sound like a injector pump problem? it has 190000 miles on the...


How much is a "large amount"? And how long has it been since your last oil change? It is normal for a diesel engine to have fuel in the crankcase due to the high compression ratio. I believe if there is less than a liter (quart) after 4,000 miles then you have nothing to worry about. If it is more then I would suggest you have it inspected for leaking injectors.

Jan 22, 2011 | 1999 Dodge Ram

1 Answer

96 nissan altima with ne water pump and thermostat


1. Improper water circulation: Sometimes, eventhough you are sure that you have enough water on your radiator, your car still overheats. It might probably be that the water is cannot circulate properly, which results to improper cooling process. There are several reasons for this which you can discover by yourself. To verify if the water circulates properly, start your engine without the radiator cap. If water circulation is good, you should notice that the water pops smoothly over the top but still retains the amount. Another way to check, detach one of the ends of your radiator hose from your radiator and see if water flows continously over.
If water doesn’t circulates well, check the thermostat if it’s open. It should be open, meaning clean, and the water can pass through it.
If thermostat is clean and still the water doesn’t circulate properly, then you have to check the water pump. That’s probably where the problem is. A little leak on the pump will cause improper flow of water through the radiator system.
If you are sure that the problem is not about water circulation, another thing you can consider is check the engine oil. Very low amount of oil can cause greater friction of the mechanical system of your engine. If it’s not time to change oil yet, you can add over some amount of oil until advisable amount is reached.
While we can’t be always sure about our engine, especially if it’s not new, we should be prepared when it happens. Bringing extra gallon of water in your trunk will surely help.

Jul 28, 2010 | 1996 Nissan Altima

1 Answer

My 2000 diesel 2.o freelander propshaft was recently repaired. The turbo has suddenly failed sending oil all over the engine. 1st there was a big cloud of black smoke. Engine revved very high. refused to...


Hi ,
Not easy this one,when your turbo failed the oil feed to the turbo bearings continued to feed engine oil into the intake side(could not turn off),the engine is then Un-governed and free to rev way above maximum limit,it has then massively over heated, the oil treatments are unlikely to cause this problem ,usually down to not letting the Turbo "wind down " after driving,The best course of action is to replace the engine and turbo charger and have the induction pipes and intercooler properly cleaned ,there are no cheap fixes for this you were just unlucky.

Jul 11, 2009 | 2005 Land Rover Freelander

4 Answers

Engine oil dipstick shows water and rust mixed in with oil


Everyone always jumps to head gaskets. There are plenty of MINOR things that can be looked at first.
The Volvo 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 Inline 5 Cylinder dipstick tube is known to develop a large amount of condensationin winter months and stop and go driving. What you see on your dip stick is possibly just condensation. Take off your oil cap and look under the cap and inside the valve cover. Is there any thick foamy oatmeal like substance or noticeable amounts of water? If your oil was saturated with coolant, you would be able to see it up there too. Check your coolant for oil. Volvo coolant is typically brown to orange, however make sure there is no sludge. Start the car with the cap off and keep an eye out for alot of bubbles. A large amount of bubbles is a sign of a bad head gasket. A couple here and there is just air in your cooling system.
Coolant, Transmission fluid, and Oil have several places they can mix. If you have a turbocharged Volvo, the seals in the turbo can go bad and cause a mix of oil and coolant. Your transmission cooler is also in your radiator, and if it cracks your transmission fluid and coolant can mix. I believe turbo models have an oil cooler built into the radiator as well.
Overall if your car sounds fine, you dont see oatmeal, your not using coolant and oil in excessive amounts, dont have white smoke, and your turbo isnt whining you probably just have condensation in your dip stick. If you are overly concerned you can send a sample of your oil to a lab and have it tested for traces of coolant. Headgaskets rarely fail on Volvo's, even the old ones....I have seen many that have gone to replace them have not found a failed gasket and end up finding a bad transmission cooler or a bad turbo.

May 09, 2009 | 1999 Volvo S70

1 Answer

What oil to use in winter for 89 7.3 fd f350


Shell Rotella 15W40 is the best oil to use all year round in a diesel engine. That is what we use here in Canada !!

Oct 30, 2008 | 1989 Ford F 350

1 Answer

Car won't start, i hear a click but the engine won't turn over


It's more likely to be the starter than the alternator but first i would make sure the new battery is fully charged.








Please remember to rate this solution.

Oct 23, 2008 | 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

97 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61249 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5331 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...