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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-15-2008, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thumbs down Head Gasket on an 07??

I just got home from the dealer. My truck has not been blowing hot air for a few days now, and the coolant resevoir was empty. The cooling system holds pressure, but the rad only had half capacity in it. They think my head gasket is gone. I have to drive it for a week and take it back for further testing. I didn't think that the newer 4.0's had head issues, I thought it was the late OHV's. I'm really quite frustrated....

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-15-2008, 05:44 PM
 
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haven't seen headgasket concerns on these,have seen coldsoak rad leaks from side tanks,(will only leak cold while sitting)


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haven't seen headgasket concerns on these,have seen coldsoak rad leaks from side tanks,(will only leak cold while sitting)
Thats interesting. It has been sitting more and more these days, now that I carpool to work. I think it's time for a SCREW.

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UPDATE

I took the truck back to the dealer this morning. It turns out that the water pump was the culprit. GRR..... But it's getting fixed as we speak on fords tab. I should have it back tonight. Maybe the mileage will be better now

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I just got home from the dealer. My truck has not been blowing hot air for a few days now, and the coolant resevoir was empty. The cooling system holds pressure, but the rad only had half capacity in it. They think my head gasket is gone. I have to drive it for a week and take it back for further testing. I didn't think that the newer 4.0's had head issues, I thought it was the late OHV's. I'm really quite frustrated....


did they even check to see if it was internal ? ie a pressure bleeddown ? filling it up and telling you to wait a week isnt good lol by that time the bottom end would be shot if there was coolent in the oil and all theyd replace is the headgasket

glad its just the waterpump tho could have been worse
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did they even check to see if it was internal ? ie a pressure bleeddown ? filling it up and telling you to wait a week isnt good lol by that time the bottom end would be shot if there was coolent in the oil and all theyd replace is the headgasket

glad its just the waterpump tho could have been worse
When they told me to drive it for a week I kinda hoped that the engine would blow up. Literally. I am still concerned about the internals with the possibility of overheating, It was driven for about 3 weeks with a shot water pump, well actually the seal was gone and coolant was coming out there. I hope I don't have anymore issues for a bit. Actually never.

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If there was coolant in your truck, you will be fine, especially if your engine never overheated.
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hmmm, sorry to dig up an old thread, but this is the first time i've heard of another 07 with a screwed pump.

when i did my oil change around 60 000 i noticed my overflow empty, and the rad took a bit of coolant to top off too. i didn't see any leaks so i didn't think much of it. just the other day i did my oil change at 68 000, and again the reservoir had dropped. when it was up on the hoist i spotted the stains underneath the water pump : / .... i didn't pressure test the thing as i didn't want to risk blowing it even more.

68 000 kms and this will be its first repair though, so no huge worries. but still, it seems early for a WP to go. $70 for the part and a bit more for the coolant, so all in all it'll only cost me an hour of my time and about a hundred bucks. not too bad i guess.

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hmmm, sorry to dig up an old thread, but this is the first time i've heard of another 07 with a screwed pump.

when i did my oil change around 60 000 i noticed my overflow empty, and the rad took a bit of coolant to top off too. i didn't see any leaks so i didn't think much of it. just the other day i did my oil change at 68 000, and again the reservoir had dropped. when it was up on the hoist i spotted the stains underneath the water pump : / .... i didn't pressure test the thing as i didn't want to risk blowing it even more.

68 000 kms and this will be its first repair though, so no huge worries. but still, it seems early for a WP to go. $70 for the part and a bit more for the coolant, so all in all it'll only cost me an hour of my time and about a hundred bucks. not too bad i guess.
Wow your 07 has 68000 km on it???

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Wow your 07 has 68000 km on it???
haha, yeah. before i moved into the city i was commuting from hockley to toronto daily for work (about 60 km each way). then there's trips to the hunt camp around bancroft year-round, trips to ottawa, and just last month a 4200 km trip to Florida.

they're meant to be driven, right? by the time i pay it off the thing will have 4 or 5 hundred k on it lol

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