More F250 issues 7.3L V8

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 14:33
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For the F250 owners here you might like to have your high pressure oil hose feed lines to your diesel pump checked. We just had the o-rings replaced on ours as one of the o-rings failed which resulted in oil being blown out of the system. We lost 15 litres of oil between Canberra and Sydney without the oil light coming on.
Continually topping up the oil got us to Sydney but we then had to spend 5 days bumming around in Sydney while Ford tried to fix the ute so we could continue on home to Brisbane.

Apparently this is a common problem. Hopefully this is a problem with the o-rings and not the mating surfaces.
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 17:38

Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 17:38
Holey crap, how many litres of oil do those buggers take??
Good thing to watch out for if you got one though!

I spose when yout think about it mines only 3cyl 4 and takes nearly 9 litires... They must take about 20L then?
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Follow Up By: Utemad - Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 18:18

Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 18:18
They take about 15.5 litres of oil but we had to stop twice and added 5 litres of oil each time plus another 5 when we arrived. So that is 15L all up.
There was oil all over the top of the motor, underneath the car and believe it or not it was also sprayed all over the tailgate and rear window of the canopy. At least it won't rust in a hurry!
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Reply By: Member - Pezza (QLD) - Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 18:09

Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 18:09
G'day Utemad,

Geez mate, 5 days to replace a couple of o-rings in the pump, Your kidding!

I hope they took your motel bill off the repair bill?

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Follow Up By: Utemad - Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 18:27

Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 18:27
It took 5 days as it was towed to Ford on Saturday. So they didn't start on it til Monday arvo and we got it back lunchtime Wednesday. Still far too long considering they knew what the problem was before they even got the car as it is a common problem.
The o-rings seal the oil lines that attach to the pump too so they didn't even need to strip the pump although they did say they removed and tested the pump.
I can assure you we won't be out of pocket for this hiccup. They are lucky it happened on the way home from the snow boarding trip and not on the way there.
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Reply By: Utemad - Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 21:30

Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 21:30
I should also add (for the tech) that when this happens your engine will most likely stall as your diesel pump needs the pressure to inject the diesel into the cylinders. Probably a good thing it stalls since it is pumping all the oil out of your engine although not very nice when cruising down the highway.
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