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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-06-2018, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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Coolant pouring out of turbo

Hello, I have a 1997 F350 7.3 and there is coolant pouring out from the turbo right where it sits on the pedestal. I know it’s coolant because when I hit it with the black light it’s glowing green. (Photo attached) does anyone know if coolant should be running to the turbo to cool it? Or just oil. I’ve been looking online for 3 days and everyone says something different. Hopefully it’s just a matter of replacing the O-rings on the pedestal but that still leaves the problem of the coolant mixing with oil somewhere. I’d hate to just fix the leak if there’s another issue.
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Re: Coolant pouring out of turbo

You only have oil going to the turbo but there are a lot of fuel lines and the fuel pump back there and diesel now days is the color of a Mountain Dew, a very light green/yellow.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-07-2018, 08:21 PM
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Re: Coolant pouring out of turbo

Could be the weep holes from the mechanical fuel pump leaking. Thats what mine did. always had some sort of puddle under the turbo. Then finally replaced it once I noticed it getting progressively worse.

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