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OUTLAW 603
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In the process of doing head gaskets at the dealer. Today I showed up to help and we were in the process of removing the old oil cooler... We removed the oil cooler on the bench next to the oil filter housing and when we picked the old cooler up we found this real small check ball incased in a brass cage. We have no clue where it came from. Any suggestions would be great thanks in advance. It's a 07 6.0
 

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that is from the thermostat. you will now need to replace that too!!
 

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It must of broke off and traveled to the oil cooler and got stuck in there... Thanks very much. Had a sleepless night thanks to that lil piece. Now maybe I can feel better about this! Would any thing else have broke off if were just seeing this little bit? Is there more to the puzzle?
 

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No. I think it is just an air bleed. make sure you buy a motorcraft replacement. the aftermarket one are smaller in size.
 

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Ok, hold on I'll take a pic.
 

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Thank you :ford:
 

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Thanks for all the help z28. I got my truck back today all seams to be good. Actually I am a little mad at the dealer. When they had the heads off I made them send them to a local machine shop. The machine shop said they were out of spec .006. In some spots. No big deal just shave them flat no worries. Long story short ford said the heads were within spec of .004 and reinstalled the heads without my consent. I hope the gaskets don't fail again!
 

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Here is Ford's test procedure on heads

mms://multimedia.ford.com/seopts/wsm/cylinderheadflatness.wmv

It superceded TSB 06-21-10

It sure seems to be way too much to me. Hopefully you will be OK.
 

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If they do you'll know why.
 
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