Join Date: Jun 2005
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Once it's hydro-locked, do NOTcontinue trying to crank it over.
But once you do have water in your engine, you need to take care of it sooner, and not later. You don't want coolant solution getting into your bearings and stuff. It's not good. And if your vehicle IS hydrolocked, 95% chance you will have coolant in your pan. So you need to take action, as the last thing you want is to have to redo bearings, rings, etc, because you let it sit for a couple weeks.
If you're not going to get it fixed right away, drain the rest of the coolant. Then yank the glow plugs, and crank it over. And yes, it will shoot crud out, and it will be messy. Then drain your oil. Or, at least yank the oil drain plug, and see if water comes out. If it does, continue draining.
If you just want to get it drivable to the dealer, yank the glow plugs, crank it over, yank the oil drain plug and drain it until you get oil (drain all the water out), put the glow plugs back in, check your oil level (and top off if it's down more than a quart), start the truck, and then add water/coolant once it's started. Then drive to your dealership.
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2004 F350 4x4 Lariat, Crew Cab, Long Bed, Manual 6 Speed