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Melting Pistons (3 & 5) Questions

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O.K. first I must say sorry to okfordteck for calling him a troll...I guess you could be both a tech and troll but that does not seem to be the case.I want to know;
is this just 05?
what are the symptoms too look for?
Do trucks with melted pistons have bad head gaskets too?(might make sense.)
You said perhaps leaky injectors and other say fords cut off is 5%fuel in the oil, perhaps a new cut off is in order?
I am sure others have better quesions but I would like too prevent this if it is in my controll.. the list...
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melting down a piston in a diesel is neally inpossibel, but breaking a piston is not.

[/ QUOTE ]I believe that the pistons in a PowerStroke are aluminum alloy and they will melt if the temps get high enough and long enough. Probably before the turbo wheel which was designed for the high temps. The aftermarket pistons folks in the fast trucks are using are ceramic coated etc. to help with heat issues.
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