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Ok this is my first forum post. I have always found the answers that I need from previous questions that You guys answer. I have a 02 7.3l that I noticed two days ago had OIL IN the COOLANT. I jumped on google and youtube and tackled the cooler. I found that the front header had oil seaping from it and the rear header had more of a build up of antifreeze build up. rust. broke up the cooler replaced the o-rings which where brittle. the black o-ring seemed that it could have been bypassing and the green orings where flat and cracked trying to get them off. cleaning everything took longer than the repair itself. I put everything back together and then figured out that I didn't drain the coolant system like i should have. I didn't pull the drain plugs on the engine because I was unaware they where there. I flushed the system half... way. I pulled the bottom rad hose loose and the rad pit**** and filled and drained 3 times. each time I drove 5 mins. then ran a flush the last time. I cleaned as much oil out of the resovoir as i could with out removing it. I drove it a total of 1 hour today and it looks the same as it did when I found it the other day. The hour I drove today was 15mins a piece with cool down periods. I have checked the oil, no coolant. When starting cold, no white smoke. I have no performance loss. the coolant holds pressure, I have not checked with a gauge but I pulled the cap this morning and it gives a hiss. the Oil is still somewhat new looking. ok so the question is how long will it take for the oil to wash out, or do I still have a problem?