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Re: Ford 8000 overheat

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WNY molines

10-20-2012 19:38:47

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Sounds like you have had a heat seizure on more than one occasion. The pistons expand at a different rate than the other parts in the engine and temporarily seize to the cylinder bores. Thats why your starter labors when you try to start it immediatly after it quits on you.After time, everything cools down and the pistons un-seize allowing it to run completely normal. I"d be willing to bet those "metal" peices you found wont stick to a magnet, indicating that it"s aluminum from the pistons that seize.

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Adam Sheridan

10-23-2012 20:31:07

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 Re: Ford 8000 overheat in reply to WNY molines, 10-20-2012 19:38:47  
That is good information. I'll run the oil over a magnet this week. What would cause a piston to start seizing and why would it happen multiple times? Never boiled over, radiator was clogged up from cutting high weeds earlier that week. Would faulty/dirty injectors cause this? Thanks so much for your help!

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