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Old 12-20-2009, 01:03 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Drive highway everyday. 110 + miles a day usually, so it gets plenty warm.

This problem bugged me for a week. No indication that water is coming back in. Then it hit me on the way home thinking about it. I bought the car used. The engine compartment was fairly clean. I bet the previous owner pressure washed the engine and that's how the darn water got into the wells. I have been monitoring for water and have seen no sign of it again. Will still monitor to see what happens.

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Old 12-20-2009, 01:10 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I hope you remember to change timing belt on this engine.


I believe it could be pressure washer because we try several times on our 2001 F250 V10 we notice water in rubber to metal material it stay until we dry by unplugged.
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This problem bugged me for a week. No indication that water is coming back in. Then it hit me on the way home thinking about it. I bought the car used. The engine compartment was fairly clean. I bet the previous owner pressure washed the engine and that's how the darn water got into the wells.
Pretty good call.

I'd say someone over doing it with a Hotsy, makes more sense than getting that much water getting under the hood from normal usage.
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:14 AM   #14 (permalink)
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BTW, don't drive Fords when the light's blinking. A blinking CEL means that the detonation is so bad that even the computer can't compensate. You'll get real engine damage very quickly.

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