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welcome..I have to agree, pull each plug and check the condition (let us know the color), check to see if each plug condition is consistent with the next.. this would one of the cheap options to check at the beginning...maybe do compression checks in all the cylinders to see if any one is different from others (would show if your gettin blow by/head gasket issues)
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I was only able to get to the driver's side plugs today, and they looked fine. I am gonna get the others out tomorrow and take pictures of them too and post them on here. (I accidentally missed taking a picture of one, but it looked the same as the other three). I fully expect the problem to show itself on the other side of the block tomorrow. I will try to take clear and relevant pictures to help out more. Thanks! Since I may need to buy a new block, I am gonna start a thread about all members choosing what they feel to be the best brand engine I should replace my 4.7 with.
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Don't get ahead of yourself, unless you're really jonesing for a new engine. Get your diagnosis first. Although possible, I doubt it's a cracked block if it never overheated. Also possible that you were getting exhaust gas into the coolant due to a leaky head gasket, and that's what caused the lower hose failure. Check the other plugs and do either a compression test or a leak down test. I'd rather do head gaskets than replace an entire engine, IMO.
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I pulled the rest of the pluggs today and all of them seem perfectly fine. my truck has been sittin for 3 days straight and I drained a very small amount of oil into a clear glass container. I saw absolutely no water in it. I didn't upload the photos I said I was gonna upload because they were too large to upload and I don't have a low def camera. sorry. But I am gonna find a way to upload the photos of my truck!!! I think its badass!!! And I hope people in the forum will too!
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Since it has been few days, have you changed the oil and tried starting it again?

Just a thought - since you indicated a 'milky film' as opposed to 'milky oil', and it disappeared shortly after, and you didn't find water when you drained some oil out; it could be more of a coincidence than a related item. I have over years often seen older engines that exhibit some minor 'frothing' at the dipstick, but don't have any real problems other than...well everything kinda worn out, and they only need...well....all the parts.

Is it possible that the poor running/sputtering may have been caused by some of the electronics/ignition system getting wet when the hose came off?

Maybe a few days later it's dry enough to keep Benjamin Franklin happy.

I am not familiar with the 4.7, so am just throwing out thoughts/questions.

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Aren't the 4.7's prone to some condensation in the crankcase?
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