Oil Leak - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-30-2009, 03:45 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Palm Bay, Fl
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Oil Leak

I have an '04 and at about 96,000 I took it in because of a small leak at the rear of the engine. Ford said it was the rear main seal and replaced it. It still leaked so I took it back in and they said they replaced the seal again. What surprised me is that they said it was an easy job. I saw no evidence that anything had been worked on at the rear of the engine.

I now have 113,000 on it and it still leaks. Just little spots in the driveway. In Florida we have a lemon law and I'm entitled to arbitration if they refuse to fix it again. Is this small leak something that can get much worse in the future? Is it worth the hassle.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 12-01-2009, 06:09 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Gloucester, VA
Posts: 100
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Hey man If you can get them to fix i would it def will not fix it self, those 6.0 have an adapter on the back of the engine to fit the ford transmissions cause they are an int. Motor if its not perfectly in place it will always leak no matter how many seals you put in it. I would def have them fix it if they still will.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 12-01-2009, 01:12 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Palm Bay, Fl
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dieselmann6207 View Post
Hey man If you can get them to fix i would it def will not fix it self, those 6.0 have an adapter on the back of the engine to fit the ford transmissions cause they are an int. Motor if its not perfectly in place it will always leak no matter how many seals you put in it. I would def have them fix it if they still will.
Thanks Dieselmann. If they refuse I can take it to binding arbitration but if it's going to continue to leak is it worth the trouble?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 12-01-2009, 04:06 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: port arthur texas
Posts: 3,469
Thanks: 0
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I will just say of the 184 6.0,s we have in the fleet we have changed only 1 oil seal in the 3 yrs I have been working here. Now 6.0's do leak a lot up top in the valley and does tend to run down to the back edge of the engine.

When you do change an oil seal ya best bet is to change the houseing gasket and the back plate gasket as well.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 12-01-2009, 05:58 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Palm Bay, Fl
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by dannyboy950 View Post
I will just say of the 184 6.0,s we have in the fleet we have changed only 1 oil seal in the 3 yrs I have been working here. Now 6.0's do leak a lot up top in the valley and does tend to run down to the back edge of the engine.

When you do change an oil seal ya best bet is to change the houseing gasket and the back plate gasket as well.
Is it a big deal to change the rear main seal? They said they did this and it was not a difficult job. How do they do this without dropping the pan? I saw no evidence that they did anything.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 12-01-2009, 06:48 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: port arthur texas
Posts: 3,469
Thanks: 0
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The rear seal is a one piece seal that fits in a houseing that bolts to the back of the engine. You dismount the transmission, pull the transmission back remove the flexplate and there it is. No need to remove the pan anymore so it does make it a lot easier.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 12-02-2009, 02:20 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Palm Bay, Fl
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thanks dannyboy950. In Jan I am going to take it in. I will post results.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors