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Old 03-06-2010, 05:08 PM
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Should I be Concerned??

Ok so today I was working on my truck just checking things out since this week has been nice and its the first dry sunny Saturday in about 3 months. I go under the truck and see a few oil spots on the engine, one near a bold on the oil pan so I tightened it, and another near the front near where what looks like a plug or the front timing cover. (PIX below) This leak has dripped oil all over the track bar and has picked up dirt and road dust. Now mind you the truck has it never dripped any oil what so ever on the ground and I have never seen any oil spots on underneath even after long drives or long parked periods. My question is that should this be a big concern or am I just being paranoid about the whole thing But I always like to know whats going on with my trucks. The truck is coming up on 60,000 miles, its an 05 6.0L. I plan that when my rims come in a month from now that when the truck is in for an alignment that I will do the 60,000 mile check/service and what not. The truck isn't driven a whole lot maybe 80 miles a week . Well let me know yours guys thoughts on the matter. I am not so concerned with the rear oil pan leak but the front one has me thinking.

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Old 03-07-2010, 12:42 AM
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Is it possible that at the last oil change, some oil was spilt and never got cleaned, which is about where some would have landed, picked up road dirt and you never noticed it until now? Just a thought
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Old 03-07-2010, 03:15 AM
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I would clean it all off, and keep an eye on it and see if it returns
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:17 AM
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Yeah I was thinking the same thing about cleaning it off. I try and change my oil every other time so I know I can keep an eye on things. I know for a fact that it wasn't there before the last oil change by a shop. I hate it when techs botch an oil change its not that hard. I have never made that big of a mess oh well thanks for the input fellas.
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