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Old 04-22-2006, 01:23 PM
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Hey I have a question, as to it's urgency I am not sure. I have a 2006 F-250 PSD with just over 2300 miles on it. I was checking the oil and crawling under it when I noticed something. I have what looks like an oil streak on the back side of the engine in front of the bell housing. It would be a small spot on my garage floor. Is this normal? I am a newbie to this and am just making sure something isn't going wrong or that I have one of the 6 OH's out there. My oil on the dipstick is clean and full.
I know in the owners manual it said consumption is normal between oil changes. Or is this residual buildup from owning a diesel...Please help.
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the best rule of thumb to follow on oil residue on diesels is if it isnt hitting the ground.....its not a problem.......Marc
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I am not sure if it is hitting the ground or not. I am going to put a piece of cardboard under it tonight. If it is, should I schedule an appointment or wait until my first scheduled oil change? I mean it isn't much. I am not sure if the spot is from my PSD or from when I park my 1993 Explorer in there when the truck is out. I know the Explorer has a slight drip (at 150000 miles I am not concerned about the Explorer).
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please update your signature so we know what vehicle you have. i didnt realize yours was a low milage 06........clean the heck out of it with the pressure washer at a car wash. pay particularly close attention to the area under the turbo. i would put money on it your motor is not leaking. they had a bunch of 06's that didnt get the assembly lube from the turbo instilation cleaned off........it looks identical to used motor oil but it didnt come out of the motor. it got dumped on top of the block and it actually is enough oil to look like a pretty good leak sometimes but it isnt...........Marc
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these engines have a series of drain channels that lead junk from the top of the engine block and down the back by the bell housing...so it sounds like you might have a small leak on the top of the engine...like marc said...this is often the turbo... good luck

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Thanks for replying so quick guys. I went and cleaned it up today and am going to monitor my garage floor very carefully over the next few weeks. I check my oil at every fill up and haven't noticed any consumption. That's what was baffeling me when I noticed this streak/drip on the bell housing. I will keep you all updated as to what I find.
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did cleaning it up fix it....or did you end up with a leak......just curious.......Marc
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Just an update. I cleaned it all up and haven't seen anything to date. I am making an appointment for my first oil change and will have my dealership double check everything.
I have been monitoring it very closely and haven't seen anything of concern again.
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