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Old 12-24-2011, 11:14 AM
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Exclamation Engine oil leak left side of engine

I recently developed an engine oil leak on my 04 f250. After spending several hours crawling around under the hood I think I have pin pointed it to the left side glow plug buss bar. I'm not losing large amounts of oil but I want to fix it before it becomes a real problem. So I guess my question is, is it possible for
Oil to leak from there, has anyone had this happen before, and how easy or
Difficult is it to repair.
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:06 PM
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YES they always leak and they can either cooperate or become a bastard.

All you need is a handy dandy trim panel tool thats got a good opening and pry them out. If they break NO PROBLEM! drill them with a small bit CLOSE to the edge to cut the rubber O ring and then what i do is use a sturdy pick for cotter pins and try to spin and pry them out. Usually i get them first shot drilling and with a pick sometimes i end up going midevil on them and use a punch and break the plastic up with a punch and use a vacuum to get all the debris out of the top of the cylinder head.
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oh and make sure when you install new ones use a good grease on the O rings. I like to use red Valvoline grease.
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A man after my own heart. If its rubber lube it. LOL
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Old 12-24-2011, 05:07 PM
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Thanks for the help guys, that's a load off me racking my brain and trying to figure out how to do it.
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Old 12-24-2011, 05:31 PM
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the easiest way is to remove the inner fender well 5.5mm socket 8mm socket, and then i just unplug the glow plug harness and pry the glow plug harness out.
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Old 12-25-2011, 04:49 PM
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just posted this before I read this thread. Any relation?


fitting not connect/leaking oil
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Old 12-26-2011, 06:58 PM
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they are really easy to take off, may want to think about slapping a new set of glowplugs in on that side, they are relatively cheap, should be able to get 4 of them for like $30-40. swap out the o-rings, and there you go, no more leaks.
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:14 PM
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why replace them if they arent shorted out?
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