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Dripping at Oil Plug Problem but fluid has no smell.

Got A problem with my 6.0. Been getting a black drip off my Oil Drain plug. This fluid doesn't have a smell at all. I went a head and had the drain plug replaced since that is the frist place to start. Drove it around for about 30 min after replaced got home and plug was clean. Got up this morning to find a 1" diameter black puddle on my cardboard under the truck and Drain plug was were the drip was coming off of. Now I know that is the lowest point. Any ideas on the fluid that has no smell.
(Don't give me its a 6.0 and welcome to the drip club)
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Can you tell if it is actually comeing out of the plug or is it just showing up there [being the lowest point]. Every fluid in a engine has a smell other than water [condensate].

Are the sides of the pan damp so that maybe it is dripping down from above somewhere?


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There was some residue on the side yesterday before replaceing the plug. I whipped it all off before driving it around. An there was nothing when I checked this morning. I would think it is oil but just strange I can drive and the plug be clean then when it sits then it starts dripping.
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It's probably leaking from the bedplate. Pretty normal to have seepage but sounds like yours is a little worse. Mine has done it since 40k or so, has just under 100k now.

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Any type of additive for oil that works best to help prevent this from continue to leak if it is the bed pan
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Not really. Only way to fix it if that is the problem is to pull the motor.

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Had another guy on another froum suggest it could be the turbo drain line. Anyone have any input on that
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That's a possibility. You can get a mirror and stick under the turbo to see if that's where it's coming from.

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