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post #1 of 6 Old 12-01-2007, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Question Oil Leak Worsens!

Here I am, Mr. Positive, been watching my "bedplate" leak, very minor, nothing hits the ground........untill now. Am I ready to have my local dealer who's techs are real good, tear down an engine that runs flawlessly with only 21K mikes? Help me make that decision, I just don't want to avoid parking at friends driveway's and have to explain why a mega buck truck leaks oil. I know I have been posting " it leaks a little , so what". But it has gotten worse! Any input and advice would help! I am gonna have them recheck thier earlier seal work before they take it down. Thanks!
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If your dealer has good techs that know what they are doing, get it done. I had the same issues you have. "Do I have a perfectly running truck torn down" Well, I bit the bullet and had it done. Best decision I have made. I had the work done at 10,000 miles and I have 26,000 miles on the truck now. My bell housing has not been wet at all in the last 16,000 miles. The truck runs just as good as it did before, no squeeks, rattles or anything from being torn down and put back together. Come to think of it, I noticed only one change. Prior to the tear down I would smell exaust in the cab with the heater going. After the tear down, no exaust smell in the cab with the heater going. The tech put it back together better than Ford did. Plan to be without your truck for about 3 weeks, but in my opinion it was worth it. Good luck

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Thanks for the good + info Stroker,, I will call them Monday.
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Anytime! If you go visit your truck while it is in the shop, it is a shock to the system to see the cab up in the air and the engine on the stand torn down. Just keep in mind that it will be worth it when it is done. You will have a truck that runs perfectly and does not drip oil. And the warranty covers it all. Let me know how it works out for you.

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Called the dealership. They said they would leave the cab on, pull the engine, then seal the bedplate without tearing the whole thing down. Does this sound like the right way to do the job? They said it would be down for 4 days. Also while it's apart, I would like to tap the exhaust manifold for a egt probe, are they standard at a 1/8 pipe thread? Thanks!
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Plan to be without your truck for about 3 weeks, but in my opinion it was worth it. Good luck
3 weeks? I'd lose my job!
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