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1st diesel, oil leak and operation questions
Hey all, I am new to the forum and just purchased my first diesel. I purchased an 05 powerstroke with ~150k on it from an old friend of the family who passed.
The truck is in immaculate shape however it leaks oil and I cannot seem to find the source. The leak appears to be coming from the top of the motor and depending on which angle the truck is parked, gravity will make it flow to various parts of the engine and drip down.
I have powerwashed the underside of the vehicle and have been able to check the rear main, oil pan, and the bottom half of the heads. I checked the oil filter and what parts of the heads I can see from the top and all seems to fine there as well.
The leak is rather significant as I will almost always leave my mark wherever I park sometimes just a drop or two, sometimes more.
I know this is broad but any ideas? Anyone had a similar situation?
Also, when I purchased the truck and checked the oil, it was running right at the bottom of the "add" line on the dipstick. I ran up to the auto parts store and she took ~4.5 quarts I was astonished. How come when running that low on oil, my pressure gauge still sits right in the middle and my engine doesn't run hot at all?
Note** The old man who owned the truck had Ford replace the heads in 2007 on warranty. The truck has not had an EGR delete performed yet.
Thanks in advance for all of your help.