Originally Posted by Chango
I dont know where the bed plate is or what it is really but know its a common leak on our trucks.
All the years Ive never seen this either. Rear main is common but bed plate no. I have yet to see a truck come in for bed plate work. Rear mains yes.
Originally Posted by taskforcefreddy
It could be numerous things and a lot of times, a combination of. There's a weep hole at the back side of the valley that allows water/oil to drain out of the area. The HPOP, oil cooler, even the turbo itself, can all have a problem which will leak into the valley and eventually out of the weep hole. I took mine in while it was still under warranty for an oil leaking problem and they ended up rebuilding the turbo and replacing the oil cooler.
weep hole ??? The HPOP is sealed within the motor so the only thing that could leak would be the seal, oil cooler is rarely unless improperly installed but he would notice that right off the bat. Turbo yes the drain tube. If the dealer is telling you a weep hole dont believe everything they say.
Where would that weep hole be at ?
Anyways As for your leak, like stated above start with your ICP or Turbo Drain. Pull the Turbo off and you'll be able to see your ICP by the heat shield, actually tell me if you see a sensor on your Passenger side valve cover, by the glow plug relay actually under it. But really only 2 locations that would cause that leak.