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Old 11-24-2012, 04:50 PM
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Ok so i know my Engine rear main seal is bad and leaking. Its not pouring out but id like to do something about it. I dont have the time or equipment to just replace the seal so i was wondering if anyone has ever tried Lucas stop leak? Or if anyone thinks its a good idea. Also have a power steering gear box leak. Was also looking at Lucas again. Intend to try and get a box from a junk yard but no one has these trucks around here. To dependable i guess.
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Ok so i know my Engine rear main seal is bad and leaking. Its not pouring out but id like to do something about it. I dont have the time or equipment to just replace the seal so i was wondering if anyone has ever tried Lucas stop leak? Or if anyone thinks its a good idea. Also have a power steering gear box leak. Was also looking at Lucas again. Intend to try and get a box from a junk yard but no one has these trucks around here. To dependable i guess.
What year is the truck? If it's an 03 where the ICP sensor screws into the HPOP cover then I'd say that's your problem. Don't see many rear main issues on the 6.0's.
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As finiki as the injectors are in these engines and the fact that oil is the what makes them work is enough to keep me from adding any sort of "stop leak" to the oil.

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Read up on the HEUI system

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its an 05. The injectors was my concern. The leak is coming from the rear of the engine mostly where the starter bolts in. Im a diesel mechanic in the army and anytime we see an engine oil leak from the rear thats the cause is the rear main thats why i assume thats the problem.
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Not saying it isn't the rear main but not common for 6.0's.
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I believe ya. Its got 129,000 Miles on it and i bought it used so i dont know how well it was taken care of before. I just did a complete all systems oil and filter changes. So what ya think about my steering gear box leak? Think some Lucas would help that?
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I believe ya. Its got 129,000 Miles on it and i bought it used so i dont know how well it was taken care of before. I just did a complete all systems oil and filter changes. So what ya think about my steering gear box leak? Think some Lucas would help that?
You could try the Lucas for steering gear but I would say you'd be better off to replace it. Are you just seeing some oil or residue on the pan and trans bell housing?
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Its wet. Not pouring or dripping so i havnt really worried about it. I intend to replace the gear box but i havnt found a junk yard around here that has these trucks.
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Its wet. Not pouring or dripping so i havnt really worried about it. I intend to replace the gear box but i havnt found a junk yard around here that has these trucks.
I'll bet the bed plate is leaking instead of the rear main. I priced a new steering gear for an 04 from a parts store and I'm pretty sure it was under $200.
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