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Old 01-04-2014, 12:43 PM
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6.4 oil leak question

Hey guys, just wanted to get an idea of what you guys think my issue is. I have noticed an oil leak on my 6.4 and I'm a little confused about what it's coming from. There was oil all over the bell housing on my transmission but it looks like it's actually dripping off the bottom of the starter. I changed my oil a few weeks ago and did spill some but it looks like this oil is dirty. My question is has anyone seen oil dripping off the starter and where was the leak coming from. Any info is appreciated!

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Old 01-05-2014, 12:57 PM
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I have the same problem, very slow leak but it's a leak.

My guess there's a plate between the oil pan and block and is known to leak.


I don't know what's it's called but I've had my truck 4 years with only 30K miles.
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Are you talking about the bed plate?
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Are you talking about the bed plate?
For me yes... I checked yesterday and between the block and bed plate I have leaks almost all the way around.

I hope warranty covers it.

From what I read so far they have to pull the cab and motor.
Crap...
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same problem, might looks like its comming from under the turbos... i put 15w-40 in it and it seems to have really sloweed down or not there any more...
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re: bedplate...

yup.. pull cab, motor, stand it, flip it upside down, remove pan and bedplate, use some sort of special compound of RTV, reverse process...

mine is leaking too...

for trucks under warranty: this is a serious issue that MUST be eliminated now matter how much it will cost FordMotorCompany... Not only is it a risk for locking the motor, but also a cost to the consumer in replacing lost oil, as well as an unacceptable and high risk to the environment, pets, wild animals that live under your truck while parked, fish that inhabit the run offs be it stream or standing water- it's an eyesore to contend with and I think warranty should cover acid cleaning of concrete driveways stained due to this, and/or resurfacing of paved drives stained by the same.. it is an issue they MUST respond to and rectify, or else face the wrath of any/every environmental activist, senators, congressmen, presidents and dictators...

for trucks OUT of warranty: I just pour more oil in the thing when needed. That is one expensive fix, and leaves way too many places for an inexperienced tech to jack your ride up..
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I couldn't agree with you more drewactual. You can buy a lot of oil for what that repair would cost at the shop.
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washed the trans and engine off the other day and am waiting for it to start leaking again. If it does its headed to the dealer...
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Old 01-10-2014, 06:43 AM
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Update from my bed pan oil leak:

Dropped truck off at dealership and there were over 30 diesel 6,4 trucks lined up for the same problem. Seems the temp changes here in Dallas Texas area lately caused the leak.

In Texas since it is usually very hot here and lately has been very cold it has caused this problem with the expansion of the metal.

Warranty covered? You beat!
Thank you warranty..

They are going to remove the engine flip the motor and rebuild. No cab off...

Now I'm thinking long term this truck might not be for me as in a few years I most likely will have this problem again. Sad...
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Update from my bed pan oil leak:

Dropped truck off at dealership and there were over 30 diesel 6,4 trucks lined up for the same problem. Seems the temp changes here in Dallas Texas area lately caused the leak.

In Texas since it is usually very hot here and lately has been very cold it has caused this problem with the expansion of the metal.

Warranty covered? You beat!
Thank you warranty..

They are going to remove the engine flip the motor and rebuild. No cab off...

Now I'm thinking long term this truck might not be for me as in a few years I most likely will have this problem again. Sad...
You returning your truck to stock for this procedure?
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