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Old 08-02-2014, 08:23 PM
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H&S Tow Tune and Oil Pressure

Is there a dramatic increase in oil pressure with the H&S DPF delete Tow Tune?

I did my delete a little over a week ago and have been running on the Tow Tune ever since. Haven't had any issues with it since I installed it and have been babying the truck ever since. Just noticed tonight when I was under the truck that I've got oil pooling around the oil drain plug and it seems loose.. wiggles when you press it with your finger. I first noticed the lower front corner of the oil pan, near the filter, was wet and starting to form a drip...nothing on the ground yet... I did do an oil change the same time I did my delete but am confidant it's not residual oil from around the filter housing. Also noticed oil forming drips on a few of the bolts that hold the oil pan in place, the ones to the rear of the pan. first thought was that may be spray or seepage from the now leaking drain plug, but those bolts are recessed in the plastic of the pan and there's no oil along the inside of the recess leading towards the bolt.

Is this just a pure coincidence or possibly a problem caused by the tuning? I would think that if it was that much of an increase in oil pressure I'd see leaks at other points throughout the lines and not just on the oil pan
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Old 08-02-2014, 09:56 PM
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Never mind... took the time to read the problems forum... should've done that first. Thinking it's just a coincidence and a problem with the ill fated plastic drain pans. back to the dealer.
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So what was the problem?
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Old 08-05-2014, 02:17 PM
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I think it was just pure coincidence... reading under the problems section I found a bunch of posts with leaks/drips in the exact same spots that I have. can't say for sure if the tune helped it along or that the stars alligned on it... either way I'll probably wait till I get close to needing an oil change and take it to the dealership and have them put on the metal pan... I think there's a TSB out as well bu the polymer plastic pans have been found to leak at the quick release drain plug, as well as the bolts that hold the pan in place (exactly where mine is leaking). mid productoin run on the '12s they started going back to the metal pans.
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Old 08-05-2014, 02:47 PM
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Mine has the plastic. No leaks yet. Hope it stays that way.
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Old 08-09-2014, 06:49 AM
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I think it was just pure coincidence... reading under the problems section I found a bunch of posts with leaks/drips in the exact same spots that I have. can't say for sure if the tune helped it along or that the stars alligned on it... either way I'll probably wait till I get close to needing an oil change and take it to the dealership and have them put on the metal pan... I think there's a TSB out as well bu the polymer plastic pans have been found to leak at the quick release drain plug, as well as the bolts that hold the pan in place (exactly where mine is leaking). mid productoin run on the '12s they started going back to the metal pans.
Any more information on this TSB? Mine has the plastic pan, and if i could get ford to change it on their dime i'd love to.
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Old 08-10-2014, 03:51 PM
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I stumbled across it in on one of the other forums, cant remember which one, but I think I just did a Google search for "2012 oil pan" or something like that. There was also some talk in the drivetrain problems section on here about similar warranty claims etc..
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