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Old 05-05-2010, 03:32 PM
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97 PSD Leaky oil pan gasket

Im new to this whole forum deal. So bear with me. But my 97 Powerstroke has a leaky oil pan gasket, as in when I start the motor and crawl underneath it looks like the truck is taking a leak. What is the easyiest way to replacing the oil pan gasket seal, I know its a liquid seal that you buy from ford or international? (This is just some of the reasons why you dont buy something for what its advertised. Ive pulled both heads, replaced fuel pump and starter and im only 18.)

Any advice would be helpful.



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Old 05-05-2010, 06:55 PM
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If it looks like it is pissing oil, then I doubt it is the oil pan gasket. Where on the oil pan are you seeing the oil? The dipstick oring is prone to fail. I would look higher for your leak. The oil cooler is prone to leaking. It is on the drivers side. Look at the filter and see if oil is running down it and look at the front of the engine at the oil cooler for leaks there as well. Valve cover gaskets aren't that common but could be your leak. But if you want to change your oil pan gasket be prepared to yank the motor out.
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x2 on what bondsman said. Oil pan gasket means pulling the motor. maybe this link will help POWERSTROKEHELP.COM - The Information Source for Ford Power Stroke Diesel Owners
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i hate to high jack the thread but Im a newbie to the diesel world and noticed im losing some oil today. my passenger side of the engine looks wet. I can see the oil pan looks wet and my shock on the passenger side but you can really see it where the return powersteering line coils. Just wondering if anyone can give me any ideas on what could be going on. Im just hoping its not a head or valve pan cover gasket
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Front crank seal, oil cooler, block plug above the starter( more to the rear then front) dipsitck tube o-ring. Take some pics and post the best you can.
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