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Old 05-22-2011, 02:03 PM
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Bad Oil Leak

I've been driving my truck normally lately, and since I fixed my cooling issues I haven't leaked a drop of anything out of the truck, until today. I was just out riding around and stopped to notice a steady drip out of the clutch inspection cover. I didn't think much of it. At first it was kind of erratic, but over the next 50 miles it became very steady, dripping at least a cup every time the truck was shut off. On the 20mile trip I took last, it leaked a full quart of oil. And and the valley is full of oil (or possibly a mixture of oil/diesel, but the fluid has no smell of diesel). Presumably it's dripping through the drain hole and down through the bellhousing. What could happen so suddenly to cause a huge loss of oil such as this?
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Old 05-22-2011, 02:09 PM
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I've been driving my truck normally lately, and since I fixed my cooling issues I haven't leaked a drop of anything out of the truck, until today. I was just out riding around and stopped to notice a steady drip out of the clutch inspection cover. I didn't think much of it. At first it was kind of erratic, but over the next 50 miles it became very steady, dripping at least a cup every time the truck was shut off. On the 20mile trip I took last, it leaked a full quart of oil. And and the valley is full of oil (or possibly a mixture of oil/diesel, but the fluid has no smell of diesel). Presumably it's dripping through the drain hole and down through the bellhousing. What could happen so suddenly to cause a huge loss of oil such as this?
High pressure oil connection will cause a pretty decent leak.
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Old 05-22-2011, 02:16 PM
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turbo pedestal o rings is it a 7.3l
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Old 05-22-2011, 02:18 PM
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yeah i guess it is is it turbo if it is my 99 had the same problm i just fixed it it was the pedastal o rings also i had a fuel leak from my fuel canister drain valve so i had a mixture in the vally i had oil dripping down the started and throught the same hole on the trans
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Old 05-22-2011, 02:49 PM
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It is turbo, but the fact that there's oil all the way up to the front of the valley indicates that the turbo is good. Can the high pressure connections just be tightened, or do I need an O-Ring kit?
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no no u got me wrong the way the turbo sits on a 7.3l it goes the valley then 2 orings then the pedstal which ways like 15 pounds then 2 more o rings then the turbo the bottom o r ings flatten out over time and leak oil in to the vally happens alot has nothign to do with if the turbo is bad or good but mine had oil all the way up the front to also leaked from the trans like u stated
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It is turbo, but the fact that there's oil all the way up to the front of the valley indicates that the turbo is good. Can the high pressure connections just be tightened, or do I need an O-Ring kit?
They'd have to be replaced, can't be tightened.
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u never wanna mess with overtightening anything runnning crazy amounts of psi
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99-03 7.3 oil leak diagnosis

I know it says 99-03 but its the same for 97 and previous
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Old 05-22-2011, 02:58 PM
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Something else to look at....Hpop o-ring video
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