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Old 01-08-2013, 10:28 PM
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Using oil

So yesterday driving around town, I went through a whole quart of oil. everytime I stopped, there was oil drops. Now of course here in Wa where it rains all the time, oil on water makes for a big circle, so it seemed like a lot. Anyway, at the end of the day, on the way home getting on the interstate, I noticed I had no power, shifting like a mess, but if I babied it, it was fine. (had to get home) So this morning I topped it off with oil and took it out for a drive, drove fantastic. Thought, ok, I have an oil leak, gotta search this weekend. Went out today and drove it pretty much all day today and used no oil. So now it got me thinking. I see the vally has wet oil in it, and the oil collection on the bottom of the motor is there at the lower end of the oil pan, as well as below the flywheel. I am thinking probably the fuel bowl or turbo. Both will be resealed in the near future. Just the one day I use a lot, next day none. Any thoughts?
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:17 AM
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Most likely the 2 turbo pedestal o rings. When I first got my truck it was leaking oil in the same spots and I replaced them and still had oil on the pan and flywheel cover etc. Turns out after 240k miles I could loosen the oil pan bolts by hand, just something to check while your under there.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:44 PM
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Thanks for the info. I did check them while it was on the lift, all were tight. my dipstick oring on the other hand was just dangling. I tightened that up and slowly the oil from there. I am still chasing one more leak. This cold and rainy weather does not entice me to go out there and chase jack.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:49 AM
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I hear ya, for some reason I have been leaking oil more than the usually nickle size over night and I developed a major fuel leak as well. I m not sure where else the truck can leak from to be honest I have replaced every o-ring that is physically possible over the past year or so. My only thought is that the cold has already taken its toll on some of the o-rings I have already replaced. This is the first time in 15 years the truck has ever seen temperatures close or well below freezing. I moved up to Missouri from Florida where the truck spent all of its life until this past year. To think positively depending on what o-rings its leaking from should only take 1/2 the time since I know what I am doing now haha.
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