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Old 06-02-2013, 03:56 PM
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'96 oil leak help

Hey guys, I just bought my first diesel ever it's a 1996 xlt. Well yesterday I out driving around and got in the throttle and noticed the check engine light came on. I pulled into a parking lot turned the truck off and back on the the light went off. So when i got home i crawled up under it just kinda on a wim and I saw oil dripping of the tranny oil pan. I looked all around and noticed it was coming off the top of the tranny so I figured it was coming out of the motor somewhere. So I popped the hood and right behind the turbo on the firewall was oil spray and I also noticed some dripping of the passenger side exhaust manifold. Today I cleaned the motor cranked it and let it idle for awhile and held it at about 2k rpm for a few seconds and nothing, no oil. I took it on about a 5 min drive and no oil. Then I went on about a 2 or so mile drive and sure enough it was leaking. So I'm thinking (hoping) the o-rings on the pedestal are bad and letting oil through. The truck has 157k on the clock and has been sitting for awhile. Let me know what y'all think, thanks.
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:00 PM
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Or the seal on the piston on the exhaust back pressure valve failed. O-rings most likely. Fairly common stuff, but a bit of a headache to fix. Not hard, just patience.
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