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Old 12-06-2010, 06:42 AM
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oil leak

Got a 96 7.3 ps 5-speed. Got a leaking rear seal Ithink, Any easy way to fix other than removing motor
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:31 AM
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they rarily leak from the rear seal, start from the top and work your way down, check to see if the turbo is leaking from the bottom, if not it is more than likely one of the high pressure oil rail plugs leaking on the back of the motor, I dont have picture and they are kind of hard to get at but if they are leaking you will see them,
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:37 AM
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x2. Way more things prone to leaking up top but they all run down the valley and down the back of the motor so diagnosing can be sort of tough.
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I have a small leak with my 97 maybe 3 or 4 drops a week,I just put a piece of carpet under the truck to keep my Drive way clean.
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There's actually a Ford service bulletin that states "when a minor leak is discovered, place 3' x 5' piece of appropriately absorbent material under the motor of the truck while parked on good concrete until such time as the minor leak becomes a flow. Then fix it."

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I have a small leak with my 97 maybe 3 or 4 drops a week,I just put a piece of carpet under the truck to keep my Drive way clean.
Spoken like a Harley owner
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Old 12-06-2010, 01:45 PM
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Thanks for the advice. I steam cleaned the motor today and finally found the leak by the turbo. Thanks again.
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Old 12-07-2010, 04:44 AM
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There's actually a Ford service bulletin that states "when a minor leak is discovered, place 3' x 5' piece of appropriately absorbent material under the motor of the truck while parked on good concrete until such time as the minor leak becomes a flow. Then fix it."

They made a mistake JJFLASH,it's supposed to be a 3 1/2' by 5' piece.
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:13 AM
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I must have missed the update
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