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Old 02-21-2012, 02:46 PM
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YAY oil leaks!!

So noticed awhile back when i changed my oil, that there was a lot of 'old' oil that had drip down the pan. now it seems like the lead came back or W/E
I pulled the inspection plate to look at the flywheel and was clean, so most defiantly it's the oil pan. further talk to a diesel tech, he said that the rear main usually is not the problem. looked up the oil pan on AllData and WOW 17hour job... includes R&R of the engine....

so, has anyone been able to fix the gasket without R&R the engine? maybe by loosing the engine mounts and lifting it up somewhat?

and for the turbo oil drain, is there a quick way to check that without taking off the pedestal not sure how really to check that.
Thanks
Garret
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:21 PM
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The only correct way to replace the pan/gasket is to pull the engine. I've heard of guys doing it with the engine in the truck, but it usually ends in a worse oil leak than before. Might as well bite the bullet and get it done right the first time.
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I would check the engine valley for oil leaks before i would even think about pulling the engine. Turbo pedestal and leaky boots will drip down the back of the engine
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Exactly. Checked the valley for leaks first?
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Clean it very well with degreaser and pressure washer. Then start looking for leaks after letting it dry and run for a while.
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:47 PM
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i just finished pulling my motor in my truck and doin the oil pan gasket. Honestly i had the motor out in about 2-3 hours and if i didnt clean my block and frame and paint everything i could have had it all done in probaly one day. I had one friend helping me with it so i def had an upper hand.
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If you ARE going to pull the block, then you might as well do every single common leak point there is. Oil cooler, HPOP seals, turbo pedestal, EBPV actuator rod seal, fuel bowl rebuild, fuel lines, pan gasket, and dipstick tube.
And I don't see how the pan gasket is a one day job. It needs to sit upside down, on a stand, with gasket maker curing for at least 24 hrs. To be done right, and properly anyway.

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So noticed awhile back when i changed my oil, that there was a lot of 'old' oil that had drip down the pan. now it seems like the lead came back or W/E
I pulled the inspection plate to look at the flywheel and was clean, so most defiantly it's the oil pan. further talk to a diesel tech, he said that the rear main usually is not the problem. looked up the oil pan on AllData and WOW 17hour job... includes R&R of the engine....

so, has anyone been able to fix the gasket without R&R the engine? maybe by loosing the engine mounts and lifting it up somewhat?

and for the turbo oil drain, is there a quick way to check that without taking off the pedestal not sure how really to check that.
Thanks
Garret
Did you look around the dip stick area?
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