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Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Damariscotta Maine
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Hey, Ive had my truck about 6 months, when I got it the temperatures were starting to drop, so I held off on the work and ran it for the winter. Things are starting to warm up again and I'm looking into a few of the small problems the truck has.
I have an oil leak, and possibly a fuel leak.
I have looked the truck over for the oil leak but its hard to find because there seems to be dirt and grime everywhere I look. So my first question is what is the best way to go about cleaning these things off to check for oil leaks?
There is a lot of wires ect so Im not sure if its alright to just go to town in the hose and degrease? or do you strip everything (turbo fuel pump, hpop fuel bowl ect ) off the top of the motor and carefully clean it up?
also, the leak seems to be ahead on the engine, and I still haven't been able to verify if it leaks only when running, or if it leaks all the time.
Ill check it out and get for information today.
Note*the oil leak is well, I added about a quart in 4000 miles.
and Im surprised it only leaked that much, every time I stop for a few hours there is a quarter size oil stain. maybe even a little more.
thanks guys! 197.8k miles
1997 F250 7.3 5 speed, 3.55s, D60, 4" Diamond Eye Exhaust, Napa Intake Filter, E-Fuel, 35" bfg mt's, stage 2 rosewoods/tuning, Gauges
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