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Old 03-17-2008, 03:30 PM
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Engine oil leak....help!

97 f-250 psd has a slight engine oil leak on the rear. Is this a major problem or what needs to be done? How much would it cost? The truck has 140,000
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Old 03-17-2008, 03:48 PM
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99-03 7.3 oil leak diagnosis

Find the leak, and report back.
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95 psd

that page was helpfull. but i noticed it was for 99-03. will the pictures on that page look the same for my 95?
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mine is doing the same thing about 1 drip a day, does it look like its dripping from the passenger side of the engine from that rear bolt? (sorry if that made no since, but if it is leaking from there you will know what im talking about)
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Old 03-17-2008, 08:29 PM
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95 has same block and mostly the same setup. Yes, that page works for you too.

Guys... check on top - not the bottom. Most of the time the leak seeps down the back of the block all over the bellhousing and makes it look like your leak is on bottom when it's really now.

Remember - follow the leak forward and UP until it stops... then look all around. It will usually move down and backwards
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:22 PM
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maintain: once again thank you for your knowledge
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Old 03-18-2008, 07:58 AM
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My leak is coming from the rear main....now what?
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It may look like a rear main, but it is most likely a HPOP fitting or turbo o-ring. I learned this the hard way. Before I found this site, we had a '94.5 that was dripping oil out of the bellhousing. After replacing the rear main twice and new oil pan it still leaked. We tried dropping the pan and re sealing it countless times. I just never knew to look on top of the engine. It will be hard to see, but it is probably coming from the top. there is a drain hole in the valley that lets the oil run down to the rear of the engine.
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Old 03-20-2008, 09:24 AM
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I have a 97 F250, my problem was the oil plugs & o-rings on the plug in the head, Ford has revised the plug and oil rings to solve the problem, cheaper if bought at International
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Oil pan rust TSB

I know that many keep their trucks clean enough to notice this and that, even with the years listed it might not be relative. But I thought I'd post it as a friend of mine sent it to me and my brother's just found his Ranger oil pan rusting through(and he keeps it very clean, but is also in Ohio on salted roads).
At anyrate, just an FYI as a thought to check yours next time you're under it as some have been found to rust through to the point of leaking...
Todd

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FORD TSB

FORD: 1999-2006 E-Series, F-Super Duty
2000-2005 Excursion
2000-2006 F-650, F-750

This article supersedes TSB 03-21-46 to update the affected engines
and vehicle model years.

ISSUE:
Some vehicles equipped with the 7.3L or 6.0L Diesel Engine may exhibit
engine oil pan corrosion when operated in high salt content/corrosive
environments. If the customer is concerned with this cosmetic issue,
the following procedure may be used to resolve the condition.

ACTION:
Inspect the oil pan. If corrosion is detected use Motorcraft High Temp
Anti-Corrosion Coating, Part Number PM-13-A, to service. Refer to the
following Service Procedure for details.

SERVICE PROCEDURE
Clean the oil pan off with a solvent to remove any dirt and oil. Using
a 3" angle grinder with a 36 grit disc, grind off all loose corrosion.
Blow off with air. Wash the pan with soap and water and let dry. Brush
the anti-corrosion coating on the oil pan. Allow coating to dry fully
before operating the vehicle.

PART NUMBER PART NAME
PM-13-A Motorcraft High Temp Anti-Corrosion Coating

WARRANTY STATUS:
Information Only - Not Warrantable
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