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Old 04-25-2008, 06:12 PM
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Rear Main ?

So i've got a oil leak off the back of the engine. Pretty sure it's a rear main. has anyone done one on there PSD? Any details will help. O, it's a 95, in case that matters. Thanks
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Old 04-25-2008, 06:19 PM
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I would look at the back of the top of the engine first. Double check to make sure it is not leaking from above and making you think it is the rear main.

Because replacing the rearmain seal is a PITA.
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might try cleaning all the oil off, go run it around the block or around town a little and investigate where the leak is coming from.
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Old 04-26-2008, 06:15 AM
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yeah like he said. take the engine cover off and look in the valley on the top of the motor. just to make sure its not the hpop or a line/fitting. hopefully its something cheap and easier to fix than a rear main.
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Old 04-26-2008, 06:21 AM
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here, this might help ya out. I also say check your valley for oilhttp://www.powerstroke.org/forum/7-3-repair-help/958-99-03-7-3-oil-leak-diagnosis.html.
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Old 04-26-2008, 06:22 AM
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huh, that link didn't work. i'll try again. Otherwise just look in the 7.3 tech files under repair help and there is the thread on oil leaks.

http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/7-3...diagnosis.html
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Old 04-26-2008, 06:51 AM
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mine had an oil leak on the rear of the engine, and it was an oil lin on top that appeared to come from where a main seal leak would be. i would def. investigate further before committing to a main seal repair......
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Old 04-26-2008, 04:07 PM
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I have replaced two rear mains on the 7.3. It's not very hard, but a special tool is recommended. Unfortunately I did this before this great place was born, and it was the HPOP the whole time. I even bought a new oil pan

Check the top of the engine first!
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Thanks for all the help. i pulled the cluch inspection cover and No oil, so thats good. So now i get the fun job of huntin it down. I never though of the HPOP, thats a good idea. Again, thenks for all the help
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Nice looking truck you have there 95stroker, might see you around town
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