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Old 12-04-2008, 04:47 AM
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i started my truck up yesterday allowed to warm up then i went to the bank, quarter mile up the road. got to the bank shut the truck off went into the bank came back out like 10 minutes later and notice a puddle of oil on the parking lot right behind the front axle. so i got under the truck to see if it was me and sure enough it was. so i drove back home and parked in my driveway. another puddle about 5 inches in diameter. so i get some rags to wipe the oil off so i can see where its coming from. so i got the oil cleaned up and then i started my truck and got back underneath of my truck. i notice it was leaking or should i say comeing out like a river there where the oil dipstick goes into the oil pan. the nut that hold the dip stick in place had backed off. this isnt the first time the nut backed offf. but the last two times it backed off it did not leak oil. so i tighted the nut back up and it stop leaking. i check my oil level and it was showing i lost a quart of oil. then later i was driving around and stop at the gas station to get a drink and i got back under my truck to se if it leaked any. sure enough, it started to leak again. nothing major this time. but i dont know.


have any of you guys/gals have this problem? or heard of anybody else having this problem??
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Old 12-04-2008, 02:56 PM
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my 95 did the same thing. the part the nut screws on to has a o ring inside the
oil pan. had to raise engine up to get the oil pan off. replaced the whole piece
where the dip stick goes through. the guys at the machine shop said its big job.
cost me 600.00 buck mostly labor.
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Old 12-04-2008, 02:59 PM
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Sounds like truck gremlins
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Old 12-04-2008, 03:10 PM
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my 95 did the same thing. the part the nut screws on to has a o ring inside the
oil pan. had to raise engine up to get the oil pan off. replaced the whole piece
where the dip stick goes through. the guys at the machine shop said its big job.
cost me 600.00 buck mostly labor.
how come you had to pull the motor to replace it??
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Old 12-06-2008, 06:40 PM
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It is a common problem.

On the inside of that assembly, INSIDE the pan, is a large O-ring that fails. According to Ford and Navistar, the oil pan must come off to repair it.

Not true. The repair can be made with the oil pan on the motor, and in about 20 minutes.

here is an excellent how-to that I found...

Oil leak at dipstick tube flange fixed -with pics! - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

I used that how-to simply for guidance. I was able to replace the bad O-ring all-together. Rather than use a flat gasket, I used a new O-ring. Good as new.

Also, I didnt remove the dipstick tube. But I did make certain it was attached well. If your dipstick tube removes easily, you must use some method to hold onto that brass assembly. Ive heard of some people using needle nose vise-grips.

Hope it helps
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