Oil Cooler leaking? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-18-2007, 09:22 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 24
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Oil Cooler leaking?

Hello all;

I have a 96 7.3 that is leaking oil all over the drivers side motor and down the front of the engine. I see a couple of lines there and I am wondering if they are leaking.

I am also wondering if I should be looking into the oil cooler.

I noticed a TSB on a 1/2 oil galley plug, which I will check tomorrow.

Any input anyone may have is welcome.

thakn you.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 03-18-2007, 10:20 PM
.

 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 4,489
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Welcome pallentx, I'm not sure about your question I have a 6.0, but check back and bump your post to the top of the page when there is a little more traffic on the board, and I'm sure somebody will help
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 03-18-2007, 10:37 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Surrey B.C. Canada
Posts: 4,507
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Welcome to Powerstroke.org, glad your here with us, and I'm sure one of the techs will be along to help you out, in the mean time don't forget to introduce your self in the introductions forum and meet the rest of the folks here, you can also go to the map at the top of the page and put yourself on it. Have fun, and enjoy the forum.

Gord.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 03-19-2007, 04:17 PM
7.3 tech, supporter

 

Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Wichita KS
Posts: 1,224
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Welcome aboard man!!!!!!

First thing check the oil plug, most likely that is the cause, start there and if that's not it post back and we can go from there
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 03-24-2007, 05:25 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 24
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Is there a drain plug on the oil cooler itself?

Man, there is oil all over the front of the drivers side engine. and behind/under the power steering pump and down to the frame.

I stopped at NAPA the other day and bought 6 of the copper oil pan drain plug seals. I replaced the old one when I changed the oil the other day.


I had read about a oil plug on the head that may leak, but I have not been able to lay an eye on it yet. anyone know where it is or how to get a proper look at it?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 03-24-2007, 09:06 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Lockport IL
Posts: 4,297
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 7 reviews
Send a message via AIM to dereku
you know i have the same problem but im not sure if its oil with all the crap that can build up around an engine its hard to tell. I think mine might be the power steering pump because it hums a little bit when i steer (more so than it used to) but i did run it dry for a few days when i blew a hose and was in a pinch so that probably causes the hum. But for the oil cooler clean you engine up really nice with some degreaser and look where the cooler bolts onto the block and at the ends of the big pipe there are some o-rings in there that can go bad. I wish i could help you out a little bit more but i havent had the time to look at mine yet but when i do ill let you know
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 03-03-2008, 06:29 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: DOUGLASVILLE,GA.
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Exclamation oil cooler leaking as well?

i think my cooler is leaking like a dripping faucet when running but not sure where from. did any body ever figure out where the plug is that is prone to leaking? obtw my truck is a 1995 f350. i read another thread where someone was looking for the gaskets and o-rings, any luck? i also heard that if you take it off you might as well have it cleaned out by someone like a radiator shop because they build up inside? any insight on these concernes would be greatly appreciated.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 03-04-2008, 05:34 AM
Infidel

 

Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,167
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
There is not a plug. You have to replace the gaskets that are leaking. You can get the rebuild kit from Ford. I have a schematic at home I will post it later.
Craig
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 03-04-2008, 12:12 PM
International Threat
 

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Elkton, MD
Posts: 13,087
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
There is a plug. I mistakenly took it out thinking it was a 4th bolt yesterday on my truck.

There are 5 bolts that hold it on. 2 in the front, 3 in the back. And the Block heater cord which is a an 11/16th IIRC.

The gaskets usually fail and they need to be replaced anytime you remove the oil cooler.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 03-04-2008, 05:42 PM
Infidel

 

Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,167
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maintain View Post
There is a plug. The gaskets usually fail and they need to be replaced anytime you remove the oil cooler.
Don't I feel silly!
Craig
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors