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post #1 of 20 Old 03-18-2007, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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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.

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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
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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

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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?

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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
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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.

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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.
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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.

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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!
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