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Old 12-24-2009, 01:56 PM
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Angry 7.3 oil leak! great start 4 my Christmas

I went to get the mail and noticed a trail leading into my driveway. Checked oil level and as I suspected - empty!!

First look it appears to be coming from the oil filter I know it is leaking there, but after further looking there is some oil in the valley and there is no way the filter could have gotten the oil to the passenger side.

I havent recently had an oil change and this wasnt a gradual leak as my driveway and street had no oil at all 2 days ago.

I am not a pro @ workin on the diesel yet, so not sure where to start, any help on this much appreciated
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I would check the lines going to the rail.
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HPOP "O" rings I suspect.
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Check the hoses coming from the hpop to the cylinder heads, probably ok, if it still ran it had at least four or five qts left in it, pour some oil in, fire it up and take a look. what year we talking here?
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its a 1999 and I dont have any oil here and no truck to drive so I will have 2 wait untill I can get some. I am confused as to I had no leak 3 days ago and now a leak in possibly 2 different places?
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HPOP "O" rings I suspect.

could this cause all the oil to drain out that fast?? The trip to the gas sation last night was less than a mile and that is when this happened
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Check the hoses coming from the hpop to the cylinder heads, probably ok, if it still ran it had at least four or five qts left in it, pour some oil in, fire it up and take a look. what year we talking here?
Thank you for the quick reply I will try this asap.
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could this cause all the oil to drain out that fast?? The trip to the gas sation last night was less than a mile and that is when this happened

Not sure. I had this problem a few years ago while I was parked at the Ford dealership and the Mech came out and replaced the O rings in the HPOP. I lost over a quart in 20mins.
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Yes even a small leak related to the high pressure oil system would cause a rapid loss of oil, as would a low pressure oil leak. check the turbo pedestal, there are o rings that can leak and put oil in the valley.
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hpop orings, it happened to me just a month after owning my truck, scared the crap outta me!

here ya go
Hpop o-ring video

and costed me like $20 at the stealership part # - 2C3Z-9G804-AB (o-ring kit)
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