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Old 07-28-2010, 08:49 PM
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1997 powerstroke oil leak

I have an oil leak on my 1997 ford powerstroke. Took it to the shop...and they pressurewashed it and said that it might be timing cover? I looked and it seems to be up top...near the manifold but not the HPOP... the leak is on the left side and the oil filter was totally soaked when i took it in. They ruled out the oil cooler and filter..said it was coming from up above. I can look down from above (near air conditioning compressor) and see the front oil plug on head. Doesnt seem to be leaking there. There is also a fuel line? going into head, not an oil line...Almost seems like oil is coming out of there..not really sure tho...I was quoted $1500 to changing timing cover gasket...I dont think this is the problem though....If there are any common oil problems that come from the top of this engine that i havent ruled out...could someone please comment.

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Old 07-31-2010, 06:47 AM
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Most generally they leak from the HPOP or the turbo, but they can leak from anywhere, you just have to you alot of brake clean and get in there with a flashlight and root around until you find it most generally the problem with present its self with a little bit of persistence
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Old 07-31-2010, 08:21 AM
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on mine i had the same leak and on the left head behind the alt bracket there is a plug that is in the oil galley,well i am guessin that was what it was well anyway i took it out and the o rings were both cracked and leakin oil around them i took it out and put some rtv on it and it stopped it ya might want to check that
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