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Old 09-07-2010, 06:31 PM
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Oil Leak

So, my truck seems to have a pretty big oil leak that just popped up. And by that I mean, the crossmember under the oil pan and front axle are covered in oil. Not dripping wet, but they're still wet (if that makes sense). The valley is completely dry. Turbo pedestal O rings are less than a year old, nor can I feel any oil behind the turbo. It looks like it's coming from above the driver's side of the oil pan. Any ideas as to what it could be? I hope I don't have to pull the motor to do the pan... It only seems to be leaking while it is running. I had a big oil slick in the garage from it. Not a puddle, but again, you could tell where it had been leaking. Stuck some cardboard on it this morning, and there are maybe 2 drops on it.
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Old 09-08-2010, 06:36 AM
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maybe one of the seals on the oil cooler or oil filter housing i would start there. I would pressure wash the underside of the engine anything that you can get to. After it dries let the truck sit and idle till at operating temp then look and see if you can spot the leak or get a better idea of where it's coming from. i hope its not your oil pan i hear they are a pain in the a** to fix. hope this helps
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Old 09-08-2010, 07:37 AM
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First thing I checked was the oil filter. Not coming from there. It's good and tight and not running down it. Was planning on running it down to the car wash to blast the underside of it and go from there.
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:13 PM
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I think it's coming from the front of the oil cooler. How hard is it to do the O rings on one?
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:33 PM
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Oil Cooler X 2 I got the same leak.

It looks like a PITA. Im trying to find the video will post when I have it
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:55 PM
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It doesn't *look* like it will be that bad. Just drain the coolant, remove the lower radiator hose, then those two bolts on the oil cooler housing, and somehow pry it off...?
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Old 09-10-2010, 03:28 PM
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Yeah not getting the cooler off I still cant find it. The PITA part looks like actually fixing the cooler
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Old 09-11-2010, 02:33 PM
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The big leak is diesel, not oil. It's coming from the fitting right under the front of the oil cooler. So, now I need to fix that...
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Old 09-11-2010, 02:42 PM
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Ah. Whats under there that involves fuel. I though there was a rail on the passenger side but not under the oil cooler...
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Old 09-11-2010, 02:45 PM
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The fuel lines come up the drivers side of the truck...
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