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Oil in engine valley

Ok, so just under the fuel pump/HPOP area I am beginning to see a puddle of oil forming in a low spot in the "lifter" valley, I can mop it up and its full again after a day of going to work and back, also she is starting to "leak" out the rear of the engine in the bell housing area, I am sure this is from the other leak. I am thinking that its probably a leaking HPOP since unless I keep it plugged in (block heater) its a witch with a capital B to start on just a cool morning. Once started it has no power down low till warmed up and feels like its missing, smokes (black) like a freight train then it gets better once it warms up some. Once fully warmed up I can floor board it while in gear and it will chug for a small distance, then all of a sudden it belches out a cloud of black smoke and it has full power from there on out. Once warm its a perfect truck. I dunno what up with this old girl. Oh yea, shes a 03 7.3 Auto 147k miles

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My was not an oil leak

I found the steel fuel return line (from back of passenger side head) had a small leak causing "oil " puddling and eventually oil running down back of engine & onto the converter cover. Check your fuel lines.

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Also, see if your fuel filter housing is cracked, or if any fuel fitting is loose as tom2krzy has suggested. Also, sometimes a seal on the HPOP will fail and begin to leak, I can't remember what seal it is...Go here, POWERSTROKEHELP.COM - The Information Source for Ford Power Stroke Diesel Owners & Mechanics, I saw a video he had on there that talked about it. My valley is starting to fill with fluid too. Need to check it out this weekend.
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Here is the mores specific. vid for your problem....or it should at least set you in the right direction...

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Yea I looked at that one, I think its either my HPOP or the Gasket for it.

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Upon further looking I think Its the o-rings at the HPOP for the oil line going to the drivers side head. Kit in enroute

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Replaced the O-Rings in and on the fittings for the Oil Lines and not only did it cure my oil leak, they also made my truck idle a little smoother. One step closer to being the truck I know she can be

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I got to this thread too late Thats what I was going to tell you about your leak. Easy to diagnose, easy to fix I have all kinds of info and links for you regarding oil leaks, but it looks like you got it taken care of Good deal bud

As far as your cold start issues, you gotta check out your glow plug system thoroughly. Probably at the very least a bad relay Another easy fix, but I would do it before it gets too too cold.

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I got to this thread too late Thats what I was going to tell you about your leak. Easy to diagnose, easy to fix I have all kinds of info and links for you regarding oil leaks, but it looks like you got it taken care of Good deal bud

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As far as your cold start issues, you gotta check out your glow plug system thoroughly. Probably at the very least a bad relay Another easy fix, but I would do it before it gets too too cold.
Done, New UVC harnesses and VC Gaskets, did the stancor relay mod, still a cold blooded *itch. I'm trying it out cold turkey tonight to see if these O-Rings did the trick, though that would be too easy

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Did you check each glow plug with an ohm meter. If 3 or4 or more glow plugs are bad a new relay won't fix it. Just somewhere else to check if the problem continues

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