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Old 12-19-2010, 01:25 PM
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Looking for oil leak and need help

I am trying to find a leak on my 02 7.3. It appears to be coming from the right side (when facing the truck) near the oil pan. Kind of the area where that pipe looking oil cooler thingamajig goes into the motor. Are there any common oil leaks in this area that might be the answer for me, or at least steer me in some direction. It's pretty nasty in this area and I did some cleaning to try to find the leak but may need to do some more cleaning. Here's a pic of the area.
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Old 12-19-2010, 01:47 PM
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Oil cooler is on the driver side
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Old 12-19-2010, 01:49 PM
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Hmmm could use a better pic. It is most likely coming from above. Check the engine valley. More than likely there will be oil in there You are probably leaking from the HPOP quick disconnect fittings, or the turbo pedestal, or the EBPV tube.

Check the valley and report back
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Old 12-19-2010, 02:07 PM
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All of those leaks would come down the rear of the motor wouldn't they. I have never had oil in the valley but this leak has been there since I bought the truck. And it is the front drivers side. You can see the oil filter in the pic. That is the right corner of the oil pan on the left with the bolt and top right is the end of the oil cooler. You can see the tube going back to the filter. Its dark now so a better pic will have to wait until tomorrow.
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:23 PM
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hard to tell from your pics. it is possible the seals on the oil cooler are leaking , this most commonly occurs when it is cold, once the engine warms up the seals will soften up some and stop leaking. i have seen this quite a bit. just something to check!
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:49 AM
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I am gonna clean the heck out of it and then try to look. The cleaning I did just isn't enough. It's just all over the place down there and looks like it may be coming from anywhere. I also found what looks like old crusty oil residue in the valley by the hpop but it looks very old. Although it also looks like it dripped off the front of the motor since the rest of the valley is clean. I may find more than one leak in the end but I def need to clean it first.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:05 PM
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I have the same problem with my 00' 7.3 PSD. This week(Wednesday 1/19/11) i am going to clean it up and try to pin point were it is coming from. Would you have any advice to were or what its coming from.
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:28 PM
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Sorry, no advice.

Update: I think I found the leak. I see a drip coming from the oil cooler. Where the heck was that write up on fixing this piece? I remember it required taking it off and putting new o-rings on. Has anyone done it and if so how difficult and how long did it take?
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http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/7-3...il-cooler.html
All i found
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:55 PM
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last month i found out that the leak was from the bottom ot the turbo pedistal. the o-rings got brittle. This last week i pulled out the turbo and replaced all the o-rings and seals. so far that fixed it, no more leaks.
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