I've googled, searched this forum, asked Ford, several diesel shops in the area and 4 wheel parts looking for an answer but I have failed.
I have an oil leak, that appears to be coming from the intake manifold specifically at the silicone boot on the manifold elbow.
I have come to understand that this is a typical problem for the 7.3L, but what I can't seem to locate is a way to properly fix it.
I spent over $500 with Ford, having all of the silicone joints replace and purchased T-bolt clamps before I learned that this would be a temporary fix to a permanent problem
The truck is a 2003 PSD ECSB the only mods are a Air Raid intake, 4" MBRP turbo back and a SCT flash tuner that the previous owner lost. I am currently evaluating tuners and believe I'm going to get the Edge CTS after a very expensive trip to the ford house to flash the PCM/ECU (whatever its called) back to stock.
Let me be clear, this truck is very dear to me so I want the correct solution. I'm not saying that cost is not a factor, but I'll do whatever it takes to make it happen for this truck.
My question is this: HOW DO I STOP THIS OIL LEAK?! New Manifold? New Piping kit? Free Tech Tip? I'm already tired of the black spot that is growing in the driveway.