Oil pan gasket?? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old 02-23-2011, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
belz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Wake Forest, NC
Posts: 4,812
Thanks: 69
Thanked 53 Times in 50 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 67 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Oil pan gasket??

Is there an oil pan gasket on these trucks or something else there? I have looked everywhere for an oil leak but I keep ending up with the same idea. It has to be leaking from where the oil pan meets the motor in the front around the pulley and in the back by the starter. I tried tightening the bolts on the pan but the do not go any tighter. I am guessing this will require the engine to be pulled out in order to replace this gasket.

Belz
CPA Director


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
belz is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 02-23-2011, 02:04 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,900
Thanks: 7
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
no gasket, ford uses a real good permatex. Before you pull make sure thats whats lkeaking. my wifes had the leak in front where you mention but its the oil cooler Orings getting old and it leaks down there. Mine has a small leak in back at the atarter but its coming from the top. Not in the valley thru the weap hole so i am assuming from the turbo pedestal or something. You may have 2 leaks that are not the pan.

2008 6.4 f250 lariat 4wd
melmount is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 02-23-2011, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
belz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Wake Forest, NC
Posts: 4,812
Thanks: 69
Thanked 53 Times in 50 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 67 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Well, I cleaned up down there as best I could and ran the truck and you can see the drop of fresh oil hanging off the lip of the pan under the pulley. I did not notice any fresh oil anywhere else even on the cooler. How can u tell if the turbo o-rings are leaking? Can tou see this from the top or can I reach back there and feel for it? If it is the pan gasket I may just live with it for a while. The turbo o-rings maybe more do-able.

Belz
CPA Director


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
belz is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 02-23-2011, 05:12 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,900
Thanks: 7
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
the front of the oil pan can be cleaned real good and u can use black permatex and fill in the whole area mting the pan to the timing cover. It look crappy but it worked on one of mine.
The rear is touger to see. Clean the area with degreaser ad rinse with a hose, I used a small extendabl mirror and look from the bottom(drivers side to the top) With a small but quality flashlight you can see a lot up there. You can also look from top wit the mirror getting behind the turbo. Look to see if oil is in the valley. ARe you famiar with the weaphole in th block that drains to the starter area?

2008 6.4 f250 lariat 4wd
melmount is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 02-28-2011, 06:55 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I just had my oil pan replaced because it was rusting out on the bottum. I guess the primer (or lack of) that ford used on my 99.5 350 was sub par at the least and is a common problem.

I think if you are getting leaking from the top of the pan dripping down it is either turbo ped. rings or HPOP rings. Try to clean the valley really good with some purple power or the like and then drive for a little while. get your light our and see where in the valley it is leaking. If it is in the front of the valley it is most likely something in your HPOP. If it is puddling in the middle or back it is prob. turbo. Very rarely have I heard the rear main seal going bad...though the dealer likes to say that is the leak. High hour job.
Mamps is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 03-01-2011, 06:27 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
belz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Wake Forest, NC
Posts: 4,812
Thanks: 69
Thanked 53 Times in 50 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 67 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The valley is totally dry. Never had a drop of oil in there. Now I can't see all the way to the back of the valley but I park with the nose downhill so one would think if there was oil pooling towards the back some would find it's way forward but I will make no assumption.

Belz
CPA Director


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
belz is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 03-16-2011, 11:15 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northwest Ohio
Posts: 177
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Where do you find all of these orings and special permetex for the oil pan? Is these beter stuff to use? I am getting ready to pull the motor and replace the oil pan. I figure while it is out I might as well go through it all.
Any other ideas on what would be good to look at or replace while it is out? It's a PMR motor. I found factory rods for $500 and head studs for $650
Thanks
Tony

2002 F-250 Lariat Ext. Long Box 7.3L Auto 4x4 on the floor. 180,000 miles
4"DP to 5" with straight through muffler all from summit racing
DIY K&N style intake
Quad A pillar gauges (Boost, EGT, Trans Oil Temp, Engine oil Temp)
TS 6 position (stock,40,60,100,140,high idle)
Black liner (vortex coatings) 2 tone stripe to try and prevent the normal Ford Rust Spots
Cooper STT's 305/60R18 on zero offest 18x9 rims sitting on stock suspension.
2011 Palamino Sabre 32BHOK-6 5th Wheel
tdeal823 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome