HPOP O-ring Replace/Refresh Questions - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
User Tag List

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 Old 04-18-2011, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Question HPOP O-ring Replace/Refresh Questions

Hey guys, my brother recently acquired a 2002 F-250 with the 7.3 PSD. After a few days he developed an oil leak that was quite significant. He asked me for my help as he isn't the most mechanically inclined individual. So, post-crash course into the 7.3L, and many forum threads/posts later, I have narrowed the leak down to the HPOP which seems like a common problem with this motor.

I cleaned the area and block with simple green and degreaser, and appears the leak is coming from the underside of the HPOP (drips down to the valley cover while idling). Short of using a flexible mirror to really get down in there, I can't see any other obvious oil leaks while the motor idling. So appears I'll be pulling the HPOP to service the "non-serviceable" plug.

My daily driver/car I wrench on is a 2003 Corvette, so I'm quite new to trucks/diesels. My question to you fine folks is whether or not it is of value to go ahead and get a whole o-ring kit from bob @ dieselorings.com and just refresh all of the rings + loctite for the whole unit. Working on Corvettes, that is usually our mantra. While in the process of fixing X, might as well replace/repair/refresh/upgrade W, Y, and Z. Just curious to know if that carries over to the 7.3L and it's HPOP.

Also curious to know if I should "upgrade" the the hose fittings to the "new style contains an o-ring at the top to restrict moisture and road dirt from reaching the internal parts of the fitting." Money really isn't an object, when I can prevent these problems from happening again, or significantly delay them occurring again.

Really appreciate any advice/help you fine fellows can offer,

_r2h is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

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


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

Email Address:


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