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i just bought a 2001 f-250 and i have had it for 24hours and it is leaking oil pretty bad of course i bought it as is. it is pouring rainso it is hard to see where it is coming from but it looks like the oil is coming from the front of the engine (oil pan gasket or front main seal) i called the dealer and he said that the "oil level sensor" was leaking he said he told me but that is a different story. is this a common problem.
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Can you tell if there is oil in the valley of the engine. If so you probably have a HPOP line ruptured or an O Ring has gone out. Mine was doing this about 6 months ago and the High Pressure Oil Pump was completly shot. Any time you have oil leaking, start at the top in the valley of the motor. There is a weep hole in the back where it runs down and it looks like it coming from the oil pan or the rear main seal. Let us know what you find.
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But not a line if it's in front. Could be the sensor but the hpop is a better bet.

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When mine went out, the entire valley was full of oil. I leaked down behind the drain pan and the cover for the TC. As long as the truck was running and building preasure it would leak. As soon as i shut it off it would stop. Now, your oil lines hook into the HPOP directly under the fuel bowl. These are where the o rings are that are notorious for going out. I would check these to see if you can feel any oil leaking.
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whats the tc?
when you say fuel bowl? thats not the front filter? what is it?
the hpop(location) is approx pass rear(up top though)right?
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TC would be the Tourqe Converter. There is a metal cover that has a small weep hole at the botom of it. It is directly behind the oil pan.
The fuel bowl is directly on top and it sits on top of the HPOP. It you have the cover on top of the motor, the fuel filter/bowl is under that.
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i know where the fuel filter is? just replaced it. thats not the fuel bowl?
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i know where the fuel filter is? just replaced it. thats not the fuel bowl?
The filter sits in the fuel filter bowl, that is it.

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1977 I bought a new 76 F150 club cab.
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i just bought a 2001 f-250 and i have had it for 24hours and it is leaking oil pretty bad of course i bought it as is. it is pouring rainso it is hard to see where it is coming from but it looks like the oil is coming from the front of the engine (oil pan gasket or front main seal) i called the dealer and he said that the "oil level sensor" was leaking he said he told me but that is a different story. is this a common problem.
Are you from NJ?? If so how far away from Elkton, MD?

It's most likely an HPOP O ring.

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i am 100 miles from you about 2 hours. I am bringing it in to my fathers friends shop to have him put it up. hopefully it is nothing to serious how big of a job is the hpop. i have read that the dipstick seal is a big deal if that is beat you have to pull the engine. is there anything i have to make sure i dont mess with to avoid having to pull the engine.

thanks alot for your help guys.
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