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Old 02-20-2013, 04:25 PM
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oil leak question

Must be my year for problems. Now I've got an oil leak. Looks like its coming from around a sensor of some sort coming from the passenger side high up on the oil pan. When I looked there with the engine idling I didn't see oil coming out, must only come out when running a hwy speeds. There is smoke blowing out occasionally.
So, questions - what is that sensor?
How do I fix a leak there?
Is smoke coming out of there normal?

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Old 02-20-2013, 05:21 PM
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oil leak question

Sounds like the oil dipstick fill tube. Common problem for these. There is info on how to fix them here.


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Old 02-20-2013, 06:54 PM
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sounds like the oil galley plug leaking.

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Old 02-20-2013, 08:37 PM
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It's the oil dipstick fill tube. I had just looked under there without tracing the tube upward - so I just thought sensor of some sort. There's no oil coming down from above, just from that.
I read a lot of posts and found some good info on how to do it, doesn't sound too bad as long as nothing goes clunk into the pan. I did find a part to replace that less than stellar design, but it's $300 - o-rings and sealant are cheaper. If I can round up the parts at the local Ford dealer I'll do it this weekend.
Any advice, tips, offers to come do it for me while I keep the beverages chilled would be appreciated.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:13 AM
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Oil leak at dipstick tube flange fixed -with pics! - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

http://www.strictlydiesel.com/p-2690...epair-kit.aspx
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:27 PM
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Thanks for the links. HAs anyone installed any of these? I really like the idea of the external flange. Would solve a lot of problems and probably how International should have designed this in the first place. 300 is pricey but if it's a great solutiuon...
Here's what I did to mine so far - the flange was loose, I could turn it with my fingers. So I tightened it with a pipe wrench about 1/2 to 3/4 turn. No change on the leak. I noticed that the flange nut actually looks warped, it's not making contact in a least 2 places. Probably a 1mm gap or less but still a gap. How tight should this be?
Hoping to get it fixed soon - may do it myself or my have my mechanic friend do it while he's doing my plugs on Monday.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:40 PM
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good luck. I'm leav'n mine "keep the pan wet", cuz that job looks like a 10 on the pucker factor.
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