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Old 01-27-2008, 12:24 PM
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Oil Pan Leak

I know I have an oil leak where the pan meets the motor on the front main seal. What I'm looking for is a write up or some guideance on the process to repair this my self. I'll be goin on vacation in he next couple of days and plan to try and fix all the problems I have goin on right now with the truck. I'm going to change the ball joints, check and replace all glow plugs(thanks to the auto zone thread--FREEBIE thanks guys),and I wanted to look into get the leak fixed. If anyone can help or show me where to find some info on this I want to try to get all this done next week after Mardi Gras.
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:19 AM
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The correct way to repair a leaking oil pan is to remove the motor and turn it upside down for 18 hours while the special sealant dries, don't think this is what you had in mind. Some folks have worked special sealants and things like JB Weld into the leaking area, most fail because there is no way to get a oil free surface. But I would try this before I paid someone $1500-$2,000 to replace a oil pan gasket.
Hey I know get some of that "Wonder putty" they advertise on TV!! Seriously I would try just about anything before I had my engine pulled.
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Old 02-03-2008, 05:54 PM
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ok i did some further investigating and found that its not the oil pan. PHEW!!! anyway i did notice the oil was seaping from behind the lowest pully n the engine. i dont know exactly what it is called. its the one thats right under the fan pully. i have the 7.3 just in case no one knew, but now i need to know what this would entail on repairing it.
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That is the oil pump behind the harmonic balancer. Mine leaks too and I was planning to fix it this spring along with the oil pan. I didn't know about the sealant issues though. Mine looks as though it has been previously attempted and now I think I better understand why it is leaking.
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Old 02-06-2008, 02:53 PM
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ok so i know it is the oil pump leaking what do i need to get to repair the leak. i bought an $80 kit from autozone that consists of:

Flexpro timing cover set TCS 45050

water input wear sleeve
water output front cover right
water pump front cover left
oil injection pump oil pump inlet tube
timing cover oil reservoir

is what i need in there or is anything in there that i need at all. i have the truck torn apart right now and need to know if i need anything else so is not to slow me down anymore. or a write up of how to change what i need to change.

thanks guys.
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Old 02-07-2008, 04:52 AM
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I downloaded the 7.3 manual from a link on these forums a while back and it had the service information listed under special procedures. I searched for it a few minutes ago and didn't find it. Maybe, someone else remembers and can steer you to the link.
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