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Old 05-07-2013, 01:14 PM
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2000 7.3 oil leak

Alright guys I need some help have a bad oil leak coming from above the starter on passenger side of truck. You can start the truck and in about 30 seconds its leaking form above the starter ( like a drip every 5-7 seconds ). I have checked all my fittings on the HPOP and nothing from their but I do have a little oil in the valley but the amount is not changing.......any suggestions ???? Any idea is greatly appreciated guys. Thanks
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:08 PM
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Check your turbo pedestal and plugs at the back of heads. Hope that helps
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:11 PM
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The amount in the vally probably isnt changing casue its full of oil and is dripping down the back side of your motor. I had this issue (blown oring on my HPOP loosing 2 gallons every 20 miles) ended up seeping into my bellhousing saturating my clutch ruining it.

Your HPOP system has to be leaking if its only leaking while running. Mine started as a small drip like you explain and then turned into a 60 mile long oil trail untill i made it to a parts store. Glad i had a case of oil in my rig.
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:18 PM
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Well all my fittings are dry (I think) around my HPOP. I am defiantly going to look at them again! Would the turbo pedestal leak only under pressure?
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:54 PM
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Pedestal is part of the Pressurized oil system, low pressure but pressure non the less. If it where me I'd soak my valley, hpop and base of turbo in simple green or some sort of degreaser, get it all oil free then start from there. Be a lot easier that way to chase an oil leak than on a dirty engine.
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:23 PM
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Above starter is the dipstick oring. I hate them, ask me why.
Strictly Diesel Dipstick Adapter Repair Kit
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I was thinking dipstick as well except that it only happens while running
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That means it is the dipstick. The oil level is below that hole in the pan when still. When running it's slung around.
I've had mine open three or four times with oil still in it.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:11 PM
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Oh, I didn't know that. Always something to learn.
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No not my dip stick, completely dry around there. Hopefully this afternoon I will get some time to spray it down with a degreaser and start from their.
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