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Oil leak

Just recently I started getting an oil leak from the back of the engine, bad enough to have visible drips after shut down. I was just reading guzzle's page about the crank case breather (Welcome to guzzle's CCV mod web page). Possibly the issue? Or think it's something more? I don't know how much a bad crankcase breather would leak. HELP!!!

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Where are you seeing the leak? Are you sure it's oil? It could very well be fuel that's leaked into the valley from your bowl o-rings and made it's way to the rear of the engine (more common issue).

How does the valley look?


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There is fuel in the valley..... So thinking fuel bowl rebuild in my future?
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And if that is the consensus what else should I do while I have the bowl off? Is there anything else that should be done while I'll have the room?

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I have a friend that has a 7.3L powerstroke like mine (99' F350). His turbo pedestal was cracked and pissing oil down the back. Maybe check that also
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Could be turbo pedestal o-rings, a common leak point, or I had this problem and it turned out to be the HPOP line that goes into the LH valve cover. The little o-ring was cut or blew out and the oil leaked into the galley and down the back of the engine dripping when I shut it down. Wipe off the fittings real good and inspect it again after running a short while. It's a very easy fix, but the turbo o-rings take a little time because of the exhaust and air in lines. There are O-rings between pedestal to engine and O-rings between turbo to pedestal.
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Oil leak fixed!!!

So it was fuel. I climbed up on my engine and used my remote start to cycle the fuel pump and low and behold..... Fuel coming out of the filter cap. 1/8 of a turn with a 1/2" ratchet later and no leak. Drove it 45 miles this morning and when I got there NO LEAK!!!!

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