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Oil Cooler Leak?

Ive got an oil leak on my truck and I'm not sure exactly where its comming from. Valve covers are dry, block is dry, valley is dry, but the crossmember under the engine is wet. The wetness trails up towards the driver side. It looks to be coming from a big tube lookin thing that runs from the front of the motor to the oil filter under the driver side exhaust manifold. Its not a real bad leak, sometimes it doesn't seem to leak at all, othertimes after parking it, it will drip quite a few drops on the driveway. Any ideas?

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Ive got an oil leak on my truck and I'm not sure exactly where its comming from. Valve covers are dry, block is dry, valley is dry, but the crossmember under the engine is wet. The wetness trails up towards the driver side. It looks to be coming from a big tube lookin thing that runs from the front of the motor to the oil filter under the driver side exhaust manifold. Its not a real bad leak, sometimes it doesn't seem to leak at all, othertimes after parking it, it will drip quite a few drops on the driveway. Any ideas?
That is the oil cooler and they can be disassembled and resealed.

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How hard of a job is that? How much for the gaskets and stuff?

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I think I have a leak too but I can't find it. Sounds similar to what you said but mine is on the pasanger side somewhere above the starter. There is a drop on the starter, I don't see a drop every time I stop but sometimes I get 2 or 3 drops over a spot and there is some oil over the transmission pan. Not leaking from there but stained as if it's smeared as I'm driving.

I'm hoping it's just residue from when I washed the engine.

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How hard of a job is that? How much for the gaskets and stuff?
It's not bad, a little time consuming if you are anal about cleanliness like I am.(I'd probably never make it in a flat rate shop!) I seem to remember the 4 different o'rings and 2 gaskets came to around 40-50 bucks from the dealer, but don't quote me, it's been a while.

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Would it be better to get the gaskets from ford or international?

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i have a PDF file with removing and rebuilding the cooler with TQ spec's...if it doesnt post here send me a PM with your email and ill send it to you there..
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Thanks man. Where can i get more info like that for other jobs?

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