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Old 04-29-2006, 07:26 PM
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I looked through some of the other threads about this but I'm going to ask you guys anyway. Seems a lot of trucks are having front main seal leaks. I too think I am in this boat. I have oil all over the right side of the oil pan and all across the bottom of pan too. Looked like oil pan gasket on first inspection. But, when I look closer at front of the engine, it seems to originating at the front seal. Is this a covered item on 5 yr /100,000 mile warranty for 2002 F250? I'll admit that I have not read the fine print in owners manual. Any help would be appriciated
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Yes, it is covered under the 5/100k warranty, and yes, i have seen a TON of front crank seals leaking. the best way to tell if it is the front crank seal is to look at the low pressure oil regulator plug. it is the round plug with an allen wrench style indentation on the front of hte motor.....its the only round thing below the crank that isnt aluminum....it is visable from the bottom and is just barely on the passanger side of the motor from dead center...but still below the crank pulley..............if there is oil there...odds are your front crank seal is leaking......Marc
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Old 04-29-2006, 07:50 PM
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Thanks Marc. I'll look into it early in the morning. I'll be back to this site soon. I want to do some upgrading to my truck. It seems like you and others got your stuff together. Looking into 4" exhaust, chips, turbo upgrade, etc. Thanks again.
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Old 04-29-2006, 07:53 PM
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hey....how rude of me....welcome aboard.....always good to welcome a new member and it was rude of me not to.....but defianetly check back in with us and feel free to post questions and any info you may come accrossed or learn.....you never know who you will help with some good info ..........Marc
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Old 04-30-2006, 06:14 AM
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Hey Marc,

Yes, there is oil on Plug as you said. I will make an appointment with a dealership in my area for repair. This should be a one day affair right? Drop it off in morning and pick it up in evening. Looks like maybe a two hour or so job to remove damper pulley and belt, pull seal cover, and replace seal. I am at oil change mileage. Should I wait until they get seal replaced to change oil? As in, is there a chance they can get junk in new oil that doesn't belong?

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Russell
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Old 04-30-2006, 06:19 AM
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Hey Marc,

Yes, there is oil on Plug as you said. I will make an appointment with a dealership in my area for repair. This should be a one day affair right? Drop it off in morning and pick it up in evening. Looks like maybe a two hour or so job to remove damper pulley and belt, pull seal cover, and replace seal. I am at oil change mileage. Should I wait until they get seal replaced to change oil? As in, is there a chance they can get junk in new oil that doesn't belong?

Thanks,
Russell
you can change the oil whenever you need to, as long as the tech isna a baffoon, nothing will get into the oil to cause a problem........

as far as the job.....its a little bigger job than your average fromt crank seal since everything is so tight on the front of that motor and getting the fan and shroud out takes a little longer than your average vehicle.....but it is less than a half day job so if you dropped it off bright and early there is no reason they shouldnt be able to have it done the same day as long as they have the seal in stock...........Marc
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