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What is this and why is it leaking oil?

The leak just started getting a little worse. Need to fix it. You can see the oil right close to the red wire. What is it and how do I fix it?



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that is the block heater
it looks like the leak is higher
take a good light and look on top of motor
do a search this trucks usually leak on the top from hpop,turbo

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That long tube is your oil cooler. There's O rings on it that you replace.

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I just did this job yesterday. Not a bad deal.. I posted a write-up with pics here: Oil Cooler Reseal

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I did the new o rings and gaskets and got it all back together tonight. I am still iffy if I got everything right, my oil smells a little bit like it has some coolant in it. But this fixed my leak, well so far Ive only let it idle for a few mins. I will keep an eye on it. Thanks for the help.


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- Zoodad
- Wicked Wheel (kills MPG)
-4" straight pipe dumps in front of rear tire
- Tuned by Power Hungry Performance
- Cold air
- Custom brush guard/winch mount
- Limo tint
- CB
- JVC head unit
- Warn Hubs
- 6637
- 45k Tru Cool + stock
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- 16k Warn winch/air compressor
- Leveling springs (WTB!!)
- Tranny build
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fun job, huh? i hope i never have to do one...

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Yeah I got a nice shower of coolant taking that plug out


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- Wicked Wheel (kills MPG)
-4" straight pipe dumps in front of rear tire
- Tuned by Power Hungry Performance
- Cold air
- Custom brush guard/winch mount
- Limo tint
- CB
- JVC head unit
- Warn Hubs
- 6637
- 45k Tru Cool + stock
----------
Coming soon-
- 16k Warn winch/air compressor
- Leveling springs (WTB!!)
- Tranny build
- Forged rods
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Is there any chance of my oil getting coolant in it after this? I did everything right and lubed it all. Something still seems different.


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- Wicked Wheel (kills MPG)
-4" straight pipe dumps in front of rear tire
- Tuned by Power Hungry Performance
- Cold air
- Custom brush guard/winch mount
- Limo tint
- CB
- JVC head unit
- Warn Hubs
- 6637
- 45k Tru Cool + stock
----------
Coming soon-
- 16k Warn winch/air compressor
- Leveling springs (WTB!!)
- Tranny build
- Forged rods
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There can be some cross contamination when taking off the oil cooler. When I did mine I made sure to open the oil drain plug one more time before putting in oil. I had a little coolant come out.

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