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hidden oil leak

Well I got this truck a few months ago. Its a 2000 f250 7.3 and noticed it had a bad oil leak. The guy dragged this truck when he had it. I looked to see where it was coming from and found out that it was all over the underside of my truck. It starts somewhere below the manifold . I'm hoping its not the head gasket But I think it is. Its all over the front end and frame but I cant pinpoint it. Do these 7.3 have a lot of problems with head gaskets? Could it be a Hi pressure hose thats spraying. I'm new to deisels so any advise would be great. thanks It leaks prolly a quart every two weeks.
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I'll take oil cooler for $500, Trebek.

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I'll take oil cooler for $500, Trebek.

Ding ding ding! Oil cooler is right behind the manifold on the drivers side.

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Yes the HPOP lines are known to leak on the 7.3, much more thasn the oil pump itself, which you have two on the front, a high and low pressure pump. You need to start with a good cleaning with your favorite degreaser. The oil lines have a O ring at the connector and these are known to fail and can spray oil everywhere or just drip. A mirror on a stick and a good maglight is your friend here.

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