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Old 01-05-2013, 12:56 PM
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*** Help Oil Leak***

I've got an oil leak with my 237,000+ mile 7.3.
I noticed some spots under the truck and I was just figuring it was my front seal because every winter it drips a tiny bit, but I noticed that my driverside suspension, all over the firewall, steering shaft running down all over the bottom side of the truck, when I'm looking underneath there is a long cylinder shape thing under the driverside header that is soaked with oil, is that a oil cooler??? and is this my problem???
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:03 PM
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Yup, that's the Oil Cooler, clean it down and watch it as it's running.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:36 PM
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Just watched a youtube video, what a pain in the butt job this is going to be. Oil and coolant all over the place
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Its not that bad of a job. I did mine in about two hrs. O-rings are prolly dry rotted. Its not messy. Jack up front end to put 5 gallon bucket(s) under and pull the heater element out to drain coolant. Then pop a hole in oil filter to let that drain. I do believe there are 5/6 bolts that hold it in place. Get new gaskets too. You do not have to pull power steering pump, although it makes it easier. You also do not have to pull steering column shaft as some say.

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