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Unhappy PUDDLE OF OIL UNDER MY TRUCK

I have started noticing a puddle of oil underneath my truck in the driveway. Whether I drive for a couple miles, a lot of miles or just moving the truck in the driveway, a couple of minutes go by and there is a good size puddle. I checked the dipstick and I am below the "add" line. I am assuming that this is not normal. Is there an easy explanation for this or is this something serious? If this is an easy explanation, then is it something that I can fix myself or do I need to bring this to the dealership?

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check the brass plugs on top of the heads. the last plug on mine was not tight and it would leak out and go down the back of the block and into the valley. check to make sure those are tight and if they are not i would recommend replacing the o-ring. just check them it might be it

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First, look and see if there is any oil in the valley on top of the motor. Take a flashlight and climb up and shine towards the rear of the motor.

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My oil filter wasn't tight once and that cause some good puddles

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There is oil in the valley. Where are the brass plugs located? How easy is it to replace the o-ring and where is it located?

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your sure it is oil not diesel? our fuel filter cap leaked and it ran down the valley and dripped on to the driveway. thought it was oil till i saw the seperator covered in diesel. just an idea

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Bet you it's the HPOP O rings...

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What state are you located in?

Fallon....?

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I am pretty sure that it is oil. I did a little investigating when the truck was running and I noticed that there were signs that oil was located on the outlet fittings and the end cap on the HPOP. Do I need to order the Rotunda Essential tool or is there a alternative tool out there that I can use?

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Standard wrenches work, they just take all day and a bit of maneuvering.

Careful, 2 of the ports have springs in them (ones on the side)... but the O ring is a CINCH to replace...

The one on the back is the easiest to replace, no spring, no other lines in the way....

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