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Old 03-01-2008, 06:43 PM
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Oil Leak

I have an oil leak I know it's not the turbo pededstal,Hpop, Valve cover gaskets. The valley is dry and the back of motor is dry. It dripz out of the inspection cover for T/C and is visible between the back of oil pan and inspection cover. I'm thinking rear main seal but I hear that is extremely rare. So before I pull my trans I wanted to see if I was missing anything.

Anybody know what I'm missing?
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Old 03-01-2008, 09:20 PM
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Check O ring gaskets the CCV dog house. If you lay under the truck on the driver side with a flashlight, it might look like a driver side valve cover leak at first, mine did. After a little more wiping and then driving it more, I found it was the CCV leaking.
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:27 AM
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I have this same problem. I have not pulled the turbo to see if its the turbo pedistal but from all the looking i do it sure does not look like it is.

Let us (me) know what you find!
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:39 AM
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Well i have the same prob, ive engine shampooed it once and forgot about it for a few weeks and it was back, nothing serious drips a lil oil lol, i looked at my valley and turbo now theres no "wet oil" but more like dried up ive never been cleaned oil, the wet oil looks to be coming from the rear main which ive seen alot of up here ( canada ) ill was my truck again tonight at the shop see if anything shows up next day or 2 but im betting its the rear main. for me anyways.
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Could be the high pressure oil fittings. That is common on on these trucks. We replaced a lot of them when I worked at the dealership. Hope this helps.
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I found it and also was told on another forum after I found it that it is not uncommon for 7.3 to leak at that location. 2 bolts on oil pan back by the inspection plate were loose 1/2 turn each.
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:56 AM
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Could be the high pressure oil fittings. That is common on on these trucks. We replaced a lot of them when I worked at the dealership. Hope this helps.
This would put oil in the valley, but that is a common leak, that's where mine was.

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I found it and also was told on another forum after I found it that it is not uncommon for 7.3 to leak at that location. 2 bolts on oil pan back by the inspection plate were loose 1/2 turn each.
Glad you found it good deal!
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Old 03-05-2008, 07:00 AM
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I found it and also was told on another forum after I found it that it is not uncommon for 7.3 to leak at that location. 2 bolts on oil pan back by the inspection plate were loose 1/2 turn each.
I sure hope that is my problem too. ill try to check it out this weekend
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