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Old 08-30-2013, 07:33 PM
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Oil rail plugs

Hello all, I noticed about 6 months ago that one of my oil rail plugs on the back of the head (against firewall) on the driver side was seeping a little oil. I have a 99 f350 btw.

I had searched and searched here on .org about changing the plugs while the motor is in the truck and everyone says the motor has to come out. so I have been putting it off cause it wasn't leaking to bad
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Well a few days ago it started dripping on the ground and I noticed it during an oil change . Stopped by the local ford dealer and bought two new plugs and O-rings. $20 for both , bought two just in case

I used a regular 1/2" drive ratchet with about a 10" handle . I bent the last 3" of the handle about 20 degrees to clear the firewall . It worked good, pulled the old plug out and the oring had a couple missing chunks. Cleaned the thread of oil with brake cleaner on a rag and put red thread locker on the new plugs threads and coated the new oring with clean oil and tightened it up. I only did the driver side , took about 20 mins . For the passenger side it looks like I will have to remove the 4" exhaust downpipe.

Hope this helps for someone with a superduty and a leaking high pressure oil plug. They can be changed in the truck. Kodi
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:50 AM
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That's a whole lot easier than pulling the engine! Thanks for the tip!
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Awesome tip. Thanks!

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Thanks for reporting your results. Just curious, how tight was that plug? Was it hard to break loose?
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:50 PM
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It wasn't to hard to break loose. Dieselorings.com install says use threadlocker and torque to 60 ft lbs.
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:04 AM
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I had to change the driver side on my old '97 F350, and i ended up drilling a hole through the firewall to get to it. I have a 1/2" drive woble ratchet that would fit down in there but did not have any room to break that plug loose. Even going in through the firewall it was tough to break loose.
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