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
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