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Cannot get dipstick gauge assembly to stop leaking oil!
Okay the dipstick gauge adapter that goes into the oil pan was leaking a lot. So i bought a new nut and o-ring from ford and did the job. It leaked again so i replaced the o-ring and nut again thinking i had overtightened it the first time. Well it starting leaking right away again!. So i ended up pulling the motor out to fix the front cover. So while it was out i replaced the oil pan, new gauge adapter , o-ring , and nut. Made sure it was only snugged and not cross threaded etc. I also replaced the o-ring on the dipstick tube with the special cut one. Well it was fine for about 300k of driving after i put the motor back in, but it started LEAKING AGAIN!.
Honestly i am about at an end with this truck. And i am about to sell it at this point. DOes anyone have any ideas of why it keeps leaking?. The only thing i did not replace is the dipstick tube assembly. If the dipstick tube is bent ( which i believe it is) will it cause an oil leak?
1997 F-250 4x4. 5 speed
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