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Old 03-27-2008, 02:56 PM
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Wet engine "valley" 01 7.3 F350

Hello all,

I'm relatively new here, have been around for a long time over at "oilburners" (not sure if you have a website link filter ) I have a lot of experience with the 7.3 IDI, but this powerstroke has me questioning what I consider conventional wisdom when it comes to diesels (lol & I have a 7.3 PS, id be going nuts with a 6.0 or 6.4!)

anyhow...

This is what I have: 2001 F350 4x4 Crew Cad Short bed. No chip, 4" exhaust from turbo back, AFE Stage I, VERY (as in last night) recently disconnected wastegate (current condition preceeded this mod). Nothing else mod wise. 123K on the engine, no idea if injectors, tranny, etc have been replaced.

My engine valley pan is rather damp with a small amount of standing oil (no diesel that I can tell) in several small areas. Seems to be the origin (based on concentration & coverage) is close to beneath the turbo pedestal. This has me worried about the turbo seals or god forbid something with high pressure oil system running the injectors.

How normal is this? Should I be worried? What should I check and/or be on the lookout for?

I'd appreciate someone setting me straight and assuaging my fears.

Best,

EvergreenRanch
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Old 03-27-2008, 02:58 PM
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i just had HPOP oring problems and a cracked HPOP oil reservoir, so check there.
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Old 03-27-2008, 03:11 PM
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i just had HPOP oring problems and a cracked HPOP oil reservoir, so check there.
I will check, but I have (I pray) reason to be hopeful that your suggestions are not the culprit. I'm still getting 16-17 mpg average with no odd sounds, surging, or loss of power anywhere in the powerband.

Being a stranger to this engine (Ive had the truck for 3 months) I dont know where to begin looking. I'll clean the mess up in there tonight and report back.
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Check the O-Rings under the Turbo between it and the ped. Also check the HPOP lines, they have been known to leak at the fittings. Clean up the valley real good then it will be easier to find the problem...
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