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Old 08-11-2013, 04:40 PM
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Brand new oil leak above starter!

Well, looks like my truck caught this disease. Never a drop of oil, EVER and now I have a lot of oil dripping. Happened after doing the hutch mod, but that's co-incidental I think. I looked around and nothing jumped out at me, valley seems dry. So many threads on this, none of them with what the person with the trouble found!! I'm going to check the plugs on the back of the head but otherwise??

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Old 08-11-2013, 06:16 PM
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Check the O-ring to your oil-filler neck on the PS valve cover. That's how I solved my oily starter leak. Bob from Diesel O-Rings has everything you need.
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:25 PM
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That is common. Its typically the oil pan right at the very back corner where you describe. Assuming its dry above that. Reason being it can leak there is ford should've put one more bolt in there.

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I'll take a look there, thanks for the leads. Just waiting to get under it while it's cool.
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:43 PM
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I'll take a look there, thanks for the leads. Just waiting to get under it while it's cool.
Scott
Forgot to mention that you will probably have to remove the flywheel inspection cover to see it better, if its the pan.

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Old 08-13-2013, 07:34 PM
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Well work got in the way and I didn't get to take a close look. Looks like the oil filler area is dry and from what I could see, it wasn't the turbo pedistal or the ebpv, seemed pretty dry up there. Wife's got the truck right now for an overnight trip out of town to her ma's house. I really expected it to be turbo o rings.
If not, I found the ford dealer sells ultra violet dye for 8.50 a bottle and we need two bottles to make it really glow. If the leak doesn't jump out and bite me then I'm getting some dye and using a blacklight at night to find the leak.
Thanks again for the suggestions -
Scott
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:24 PM
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Check where the ps fuel line feeds into the head. The oring will go bad and leak fuel down the back. That's where mine was and I thought it was oil at first. It picks up crude from the engine block and is black but is noticeably thinner than oil.
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Old 08-14-2013, 03:50 AM
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Case of the drips

Had the same problem a few years back with my 03 and it ended being the high pressure oil lines. if you haven't changed them out there was a recall or spec change on the the hoses. Nor more leaks.
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:39 PM
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Thanks again, all - I nailed it this afternoon, it was a plug in the top of the passenger side head under the glow plug relay. At first I thought it was the HPOP connection to the head but it was a little further up. I took a good look at it and found a river running down the intake to head gasket and it channeled it onto the back of the engine, down and onto the starter. That's how the valley was dry and I couldn't really see where it was coming from. At least now I know my EBPV rod isn't leaking much, nor are my turbo seals.

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