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Old 05-31-2008, 01:15 PM
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Unhappy Help! I screwed up...

OK..I had a dumb*ss minute while servicing my 02 f 250, 7.3 diesel.
I put 4 1/2 gallons of oil in instead of the 3 1/2. The truck was started and running before I realized what had happened. After draining the oil and getting it right, I now have a leak..I thought it was coming from the dust cover but not sure. Old man says its a main seal. What could it possibly be due to over filling? is it the o rings on turbo? Could it be the seal?
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Old 05-31-2008, 01:33 PM
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not to sure but for an over fill i would say the rear main due to too much oil pressure thats just a guess.
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The rear main seal is not common in a 7.3L.

I would wash everything down, and then see where it is coming from.
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I'd change the oil right away, or at least drain out a gallon of oil. Also, 3.5 gallons = 14 quarts. My owners manual for my 2000 says it holds 15 quarts...
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The rear main seal is not common in a 7.3L.

I would wash everything down, and then see where it is coming from.
I second this idea. Clean it up and then run it again to see if you can locate where the oil is leaking from.
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he already said that he drained it and my 7.3 holds 3.5 gallons also
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Check the valley btw your valve covers if you see a puddle there check your o-rings on your HPOP lines. There should be two lines and a plug fitting. Thats a very common leak and it makes it look like ur rear main is leaking. It happened to me very easy to replace those seals and they come in a kit at ford..

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