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Old 10-22-2008, 07:44 PM
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Looking for the oil leak

I have an 02SD with the 7.3 and I am having a hard time trying to find an oil leak. I have oil puddeling up in the valley of the engine and was woundering if there is a common problem with anything in that area that would leak oil. Any ideas?? Thanks Mike.
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:49 PM
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the fittings where the lines go to the high pressure oil pump are bad to blow o-rings out , look around thise lines good , may be your leak
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I have a 2000 model doing the same thing. I can't find the leak either
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:58 PM
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the fittings where the lines go to the high pressure oil pump are bad to blow o-rings out , look around thise lines good , may be your leak

Thanks I will look at that in the morning.
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Clean it thoroughly, with brake parts cleaner, rags and rinse it out with low pressure from the hose. Then look for the leak after a couple short runs, WOT or hard accelerations. (Get the ICP up) Here are the first places I would look, use a mirror and flashlight to look down under and see if there is another plug, or gasket leaking where it mounts. This is looking down on the drivers side next to the fuel bowl.
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:55 AM
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If the oil is in the front of the valley, then look hard all around the HPOP, like said above. It most likely is the HPOP lines leaking, or the nut in the back. Easy to change the o-rings. If the oil is only in the rear of the engine valley, then it's probably your turbo pedestal o-rings leaking.
Like JIm said, use a flashlight and a telescoping mirror for all this. They will help greatly. I check it while it is running, careful of the belt.
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Old 10-27-2008, 05:07 AM
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just did the hpop o rings on my truck boy did i suck tracking it down a mirror would have definatly helped out a ton but hey getting alittle dirty and getting close to your powerstroke is never a bad thing right. if its in the front most likely hpop . is the leak getting worse or just a constant little drip here and there it doesnt take a lot of oil to make a big spot. if it was the o ring wouldnt this constantly get worse?
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:40 AM
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It looks dry all around the HPOP area so I am thinking that it is the turbo ped. O-rings.How hard are those to replace? I have some things that I want to put on the turbo anyways (WW and a WGC). When I get some time tonight tonight I will double check that area out real good. Thanks for all the input guys and as always the PS org. kicks A$$.
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Old 10-27-2008, 10:38 AM
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To replace them, you gotta pull the turbo, replace em, and put the turbo back. Good time to do any othe work to your turbo like you said.

Let us know what you find.
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