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Old 10-24-2012, 07:01 PM
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Oil Leak on 6.0

Hey guys looking at getting into the diesel world. Went and looked at a 2004 6.0 with 167000 on it. A few things concern me about it but I am no 6.0 expert. When I was inspecting under the hood I noticed there was oil on the serpentine belt and dripping down the front of the motor. I tried to see the source of the leak but it was all pretty much coated in oil. It looks like it is around where the oil filter screws in but its hard to be sure. The bottom of the hood also has a black film around this area. I am not sure if this is a big deal but i'm already nervous about buying the truck. I also noticed on the dash there was two holes drilled for what appeared to be a led and maybe a switch? Under the dash there was 5 or 6 wires cut and just open going to no where. It was on the left side towards the center of the knee bolster. i am not sure if it was a plow control or a tuner. Was hoping for some input as this seems like a very good deal on the truck and would love to join the powerstroke nation. Thanks, Nate
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:09 PM
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DONT BUY IT!!!!!! sorry to be grim but i bought an 03 6.0 with a similar story and so far ive spent more fixing it than i've paid on the loan. the leak could be a simple fix like replacing the o-ring gasket for the filter but i'd bet big money you'll find more wrong with it than that. either way, good luck
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the 5 or 6 wires cut are for up fitter accessories probably OEM

the OIL film needs to be resolved
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Nate,

Just paid $450 on my 07 to have o rings replaced on a sensor underneath the oil filter housing. There is a PCM or ECM or some kind of sensor there that apparently is notorious for leaking.

The oil/buildup on the front of the oil filter canister may be oil that is seeping out of the large black plastic tube near the radiator. Oil leaks from this tube and your cooling fan sprays it back all over the engine. Not sure what this tube is, someone help me here. I'm just starting to learn everything. That's the way it is on my truck... maybe that helps...
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Nate,



The oil/buildup on the front of the oil filter canister may be oil that is seeping out of the large black plastic tube near the radiator. Oil leaks from this tube and your cooling fan sprays it back all over the engine. Not sure what this tube is, someone help me here. I'm just starting to learn everything. That's the way it is on my truck... maybe that helps...
How about a pic so we can ID? Thanks.

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