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bad oil leak- HELP-

HI i have a 1997 ford E350 turbo diesel powerstroke
i was driving and everything was fine then my check engine light blinked and truck shut off . i tried to start it and it wouldnt start . i left it siting for a few hours when i got back to it there was a huge pudle of oil under it i mean like galons. i tried to find a leak and i cant find out where its coming from but its somewhere from the top of the engine where the waley is around fuel canister , any ideas of where this might be coming from its got to be a huge leak but i just cant find it. thank you .







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Get lots of paper towels, oil, and carb cleaner. clean all the stuff on the top of the motor. Add oil, may take two or three gallons (really). Have someone crank the motor and look around the top of the motor. You should see a leak within a minute of cranking. The possibilities are o-rings, high pressure hoses, or something has come loose.
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Pay special attention to the HPOP and turbo pedestal.

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Pay special attention to the HPOP and turbo pedestal.
turbo seems to be dry -where is the HPOP located,what does it look like and how would i know if its badĒ ...thank you

i got back to it today still didnt find this leak, i put oil in it and cranked once after that it wont eaven crank anymore it just makes a ticking noise.(maybe because there is oil on starter) please let me know what you think..i use this van for work and right now i had to rent another van to work with...THANK YOU
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sounds like the HPOP.....its right under the fuel filter housing. WHen they go really bad, sometimes the blow the back plunger seal out where the snap ring is on the back of the pump. Look from the back of the engine compartement...then look at the bottom front of the valley from there...
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The HPOP is located on the front of the engine ahead of the fuel bowl. It has several hoses coming from it. You will probably find your problem in the mess of hoses and lines.

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sounds like the HPOP.....its right under the fuel filter housing. WHen they go really bad, sometimes the blow the back plunger seal out where the snap ring is on the back of the pump. Look from the back of the engine compartement...then look at the bottom front of the valley from there...
is it those hard lines that go to the pump
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could be the lines...could be the plug on the back of the pump.....could be the actualy plunger blown out on the back of the pump......

if it ends up being hte lines or the plug...make sure to replace all three while your there. The kit from ford has all three o rings included....

If it ends up being the plunger on the back...the pump will just need replacement...
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when i was cranking it i saw some smoke coming from a litlle box with wires on it thats also behind fuel bowl, and that is what~s making that ticking sound to i think
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also when replacing those lines do i need to take the alternator off and all that stuff:
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