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Old 09-30-2009, 02:46 PM
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spewing oil...help

guys i searched for similar issues because i've read some of the posts and see that oil leaks seems to be pretty common...

I noticed the truck leaking about 2 weeks ago(about the time i bought it) and after reading some posts i just decided i'd live with it and keep the oil level checked...

until today, when i saw that the oil has started RUNNING out from under the rear of the motor... i looked around until i found where i believe it to be coming from.... their are two large (probally an inch in diamater)plugs on the back of the heads...one on both sides...

the one on the drivers side seems fine, but on the passenger side, i can see what i believe are the threads on the plug and it is all covered with oil, so i assume that is where the oil is coming from...

is this some place that is common for leaks?
is it some place that CAN leak?

and if so how can it be tightned around the downpipe, or does the exhaust have to be removed



thanks guys for any answers

also this is a 97 f350 7.3 auto 4x4
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Old 09-30-2009, 05:46 PM
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Anything guys ...I'm swimming in oil
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I had an oil leak from the back of the head. It is for the high pressure oil for the injectors. I had mine replaced by someone else. I am not sure how hard it is to do. I think it was on the pass. side and he said it was a pita but don't think he removed the down pipe.
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Check the 7.3 tech files section and look for the thread about oil leaks. The most common places are the high pressure oil lines in the valley, the turbo pedistal seals, and the seals on the high pressure oil pump itself. These are the most common for large oil leaks.
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:27 PM
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Do the 7.3's have an ICP? My 6.0 dumped a ton of oil when my ICP failed - had oil seemingly leaking from everywhere even though it all started at the back of the engine - of course - out of reasonable reach.
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:30 PM
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My bro's 04 6.0 just had an ICP sensor that dumped a ton of oil. Yes the 7.3s do but its not a problem like the 6.0s are.
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ICP?

i looked for quite a while, i'm pretty certain that the oil is coming from that plug... i could just get my finger to it and it had fresh oil on it...

does anyone know what i'm talking about/ what it's called?

I could take a picture tommorrow when it's daylight
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:03 PM
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On the back of the head there is a plug. I can get a pic. of one if you want to see what one looks like. I have the one that was replaced in mine.
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overo i would really appreciate it, that sounds like the problem, mine just looks like it needs screwed back in...but i guess i will have to take the downpipe off to do it
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Old 10-01-2009, 03:59 PM
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If you can get pics that would be great. The 7.3 shouldn't give you a problem with the ICP sensor as far as leaking a ton of oil.
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