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post #1 of 16 Old 03-22-2007, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation HUGE OIL LEAK! Need help FAST!

I just can't believe this...just when I thought all was running semi-alright, I now have a steady dripping oil leak..not a slow drip either. About 1 drip per second when idleing. Its dripping down from the upper left rear corner of the pan, right at the flange. It doesn't appear to be coming out of the gasket. GAWD! every time Allegheny Ford gets ahold of this thing SOMETHING ELSE goes wrong! Its almost as though someone there was sabotaging it just to get more money...well, I'm OUT of money now so I'm gonna have to try and fix this thing myself. I need some help here..and quick. This is my bread and butter truck and now its down AGAIN!. I need a probable source point to start from..I have to stop this leak because I wouldn't dare try to take it on any runs like it is. I checked the oil level and its just a hair over the hash marks..I've overfilled it a bit before and never had this kind of leak(none for that matter) so right now I'm lost as to where to begin. Will remove the dog hatch in the morning to start things off. (and I JUST changed the oil less than 700 miles ago too!)
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post #2 of 16 Old 03-22-2007, 12:17 PM
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i would let it sit and cool then spray off all the oil u can and start it up to try and see where its comming from better..hopefully nothing too serious


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Serious?? might just be..now coming out in a near steady stream. Am convinced that this is the absolute WORSE vehicle I've ever bought!
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Take it back to Allegheny Ford and stand there until they fix it. If your having problems right after they worked on it, then I would say THEY are to blame. I bet they are having a Gas Tech work on it. I would request to talk to the tech that has been working on your truck, get a run down on what they have done EVERY time you've taken it in. I'm guessing they are taking you for a ride. I'd start b!t@hing and moaning...talking about a lawyer, yada yada.


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I am with Ditty on this one, if it wasn't leaking when you dropped it off then they would be fixing it.

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Get them to fix it do it right and then once they have it done find a new shop to take it to if you have problems

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Lawyer...seriously considering that too, but right now, it'd be out of oil before I got halfway there. It only seems to leak while running...hoping its just a loose oil line or gallery plug somewhere at the rear of the engine. Still need a starting point to look to first.
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And for them to "fix it right"/ Thats a joke which isn't funny...I wouldn't take a tire there to be fixed!
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take the doghouse off and look at all oil galley plugs on top of heads , there are also two big plugs on back of each head that look like a half inch drive ratchet would fit in , on that model those were bad for leaking , on a van they are easy to get to, if its leaking that bad you should be able to see the leak

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i'm hoping its gonna something that simple. is there anything else at the rear that would/could leak so profusely when the engine is running?
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