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'95 HUGE Oil Leak-- Urgent
This may have been posted before, but I'm covered in oil and frustrated and don't have time to go back through the archives. I've got a '95 PSD in a F-350 with 230k miles. A few days ago I noticed a slight oil leak when I'd stop for fuel. I checked the oil and it was about a quart or so low, so I just replaced it. I drove it another 100 miles over the course of the week and noticed the leak was still there intermittenly, but no worse. Yesterday morning I went out to leave and noticed a pretty big puddle under the front of the engine. It looked to be at least a half-quart. I decided to take my other truck and check it out when I had more time. Good thing I did. When I went to check it this morning, I popped the hood and noticed oil on the firewall and the steering shaft was soaked. I checked the dipstick and oil was barely touching the tip! I crawled underneath and was amazed at what I saw. Oil was absolutely everywhere and dripping from a half-dozen places. It's coated the block, the I-beam suspension, the oil pan, everything. But it all seems to be concentrated on the drivers side of the engine. The passenger side looks clean. The oil filter seems tight and the plug in the pan was tight and clean. The oil seems to be coming from up high and either spraying or really running down over everything big time.
Under the hood, the valve covers on both side looks good and the heads look to be okay. No water in the oil, no history of running hot, and my oil pressure is fine. I pulled the cover from over the intake/fuel filter and the lines going into the turbo aren't wet with oil, but there is some oil residue there.
I've only had the truck a couple of months, but I got it from a relative and there doesn't seem to be a history of serious problems with this vehicle.
Can ANYBODY offer any help or advice?