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Oil Leak! 2001 F350 7.3 HELP

Noticed a spot of oil under my truck today and took some pictures. This is my everyday driver and i havent had time to take it in. i wanted to get some advice first. Please help!
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The most likely scenario is there being an oil leak on top of the engine, (in the valley) either from the Turbo Pedestal or the EBV.

You will need to climb up on it and check the valley and see if there is oil and where it's coming from.

There is a drain on the back passenger side of the valley that lets the oil drain of between the engine/transmission and it leaks down right about where your pic is.
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get up on top the motor with a flash light look down right behind the the fuel fileter and you should see the vally of the moter. you could be leaking from the hpop, out of the turbo pedistal or turbo itself. it is very uncommon for these trucks to have a rear main seal leak. so anyway back to the leak it has been leaking now for a while from the looks of the picture its all running from the top of the motor back to the drain hole on the vally and just dripping its way down to the oil pan and transmission. hope that helps some. trust me ive been there done and have replaced many o-rings to fix oil leaks.

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dont usually if you have a HPOP leak its massive amounts of oil and spraying out?


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dont usually if you have a HPOP leak its massive amounts of oil and spraying out?

Depends on the leak. Could be seepage from a lose fitting, cracked line, could be spraying down into the valley. Could be from the reservoir.

Only way you are going to find it is get up there and look.
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Depends on the leak. Could be seepage from a lose fitting, cracked line, could be spraying down into the valley. Could be from the reservoir.

Only way you are going to find it is get up there and look.
exactly what he said...that is the only way to find out. once you've spotted that there is oil in there, turn the truck on and again climb back on up. and see if you can notice and ripple marks from it dripping and where or and you can tell where its coming from. that is if you know where to look.

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