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Old 07-04-2012, 10:53 AM
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Need help please, 7.3 blew out 2 quarts of oil

I feel like Its my main seal bearing in the rear of my motor but everyone online says that's rare, I've looked every where and the valley and it's dry as can be. I have a e99 with 172,000 miles and Ive been towing a heavy load for an hour then went to back it up in a messed up spot which was up hill and rough ground so I decicded to stick my chip on a high tow setting for extra hp. After I backed up an got out I happen to see a puddle of oil under my truck and it's coming from the bell housing. I checked all fluids and my engine oil went down, I waited for the leak to slow down and it did and I drove home for a hour and the leak slowed down to were my oil level never changed after I topped of 2 quarts an it never leaked all last night. What is going on? Thought a main seal would leak constanly
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:58 AM
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The valley is dry from front to rear?
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:07 AM
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Yea from front to rear I can't find oil
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:12 AM
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Gonna be hard to do this with PMs. Could be an o-ring on a high pressure oil line. Turbor or pedestal o-ring.

I suggest you clean it up real good with engine cleaner and then watch/look with a flashlight, mirror, etc. after driving it. Not something you want to guess about. You need to find that sucker. Filter is tight? I found mine a turn lose one day when I was under there doing something else.

Sure hope it is an o-ring and not a rear main.
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:21 AM
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Yea filter is good I always check it too sometimes mine vibrates loose enough to smudge, is there anything else in the bell housing that would leak? Seems to me under a load it leaked.
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:23 AM
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I'll try to contact my son/mechanic and ask.
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:28 AM
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Thanks I appreciate I need to figure this out by this weekend I got some loads to pull
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:52 AM
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Send a PM to Nick HVAC Supertech. He's a mod on here and a e99 owner. he has had a lot of oil leaks over the years and may just be able to zero in on your problem. I think my son is on a lake somewhere today (I'm working from home) but I will try and contact him too.

Edit: I sent email to son. We'll see.......................

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Old 07-04-2012, 12:51 PM
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I just tryed emailing him so I'll see if I get a response
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:32 PM
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Check your EBPV, mine used to leak like a siv and it never went into the valley. It leaked more when I had the chip turned up.

Just a thought...
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