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post #1 of 5 Old 10-24-2013, 05:46 AM Thread Starter
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Leaky 7.3

Hey guys I'm new here. Just bought my first powerstroke its a 1997 f350 reg cab long box 7.3 auto. The truck is in pretty good shape, the only thing that sucks is it leaks A LOT. It drips some good puddles everytime I park it and I'm not sure exactly where its coming from because the entire engine is saturated in oil. I know some of the common places would be HPOP, turbo, high pressure lines, oil cooler, dipstick o-ring, etc... My question for you guys is, is there a kit i can buy will all the common replacement o-rings and seals? If not what are some tricks to finding exactly where the leaks are? Thanks guys.
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Here's an interesting video, BUT I have to warn you about this guy,,,, he makes Great Videos, that Does NOT make him infallible though. He's got some really GOOFY theories (not about this though) So, don't take him as your Guru, as many do Confirm his advice on anything else he says

POWERSTROKEHELP.COM - The Information Source for Ford Power Stroke Diesel Owners


The O-Rings ->1994-1998 Ford 7.3L

And how to use them ->

http://www.dieselorings.com/docs/FuelBowlRebuild.pdf
http://www.dieselorings.com/docs/fullHPOP.pdf

There's no excuse for it to be dripping oil, easily taken care of, you'll need to wash it first
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How do you recommend washing out the valley and all the crevises near and on top of the crossmember? Also I know to be weary of POWERSTROKEHELP's videos haha.
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Purple Power?
Simple Green?
Something like that....

Spray it on / Hose it off / Keep it off the Electrics

When dry, roll-up some paper towel into kind of Giant Kotex (like 5 sheets) and lay it into the valley under everything. Then after you run the engine some you should be able to tell, by which end is "wet", weather it's coming from the Turbo or HPOP side.
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awesome thanks, any tips to finding main seal leaks, oil pan leaks, and probably oil cooler leaks?
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