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post #1 of 36 Old 11-02-2008, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Leaking Oil Like Crazy!!!

Hey guys, whats up?

I have a 97 F-250 HD PSD 7.3L. 161K Miles on it, and minute problems in the past and regular maintence kept up on it. Today I was fixing a screw up on my lock out hub, (mechanics ) Anyway, while I was jacking the truck up I noticed a pretty good sized oil spot underneath the truck. Its never leaked oil before so I know something is up. The oil pan had oil running down it and dripping off the bottom, I didnt have time to get underneath and check the oil pan to see if it was lose, but if I start it up and climb ontop of the motor the right rocker cover had some oil residue on the back of it towards the firewall, and just a tab bit of smoke rising off the back of it. I couldn't tell if it was leaking out the back of the cover and smoking on it, or if it was leaking somehwere else and dropping onto the exhaust and burning from there. I am going to attempt to fix it tomorrow, but I need to drive it to class at Noon, but I want it fixed before that cause I don't want to drive it losing oil so fast. Im not sure if I should start with the oil pan, or remove the rocker cover to cheack the gasket on it. Anyone got any ideas? ANything is a big help! Thanks!
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bump please?

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make sure that the valve cover screws are tight, the oil lines are on and tight, hpop isnt leaking, and any oil related item.

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WEll I dont know the the HPOP is, but I checked all the bolts, I ended up replacing an o-ring on the valve cover breather, it stopped smoking off the valve cover, but Im still getting an oil leak. I can't tell where its from. Its coming from the motor I know that I can see up to that far and its dripping off the oil pan. I checked all those bolts too and all is tight. My friend Tim (Dodge Owner ) says that the piston rings might be going bad. One more thing on my mind is, maybe the breather is clogged and I need a new one? That would cause back pressure in the crank case and could cause oil to leak out of weird places couldn't it?

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what ive been doing when my breather clogs up with white slim (oil coolant being mixed and being fixed) is take it off and use a few cans of brake cleaner through it to clean it up. then let it dry and put back on the valve cover. i didnt want to pay ford 120 for a new breather.

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Yeah, they want a ton of money for it, but if its clogged do you think that would make oil leak out of my truck the way it does? It leaks when I drive it, becuase my rear end will have oil on it, and it will slowly drip to a stop when I shut it off.

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look in the valley of the motor and see if there is any oil puddled up in there. most common spot for it. from there it leaks out of the back of the motor through a weep hole and down to the oil pan and such

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Yeah, there is a wet spot under the turbo. WHen I took the breather hose off the turbo intake, there was some oil laying in it. Not a lot though.

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Yeah, there is a wet spot under the turbo. WHen I took the breather hose off the turbo intake, there was some oil laying in it. Not a lot though.
if there is oil in the valley of the motor it is usually the hpop o-rings that are leaking. when they go bad, the oil leaks into the valley and out of the back, and makes it look like it is a rear main seal or oil pan leak. the other possibility being the turbo pedistal orings. hope this helps

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What is an HPOP oring and where could I rind it? lol I sound dumb sorry!

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