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Old 12-03-2008, 01:58 PM
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05 6.0 bad oil leak (2qt+ per day) pass. side

I have a 05 6.0l with 197,xxx miles, all stock. I have developed a very bad leak on the pass side dipping down on the starter. I put die in it today to try and find the leak. With the motor running I climbed on top and shined the light all down in the valley and saw no trace. I shut the motor down and climbed underneath to find the die fused oil RUNNING out on top of the starter. I cant tell where its comming from. Please HELP Im out of work till its fixed.
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:59 PM
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I have a 05 6.0l with 197,xxx miles, all stock. I have developed a very bad leak on the pass side dipping down on the starter. I put die in it today to try and find the leak. With the motor running I climbed on top and shined the light all down in the valley and saw no trace. I shut the motor down and climbed underneath to find the die fused oil RUNNING out on top of the starter. I cant tell where its comming from. Please HELP Im out of work till its fixed.
Oil pan gasket or a rear main??? Gotta a pic?
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:09 PM
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I couldnt take a picture because you have to wear glasses to see the uv die. I dont think it a rear main seal because its only on the pass side and its coming from above the starter.
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I couldnt take a picture because you have to wear glasses to see the uv die. I dont think it a rear main seal because its only on the pass side and its coming from above the starter.
Well the only thing that could drip on the starter and you can't see it run down the block would be the oil pan gasket would be my guess
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:22 PM
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I can see it dripping down on top of the starter. the pan gasket is lower than that isn't it. I think its something under pressure because it dosent leak out over night.
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This just happened to a buddy of mine. He had just changed the oil and the new filter he had bought came with the cap attached to it. It did not have enough threads to seat properly. I don't know if this is what has happened to you. But this seams similar to your problem. Good luck.

Marlin
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Old 12-03-2008, 03:10 PM
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Thanks but the oil hasent been changed in months and I dont see any die top side. I did go check though
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Old 12-04-2008, 05:55 AM
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How about the glow plug grommets? are they ok? There's o-rings you can replace to reseal them. Fairly easy job.
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rear main seal?
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Old 12-05-2008, 12:18 PM
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I had to take it to a shop. The owner said its the oil cooler. Ive read and it seems like when they go bad they leak into the coolant not dump all over the motor? he wants $1200 to fix is this a fair price? How hard a job is it?
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