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Old 02-07-2011, 05:41 AM
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Oil leak question

Looks like my Rear main seal is leaking.

I have little oil drips on the trans bell housing. Ive wiped them off a couple times and they reappear so its coming from someplace. It doesn't drip in the driveway so i know its not to bad and that would lead me to think it only leaks when the engine is running.

Also have a little leak from the drivers side of the engine. Have no idea as its one of those wet looks but not actual oil i can get on my finger.

Is this a common leak for the 6.0? Also anything else i should have the dealer look at while they warranty this?
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:32 AM
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Mine has always been wet on the bottom of the oil pan and one drop just hanging. Has been like that for 60k and never any worse.
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So you think this will be ok and i should wait a little longer then? I have warrenty till 100K basicaly i just never allowed any of my cars to leak anything. Since its not dripping in my drive way im not as worried about it.

Just trying to be preventive and not reactive.
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:55 AM
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So you think this will be ok and i should wait a little longer then? I have warrenty till 100K basicaly i just never allowed any of my cars to leak anything. Since its not dripping in my drive way im not as worried about it.

Just trying to be preventive and not reactive.
If it's under warranty, I'd take it in. But as far as worrying about it, I doun't think I would be.
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Yea think ill wait a little longer then because i rather have a laundry list of issues.

Just like i think my steering box is going bad as its got some slop when going straight down the road but Ford wont do anything about it. They keep saying its my tires causing the issue. I got my duel stabilizer installed and its a lot better but you will have the same steering wheel slop.

Im half tempted to just buy a new one and install it myself. Just cant believe its so hard to get the dealers to repair stuff.
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:18 AM
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Yea think ill wait a little longer then because i rather have a laundry list of issues.

Just like i think my steering box is going bad as its got some slop when going straight down the road but Ford wont do anything about it. They keep saying its my tires causing the issue. I got my duel stabilizer installed and its a lot better but you will have the same steering wheel slop.

Im half tempted to just buy a new one and install it myself. Just cant believe its so hard to get the dealers to repair stuff.
Might be worth taking it a getting a second opinion and having it documented and then take it back to the dealer with their findings.
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Yea i guess i can do that.

The common answer i get for anything front end related is your larger then stock tires are causing the problem lol. It gets so old hearing that.

Ill have to talk to a couple places and see if i can get one to un biasly check it out.
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