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post #1 of 21 Old 11-15-2011, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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oil leak...where do i start?

Well i noticed my truck is leaking oil someplace. It apperes to be running down the back of the oil pan. I sungged up the pan bolts none were loose. Any ideas where to start looking? Thanks guys!
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Could be the rear main seal. Or turbo drain tube, or oil cooler housing, or are you sure it's oil because a EGR cooler hose leak can let coolant run down the back and mix with oil/dirt that will make it look like oil leak.

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Clean off your engine with purple power. auto stores have it, and wallmart has it. Then watch for a leak as the truck is used. That will give you a better perspective of where it is coming from.
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Could be anyplace. Heck even a lot of oil comming from your ccv could be oiling up your boots and it could be dripping down. Agree, purple power your motor and search!

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2005 with 93k miles
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is the valley wet with oil under the turbo?

could be several things on the rear . with an 05 there is always the possibility of a cracked rear cover from an stc coming loose

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Bed plate. Gotta pull the engine to fix. I have the same thing going on. Seemed to be worse when I had my CCV mod installed so I disconnected and have it back to stock. Hasn't leaked ever since. I was looking at a $6,000 bill to have it fixed (along with new oil cooler and all the little things that comes with that). It could be any of the above mentioned thigns as well but if it's leaking enough to leave a spot on the ground, it's probably the bed plate.
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I'll hafta reconnect the ccv and see. Why would that cause it?
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If it is the bed plate im gonna hafta trade it in i can no longer afford to just keep throwing money into it only for more problems to occur.
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