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Oil Leak Question and New Scanguage

The good news. Got my scanguage hooked up today and went for about a 45 minute jaunt. EOT consistent around 197* and the ECT was around 191*. I was relieved on that one. Bone stock with 114k on it.

Now the issue with the oil leak. It is at the bell housing as many are. But it is inside the bell housing somewhere. I have crawled all over the motor and the top is dry everywhere I look. The valley looks dry as far as I can tell. I have cleaned the crap out of the bottom of the bell housing and oil pan. The drip is about 1-2 drops after driven. It come out of the joint where the transmission mounts to the motor. None on the sides of the bell housing where it might be running down. It literally seeps through this seem/joint. I know the rear mains are not common and about the bedplates. If the bedplate is leaking, would it be leaking into the bell housing? Could something on the back of the motor be leaking down through and into the bell housing. I know what ever it is, is not running around the outside and ending up at the bottom of the bell housing. Thanks.
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your numbers look good. that is good.

could be a rear main leaking. could be something from the tubro. hard to find oil leaks sometimes. clean the best you can then recheck to find the spot. now,, sometimes a small oil leak is nothing to worry about. you can work yourself to death trying to figure/fix an oil leak. just kept a check on the oil level. most motors with some mile on them will leak some oil. i don't know if some of the oil leaks fix products will work in the 6.0 motor. i have used them in gas motors and they worked. i got a small oil leak also, one or two drops every once in a while, but it is not worth the trouble trying to fix/find it.
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Yeah. If it was the rear main or BP I would just let it go until it worsened. Just didn't know if something else might be the culprit. I am more frustrated with myself for not seeing it before I bought it. All in all I am happy for what I have in it.
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Mine is minute, it's the glow plug harness on the RS of the motor. You can't see it from the bottom or top of the engine, from the wheel well however it's evident. It is the source of many mis-diagnosed oil leaks, so don't forget to check both sides.

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The problem with the dye kit is that if it is in main seal or back of the bedplate and running inside the bellhousing, I don't think the dye will help. I could not see it inside there. It would just show up in the same way. I just know that there is no oil on the sides of the bellhousing. I guess it could be coming down the back of the motor, but I would think it would run down the bellhousing somewhere and not be wet only on the bottom.
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