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Bedplate seal

My diesel mech. tells me that my oil leak is from the bedplate seal. I was told by Marc that this is a very rare place for the 6/0s to leak.
Considering how expensive it would be to fix this, i am hoping to prove him wrong and wondered if anyone has a suggestion as to how i could better tell where the oil leak is originating. We cleaned all the oil off and I am going to drive it a little more then take another look at it. Anyone have any experience with the bedplate seal? What causes this to leak?

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Have them dye the oil and recheck to make sure. They told me initially that my oil on the bellhousing was from the bedplate but after they put dye in the oil they found it was a bad intercooler hose.
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Have them dye the oil and recheck to make sure. They told me initially that my oil on the bellhousing was from the bedplate but after they put dye in the oil they found it was a bad intercooler hose.
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A couple of years back, the dealer replaced my bedplate seal, after I suggested it was actually the rear main seal leaking. I got the truck back, and about a week later I brought it back in for the same leak, they used the dye and it WAS the rear main seal. I know many say its rare to leak at the rear main also, but thats what mine was. I've also replaced my ICP sensor from oil leak, my passenger side valve cover gasket and my pass. side glow plug harness o-rings. I've had pretty much almost every "trouble spot" oil leak that the '03s can have. What area does your oil leak appear to be originating from?

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From what I have read .... the most common leaks on the 6.0 are as follows in descending order of occurrence: (Notice the First four items comprise 65% of all reported leaks and are a simple fix.)


CAC Tubes = 21%
ICP Sensor = 16%
Glow Plug Harness = 14%
Cam/Crank Position Sensor =14%
Front Crankshaft Seal = 8%
Upper to lower block seal (skirt) = 5%
HPOP cover = 4%
Oil Cooler (this leaks into engine coolant) = 4%
Front or Rear Engine Cover = 3%
Rear Crank Seal = 3%
Turbo Charger & VGT actuator = 2%
Covers (oil pan, valve covers, breather) = 2%
Cracked or Porous Block or Head = 1%
IPR valve/Engine Lube oil pump = <1%

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Mine leaked out the rear main seal as well, and they easily diagnosed it after adding the dye to the oil. Let us know what they say, Clay.

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