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Old 11-21-2011, 09:57 AM
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oil leak, drivers side, top to bottom, stuck outta town

Hey all, after trailer up and over passes in Colorado all day yesterday I come out to find i have a leak.
From what I can tell it happened while driving, it is speckled and moist from the ft side of the degas forward to the wrapping on the nearest rad. tube. Also where the fuel cooler bolts down, it is moist there too. Beyond that it just seems to have gotten everywhere. It runs down and got most of the drivers frame rail, coils spring, fender well liner, etc.

It is engine oil, I am running the 210 to tune, I did get above 40 PSI on some hills, but quickly made it downshift where it Hung around 36 PSI for the passes . Oil seems to be slightly over full, but most likely because I may have put too much in, dpf is deleted.

I am out of town which means my dpf is not with me.
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:25 AM
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you need to wipe it all down then run it a short time and take a look
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:40 AM
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is the truck running ok?
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:30 PM
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You might be lucky as it sounds like all it is is a broken dip stick tube. Inspect where the dipstick tube enters the top of the oil pan area right in front of the transmission on the drivers side by sticking your hand up there and feeling for oil. It should be dry, but if not then that is your culprit.
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Old 11-21-2011, 03:01 PM
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In regards to the dipstick tube, would there be oil above it thow, I have traces of oil clear up to the coolqnt bottle and pretty heavy amounts from the steering box down.

Also I cleaned everything pretty good, took out the fender well etc. Took it for a 20 mile trip and there are no new signs. I also drained about a quart out which dropped it just below full. Maybe it had something to do with being too full and coming out somewhere....maybe.

Keep the ideas coming this, and thanks thus far
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:30 PM
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well i think that far past full would be a problem
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:56 PM
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Start it and remove the oil fill cap, take note of the amount of blow by you are seeing.
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You might be lucky as it sounds like all it is is a broken dip stick tube. Inspect where the dipstick tube enters the top of the oil pan area right in front of the transmission on the drivers side by sticking your hand up there and feeling for oil. It should be dry, but if not then that is your culprit.
I have seen this happen. I had one that was cracked where the mounting tab was welded to the dipstick tube. The mounting tab bolts just beneath the fuel cooler. It will probably leak only under hard load conditions and it's hard to actually see it leaking.
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:18 AM
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the reason i ask if its running ok is because usually when you see that much oil everywhere it means a cracked piston
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:53 PM
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Here is the latest.
It is running great, just as it should, I backed down to the 40 dpf off tune, drove around another 20 miles at varying levels of throttle, still no evidence of leaking.

Must have something to do with running it hard, I tow again on thanksgiving so we will see

Thanks to evryone so far
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