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Old 02-04-2014, 10:30 AM
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drip.. drip... freakin' drip... drip..

my rig is marking it's territory..

It has to be the front cover or the bed plate..

dang it..

here is the curiosity, though: It's likely dripped at least a couple of quarts since my last oil change, but the stick reads full, still...

I'm not a dummy.. I open fumoto valve, and start draining- then remove filter housing (which opens the valve to release oil; a lot of folks don't know that)- and let WARM/HOT oil drain for at least twenty minutes every time..

then I close fumoto valve, install new filter and o-ring, seat it, fill it with 15 quarts of oil...

there is not a hint of fuel in my oil according to blackstone, but it seems to be overfilled all the same... there is no weep on these systems, it's 'sposed to be a closed system; if you see oil, you've got a leak..

freakin drip drip drip...

I drain about 13~14 quarts out, assume the missing quarts are due to dripping, install the fifteen requested, and go about my business...

freakin' drip drip drip..

'round about a month or so after changing oil, the dripping stops (as I assume the level evens off below wherever the leak is) and there won't be a leak until I change oil again... the oil never drops below full on the dipstick, and I always get at least 13~14 quarts out of it...

either these things don't hold freakin 15 quarts as advertised, and I'm overfilling, these things DO have a weep somewhere for over pressure/fill, or I need to file for mineral rights of this engine because it's producing oil that is untainted with either coolant or fuel..

does anyone else have anything like this happening to their rigs?
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Old 02-05-2014, 05:37 AM
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maybe.

cps o-ring or maybe crack in the dipstick tube at the block. don't know how anyone can get an exact dip stick reading...POS engineering.
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:34 AM
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I always use 14-14.5 quarts of oil and run at halfway between full and low on my dipstick so I can read it. Other wise if you run 15 you cant ever tell if it were to start increasing
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:49 PM
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Thats what i do too. If i put in 15 its overfull. Mine leaks too though but not enough to drip, just stays wet. Ive had it ti dealerships too many times for this so i have just given up and keep it checked. Bugs the fire out of me though.
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:58 AM
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Drop some dye in the oil and start peaking around. You know how those leaks go....They travel, so it may be coming from above? Also, check your oil cooler?
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