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Fluid loss but no obvious performance issues
Hello all, thanks to all who make this forum work.
I have a 2006 F250 V8 power stroke turbodiesel King ranch edition, 274000 miles.
The truck was “stumbling” when I was driving home about three weeks ago, then the engine turned off. When it got to a safe location, I tried to start the truck, but it was cranking and not starting. I took the truck to the ford dealership, they diagnosed it as the high pressure oil pump and the injection pressure valve being inoperative and both needing replacement.
The work was done and I get the truck back and it’s running great, sounds great, no problems. I go to work the next day and when I park the truck, there’s fluid dropping steadily from the passenger side of the truck, somewhere around the exhaust manifold. I had a small amount of smoke because the fluid was dripping onto the manifold.
At no time did the truck perform strangely, the idle was great the whole drive, all my sensors were normal (transmission temp, coolant temp, oil pressure).
The liquid that was dripping out had a thin viscosity, felt a little sticky, and was close to a clear color. Some of the drops evaporated, but some fluid was remaining on the ground. I could not find the point of origin for the leak.
It was not engine oil because its was not dark brown, it wasn’t hot, the viscosity didn’t match. It wasn’t transmission fluid, it wasn’t red and the viscosity didn’t match. My power steering was still working great so I figured it wasn’t power steering fluid. My brakes are working great so I figured it wasn’t that. I opened the coolant reservoir and felt the coolant but the viscosity was slightly different, and I still had a full reservoir of coolant, so I don’t think it was that.
I drove it last night and when I stopped, it was leaking fluid on the passenger side area again, but the fluid loss was certainly less.
Thanks for all the help in this situation.