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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Question: LG. Puddle of oil underneath truck. Possibly coming from rt side of oil pan.

 

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D. Robert, 7.3L V8 Diesel Turbo, Potwin, KS, November 20, 2013, 11:35
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Sizable amount of oil for overnight. Ran truck for 10-15 mins then shut it off. Some what Rapid and steady drip. Any ideas? Hoping its nothing major. Truck has 250,000 miles on it. Thanks

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    cardocIII from Gillespie's Auto Service, November 20, 2013, 11:48
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    Here in Pa we have to make sure if the pan has a hole rusted through it or not. You will see bubbling of the paint on the pan if this is happening. Otherwise just try and get it as clean as you can and with the oil properly filled, start it up and watch for the leak.
    The 7.3 uses pressurized engine oil to drive the injectors. Leaks can occur in a number of places for the high pressure system and for the turbo cooler lines. See if the oil is visible in the center of the engine.

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    D. Robert, November 20, 2013, 12:21
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    I didn't notice any oil in the center of the engine. Thank you for your help, I will try that.

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    pushrod November 20, 2013, 14:18
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    Check the oil pressure switch or sending unit.

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    D. Robert, November 20, 2013, 14:23
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    Alright, thanks. I take it that's on the right side?

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    pushrod, November 20, 2013, 15:03
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    Look near the oil filter base. Only leak while it's running?

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