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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-17-2011, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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6.0 oil leak

I have a small oil leak <occasional drip> on my '05 6.0. Seems to be coming from top rear of engine. Leaking off oil pan, front of bell housing, and starter. Appears to be more prevalent twd passenger side of engine. Any ideas?

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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-17-2011, 04:24 PM
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Re: 6.0 oil leak

This might sound stupid, but are you sure it is oil and not coolant, soak it up in a paper towel and check the color of it, most likely it is coolant, in this case it would be your connector between oil cooler and EGR cooler, let us know, if it is indeed oil im not sure where it could be coming from.

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post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-17-2011, 05:48 PM
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Re: 6.0 oil leak

Is it leaving a puddle under the truck?

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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-18-2011, 12:04 PM
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Re: 6.0 oil leak

possible turbo drain line?

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post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-18-2011, 01:57 PM
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Re: 6.0 oil leak

Could be almost anything. Mine was the turbo drain. Test,verify,repair.
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post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-19-2011, 02:19 AM
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Re: 6.0 oil leak

mine leaks in the same spot. Just barely damp underneath with a droplet or 2.... coming off of starter. Might leave a spot the size of a quarter after a few days of sitting? I cleaned mine up really well and then re-diagnosed and mine is the glow plugs leaking. Evidently the glow plugs run thru an oil passage or something? I haven't fixed yet but that's what it looks like and I discussed it with someone on here a few months ago and that's what I found if its any help....

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Re: 6.0 oil leak

i work at a dealer and haveseen many bedplates leaking sounds like what your talking about. clean the engine off real good with brake cleaner and check after driving it about 15-20 miles. good luck
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post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-23-2011, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 6.0 oil leak

Thanks guys. It is not leaving a puddle. If I wipe it off once a week, you hardly know it's leaking.
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post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-24-2011, 12:31 AM
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Re: 6.0 oil leak

Check your hot side intercooler boot off the turbo. I have seen many of them seep just enough to leave a drip or two every now and then

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