I've got a leak. Doesn't seem to be just any leak this time. She's shedding a lot of weight in oil. The whole valley is wet with oil from the oil cooler to the HPOP
cover. I had the HPOP
replaced about two years ago and the dealership did some half-ass work (as always). There is a bracket or mounting plate of some sort between the HPOP
cover and the oil cooler assembly that appears to bolt directly to the top of the block. It is directly below the turbo pedestal. In any case, it is missing at least one bolt and another other is not threaded in. Thanks Ford dealership. I already know I'm going to have to yank the intake and turbo to get this thing tightened back down.
Question 1: What the hell is this plate (see video 2) and could it not being snugged-down be causing an oil leak?
Question 2: Aside from a faulty HPOP
cover gasket, what else on top of the engine could be leaking oil this badly?
The oil filter cap is clean, no leaks. There is a bit of oil around the CAC
tube boot, but it doesn't appear to be enough to be causing such a huge mess.
The oil leak, in true 6.0 fashion runs all the way down the back of the engine, around both sides of the bell housing (moreso on the passenger side) and has destroyed both my driveway and the entire underside of the vehicle all the way back to the rear diff.
Question 3: How much oil loss are we talking without the CCV
Question 4: How about turbo supply and return lines?
Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm tired of being screwed by dealerships and would prefer not to take it in.
Video 1: Under Vehicle
Video 2: Under Hood
2004 F350 XLT CCLB 4X4
, Sinister EGR
Delete, ARP Head Studs, Sinister Bypass Coolant Filter, Cat
EC-1, SCT XCAL III Tuner w/ Gearhead 8K Tow Tune, MBRP 4" Turbo Back Exh, Bilstein HD Shocks & Steering Stabilizer, XD Series Crank Wheels, Nitto Trail Grappler 35s, Glowshift 4 Gauge Pod w/ Boost, Trans Temp, Fuel Press, EGT
, 135k miles.