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Old 05-22-2006, 11:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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oil leak from dipstick tube at oil pan

at first I thought the spot on the drive were from the oil filter being loose again. upon closer inspection it's actually coming from the pan at the place where the dipstick tube leaves the pan.

looks like a big NUT and it is loose to the touch

can you just tighten this up like its threaded into the pan or does the pan have to come off?

I'm going to go hit it with a power washer and then check back here.
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Re: oil leak from dipstick tube at oil pan

If the big nut is loose, then yes tighten it fairly snugg then check for leaks.
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Re: oil leak from dipstick tube at oil pan

i tightened it and I think the leak got worse
is there a gasket to O-ring to contend with?

it is right handed threads correct?

I will try to remove it then reinstall checking for fitment and gaskets
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Re: oil leak from dipstick tube at oil pan

straightened removed and retightened

still leaking


help!!!!

how can I replace the entire assembly
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Re: oil leak from dipstick tube at oil pan

The only way to tighten it is to hold the other piece from guess where. Thats right, inside the pan.

Clean it up REAL good and apply some RTV.
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Re: oil leak from dipstick tube at oil pan

theres a few guys who have been able to replace the o ring without pulling the pan its a bit tricky but a lot better than yanking the motor to fix it hopefully one of them will chime on for you since im drawing a blank at the moment
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Re: oil leak from dipstick tube at oil pan

Mine was leaking and I got lucky the first time and tightened the nut and it quit leaking. On this engine in it now I couldn't get it to stop, so I cleaned the entire area with carb cleaner and coated the seams with grey RTV sealant.
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Re: oil leak from dipstick tube at oil pan

the threads were shot I had a shop change out this engine about a year ago and the new engine had a bent up dipstick tube because of how it sat on the crate pallet so they install this one from my old engine.... well

the truck is at a shop not a ford dealer who wanted 50 to 60 bucks to diaignose the problem just to start.... I told the numb skull i didnt need a diagignosis just a R&R of the oil pan

anyhow it's going ot cost $960.00 to fix her up again, they want to pull the engine all the way out..... anything else a fella should do while he is in there?
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Re: oil leak from dipstick tube at oil pan

If all they are going to do is pull the engine and drop the oil pan, besides checking things out, there is not much else you can do.
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Re: oil leak from dipstick tube at oil pan

Its covered under warrenty till 100,000 miles. Ford fixed mine at 99,990 miles. After they did I cleaned good and sealed the nut with silacone.
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Re: oil leak from dipstick tube at oil pan

I was thinking of mods upgrade or general maintaince
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Re: oil leak from dipstick tube at oil pan

since this is my second engine and the truck has 175k miles on it the warrenty is long gone the shop did discover the source of my exhaust leak I thought the up pipes were leaking but its the manifold to head gasket that has blown. so it is getting fixed as well.
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the threads were shot I had a shop change out this engine about a year ago and the new engine had a bent up dipstick tube because of how it sat on the crate pallet so they install this one from my old engine.... well

the truck is at a shop not a ford dealer who wanted 50 to 60 bucks to diaignose the problem just to start.... I told the numb skull i didnt need a diagignosis just a R&R of the oil pan

anyhow it's going ot cost $960.00 to fix her up again, they want to pull the engine all the way out..... anything else a fella should do while he is in there?
here is the cheapest and easiest way to fix it .... yes i know it's another place but it works


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I just got my truck back from the Ford dealer yesterday from having the dip stick leak fixed a second time. Good thing the first dealer had a one year warrenty on his work. I was at 360 days and didn't have to pay another $1,500 to have the engine pulled. Both dealers were interested in the easy fix but said they had to do it by the book. All I had to pay for was the non-approved red ELC.
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since this is my second engine and the truck has 175k miles on it the warrenty is long gone the shop did discover the source of my exhaust leak I thought the up pipes were leaking but its the manifold to head gasket that has blown. so it is getting fixed as well.
Hmmmmmm......I'm glad someone dug this thread up from years past. I'm going to replace the up-pipes, but the passenger side of my engine compartment gets really hot (much hotter than the driver's side). Now I'm wondering if it has the same manifold gasket issue as this? Anybody know how easy or tough it is to remove and replace?
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