Common oil leak on passenger front side of engine?
I can't quite spot where the oil is coming from. Its a slow leak but appears to be coming basically from the passenger side of the motor, towards the front top. Its dry below the valve cover but the oil seems to come down then back and is drenching the frame and oil pan down on that side.
I vaguely recall an o-ring in the head or something of that sort being a common culprit in that area. Anyone got any ideas? Thanks!
edit: may have found the info. Oil Rail End Plugs (large plugs at each end of heads; incl. O-rings, use LOCTITE #11747 to seal threads)
(Ford) Same number as International
That definitely was the leak and didn't take too long to pull the alternator and the idler assembly to replace the oil rail plug.
however, now the truck idles like its running on 6-7 cylinders and takes alot of cranking to start.
Is this just air in the oil rail and will go away after some extended driving?
'97 F350 PSD E4OD CC 4x4
265/75/16, BB shim=73psi, Open Element, 10K with switch on dash, IDM mod, 30K Hayden tranny cooler, 1.0 exhaust housing, 3" downpipe, 4" straight pipe, the usual gauges, Bullydog 6 position chip (five of them work)
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