Proud owner of a 99 7.3 w/127K. Stock except for boost gauge. Recently was on a trip cruising around 70mph roughly 2100RPM(give or take) and noticed in the rear view lots of smoke. The color had a slight blue tint to it. I immediately pulled over and shut the engine off. By the time I got out and over to the hood I looked down and there was a puddle of oil and growing. I lifted the hood and the bay was covered... soaked actually. Towed it home. This was over the weekend. Today I had some time to take a look. With oil every where it was difficult to tell where it was leaking. I cleaned up with de greaser the best i could. The motor had some oil left in it and i added a bit as well. I turned it over to see if i could see any oil leaking and sure enough its coming from the High Pressure Oil Pump line. This line runs from the passenger side of the block to the lower part of the pump on the driver side. I can see exactly where on the steel braided line the oil is just shooting out. So what do I have a head of me? I am mechanically inclined and not a stranger to repairs . I have watched a few videos of guys removing the intake horn and getting at it. Also, what do I need to order? Just the hose? do the fittings on the block and pump need to be replaced? If anyone has done this repair i would appreciate your input.
Yes, I have done this repair. My input is that you should do it exactly the way that RT is recommending.
2001 F350 XLT 4X4 crew cab, dual rear wheels, long bed, black, 7.3l turbo diesel, automatic transmission, 4.10, shift on the fly, running boards, sliding rear window, 38 gal fuel tank, Odyssey extreme 65-PC1750T batteries, Michelin LTX-MS2 rear tires, Sumitomo Encounter front tires, Shell Rotella Ultra elc, 11,500 gvwr, 20,000 gcwr, 7500 gvw, completely stock, 114,000 miles when purchased, now has 250,000 miles, repairs so far: two starters, batteries, cps, brakes, tires, alternator, ball joints, locking hub, wheel hub, AC compressor, serpentine belt, power steering pump, driver's side window, ignition switch, o-ring, Spectra premium radiator, water pump, fan clutch, fan blades, thermostat, thermostat housing, tensioner. Stolen twice so far, but recovered both times with major damage.
2005 Nomad Rampage toyhauler made by Skyline. 11,500lb gvwr.