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Common oil leaks on the 6.0

Discussion in '6.0L Powerstroke Diesels' started by Oledirtypearl86, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. Oledirtypearl86

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    So I haven't had a chance to dig in yet but what are the most common places a 6.0 leaks tat causes it to run down the back of the motor it's not a big leak just enough to notice if I park it for a few an let it idle
     
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    The turbo oil lines. Especially the drain line going to down to the manifold pan. They can run down the back of the motor.
     
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    That's what I was thinking I need to get it in the shop
     
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    Depending on the year, could be your icp sensor too.
    I know the glowplug harnesses will leak like a sieve as well.

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    Yeah it's a 03 it's my excursion and it's really not a bad leak maby 2 quarter sized drops after idle ing for 30 min
     
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    Mine was leaking from the O-ring under the filter housing. I replaced the O-ring and the leaked stopped.

    I took brake cleaner and air gun to clean the valley out the best I could to help me trace the leak.
     
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