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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-27-2009, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Oil leak from dipstick.

My 2000 f550 has a 7.3 power stroke.It developed a leak where the dipstick goes into the pan.It has a nut and a o-ring on the inside and a nut on the outside.Most dumnassed thing ive seen.The stupid thing is the o-ring is worth 5 bucks,but you have to drop the pan to change it which you cant do without lifting the engine that i can see.I phoned ford up in whitehorse and the guy said that there have been a rash of these things leaking. Anyone else have this problem?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-09-2009, 11:51 PM
 
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It can be done with out removing the engine. http://www.powerstrokehelp.com/7.3liter/leaks/1of2.asp

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Thanks for the info.Its a pain no matter which way you go.

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Very true. One of those engineering flaws that come around once in a while to bite you in the behind.

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just did mine. make sure you disconnect both batteries, remove 3 bolts on starter and let it hang, remove one nut from dipstick to valvecover stud, at this point you MUST make sure you have a good grip on the piece that goes into the pan. Then remove the dipstick tube ( this is sometimes tough because there is an o-ring holding the tube inside the fitting), then install needle nose vise-grips into the spot the tube came out of, THEN remove the large nut and discard it and the o-ring inside the pan, wipe everything off as much as possible, install new o-ring (without getting it wet with oil or it will swell up and make installation a biatch), pull fitting up to inside face of pan and install new nut. snug this nut up (just because you can put a large wrench on it does not mean you also have to tighten untill you rip all the threads off the nut), remove the needle nose vise-grips and when putting the dipstick tube back in you need to be carefull the o-ring doen't get pinched, put the nut on the tube at the valvecover, install starter, and connect batteries. time to do all this about 2 hours.
NOTE: after removing the starter i washed down the side of the motor around the fitting with some varsol and a toothbrush and wiped with a rag. and i bought new needle nose vise-grips for the holding of the fitting. ( new pliers 10.00= no lost fitting, lost fitting you have three choices.
1 remove the oil pan (this requires removal of the engine)
2 cut hole in side of oil pan and then reweld after finding fitting
3 find someone with an optical borescope camera to look inside and then with a mechanical snake try to recover your fitting)
was easy to do just be clean and take your time. worked great.

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