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Clean the engine off really thoroughly. Then monitor it closely looking for the leak as you drive over the next day or so. Oil usually leaks from the valve cover gasket or front main seal on that side of the engine.
Here is what you must do, pressure wash the engine and the transmission top and especially bottom of all grease and oil residue then install a bottle of special die that glows under a black light, drive the truck for a 10 or so miles and then put it on a car lift and check for the source of the leak with a black light. On this old of an engine the leak are likely all over the place.
The fact that you are adding a quart of oil to your car doesn't mean that car have a leak, most of the time engines are leaking oil is noticeable, on the side of the engine block or black spot on parking lot. Engines also consume oil after certain amount of miles depending on models. I don't think your car acting up have anything to do with the quart of oil you are adding to your car once a month. Please specify what exactly is your car doing when you say; is acting up, so we can help you out to solve that issue.
Hi, obviously you have a major oil leak, if it was'nt leaking before the oil change, I would say the oil pan bolt wasnt tightened right or they stripped it out, or the oil filter isnt tight or they left old gasket/o-ring on the oil filter mount causing the leak. I would take it back to where you got the oil changed and demand they fix the issue (free of course)....Mike
The most these trucks take is six and a half U.S. quarts of oil.The safest way to know for sure is to drain all the oil out, remove and install a new oil filter, then install five quarts of your preferred oil.Start the vehicle up and let it run for thirty seconds, then turn it off.Pull the dipstick out and check the level with the engine not running, then top off the oil as necessary.Run it for five minutes to verify that there are no oil leaks, Then Happy Motoring!!! Hope I could help!!!
MY 2001 7.3 was leaking the same way. The dealer said the o'rings under the pedestal were leaking. I had the dealer replace the o'rings. By the time I got home, it was leaking again. Called the service department and told the manager,and they put on a new pedestal and o'rings. They only charged me half price for the pedestal and no labor. That did stop the leaks.