Question about 1999 Ford Super Duty F 550
I have a 1999 Ford F-550 7.3 diesel flat bed truck.We had some repairs done on it recently. We had a new oil pan ,dip stick, rear main seal, new wiring harness, glows plugs put on it and it is still leaking oil from the engine.The mechanic that worked on it told us that when he took off the intake on the turbo it had alot of oil in it.He said that he felt the injectors,turbo,and pump may need to be replaced and would cost us between 5-6 thousand to get it fixed.We are hoping that this is not the case for we already have alot invested in the truck along with the additional repairs already.Any advice or info would be gratly appreciated. Thanks,Jim
If your not having problems with the vehicle missing the injectors are fine. if your getting alot of oil in the uper in take chances are that the seals inside the turbo are leaking and if you have excessive blowby then perhaps a replacement of the o-rings on the injectors might be needed but i would say that 5-6 thousand sounds way off the mark as far as replacement parts and shop labor
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
If I were you I would clean off the top of the engine really good. Then I would have someone run the engine up against the govenor at about 3300 RPM and I would watch for your oil leak. First off your fuel injectors can't leak oil externally. I take it that your leak is on the outside of the engine. More then likely the turbo isn't bad either it will usually dump oil into the engine and you will not see the leak but you will see blue smoke in the exhaust. So I would try to locate my external leak up on the top side of your engine. More then likely it is a o-ring on one of youor oil lines or the gasket for your oil pump. I don't think that you need all of those repairs. I would try to fix it myself.
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jun 09, 2016 | Ford Cars & Trucks
Oct 29, 2011 | 2001 Ford Windstar
Jan 09, 2011 | 1996 Nissan Pathfinder
May 08, 2010 | 2001 Ford Excursion
May 05, 2010 | 2004 Chevrolet Suburban
Mar 19, 2010 | 1989 Ford F 250
Dec 21, 2009 | 2001 Ford Focus
Oct 21, 2009 | 1995 Ford Mustang
Jun 07, 2009 | 2005 Ford Taurus
585 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: