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Oil leak on top of engine behind turbo

I have a 2001 Ford F-350 Turbo diesel. I had a small oil leak that started about 2 years ago and the drip was coming off the transmission torque converter housing. When I rebuilt the transmission I asked them to fix the rear main seal, thinking this was the problem. They informed me it was not the rear seal but in fact was leaking from the top of the engine. It was a small leak so I just endured it because of the hassle involved with removing the turbo and hoses to track in down. The problem! It is now a major leak that reminds me of tracking a wounded deer and when I stop a puddle of major size immediately starts forming. This leak IS pooling behind the turbo but I cannot see where and why. Is there a fitting of sensor or some line that might be the source of this problem or could it be a valve cover gasket.....Please help

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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.

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