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Old 07-20-2014, 08:49 PM
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Oil leak... With Picture

Went to investigate a very small oil leak and this is what i found. This is a picture from the bottom of motor looking up. The pulley in the picture is the crank pulley on the very bottom. It seems as though the silicon bead failed on the oil pan and is seeping a small amount of oil. Any quick fix? Dropping the pan is a major PIA and i don't want to do that.

 
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You seem to have lots of leaks tonight. You're first step needs to be to clean things up and watch to see where the leak originates from. A few things up front can cause a leak, and you don't want to just try and fix the part where the oil is since the oil may be running down to that location.
 
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I looked over the entire front of the engine. there is zero oil in the valley, and no visible leaks from the hpop. It is only a tiny leak where the pan meets the block. I cleaned it off and drove it for about 20 miles tonight and its definitely this spot where the leak is coming from.
 
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I finally got some time to look over everything tonight and this is what i found... I'm not happy about it !
 
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Any ideas on what the cause is? Oil pan gasket?
 
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Any ideas on what the cause is? Oil pan gasket?
There is no oil pan gasket.
 
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Thanks for the info! Much appreciated.
 
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There is a bead of silicon between pan and block
 
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Jasonc76, Yes I found that to be exactly where the leak is. Its leaking from the very front of the pan where it meets the block. seems as though the silicon failed. Any quick fix to this or do i need to drop the pan and reseal the entire thing? Thanks

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Unfortunately, it's more like pull the engine, put it on a stand, flip it over, pull the pan, scrape off old sealant, clean everything with solvent, apply the Motorcraft sealant, install the pan, wait 24 hours, flip it upright and reinstall the engine.
 
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If it is indeed the pan seal leaking the proper way to fix it is pull the motor put it on a stand up side down clean and reseal.
 
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Yea That's what i don't want to do. Any temporary fix to this? any ideas?
 
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Yeah silicone over the silicone wait a day and hope for the best.... It will fail but when is the new question. If it's only a tiny leak touching it may make it worse
 
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I will try and add some silicon and see what happens. Thanks
 
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If you do that, you'll need to clean the pan and front cover extremely well and bridge the old silicone completely with the new silicone. Nothing sticks to cured silicone, not even fresh silicone.
 

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