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Old 12-12-2018, 08:10 PM
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Default Where is this oil coming from?



I have wiped it off of these areas and it has returned. I think I can see traces of it up above past the oil filter. Anyone else have this issue before?


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Old 12-12-2018, 08:13 PM
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Default Re: Where is this oil coming from?

Could be the valve cover, and on the back of the left one, there's pipe connection with a rubber gromlet, could be from there too.
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:20 PM
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Would this create an odor too. My truck stinks when I get out. Is that a fairly easy fix? I also have slow to start/turn over issues.


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Old 12-13-2018, 05:56 AM
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Default Re: Where is this oil coming from?

Burning oil stinks so... Yes... The start issue is unrelated.
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Old 12-13-2018, 05:57 AM
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Don't know about your slow start, but the smell is probably from that leaking oil getting on the very hot exhaust pipes. And doing anything to the top of a 4.0 isn't easy.
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Old 12-13-2018, 06:33 AM
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Well... i mispoke, the starter issue is PROBABLY unrelated but if a ton of oil has leaked onto the starter it could have caked up the windings. Unlikely but not impossible.
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Old 12-13-2018, 07:30 PM
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I wouldn’t say a ton. It doesn’t even make it to the ground below the truck. I only noticed the smell and when I was under the truck doing the transmission fluid change I saw the droplets.


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