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2008 Ford F350: srw 6.4 diesel...I have an oil leak..oil filter…

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I have a 2008 Ford...
I have a 2008 Ford F350 SRW 6.4 diesel...I have an oil leak. I can see oil on top of the engine near the oil filter. I can not find where it is coming from. Any Ideas?
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Ford Mechanic: Mat, Ford Senior Master Technician replied 6 years ago
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Hi I would like help you out. Ive seen oil leaks in the area of the engine coming from leaking oil coolers. The filter housing is mounted on top of the oil cooler. oil dye should be added to verify the exact source of the leak witha a black light. If the oil cooler is leaking the cab needs to be removed for this repair. Please remember the powerstroke warranty is a 5yr/100k mileage warranty. If unsure of you coverage I can check for you with a vin number and mileage. Thanks
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
Is there any additive that I can try to maybe fix the leak?
Ford Mechanic: Mat, Ford Senior Master Technician replied 6 years ago
No I would not recommend this for diesels at all all. The oil cooler internal passages are thin, any additives added will cause the cooler the become restricted causes the oil to becaome hotter and not cooler, this will result in a check engine light for oil cooler efficiency codes.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
any idea of the cost of a repair like this?
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