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Old 08-06-2013, 07:21 PM   #1
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Oil leak on top drivers side

Hello all....I've only had this car for two weeks and noticed this today when I went to check the oil. This leak appears to be coming from the top for the engine on the drivers side only. It's a 2008 4.6L. Anyone ever seen this before? The car only has 37000 miles on it.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:31 PM   #2
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Looks like someone just spilled oil. Clean the area best you can and see what happens
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:17 PM   #3
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That will be my safe recommendation, clean it up, infact

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If you lift your car I'll clean the bottom too, that way you could tell detect any leaks in future inspections...
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I would clean it with simple green and hose it off while the engine idles. Go for a ride after to dry up the coils. Garden hose pressure, not a pressure wash.
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Don't spray water on your engine ever. Even if it is a steam clean. Ever. Never ever.
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:47 PM   #6
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We could go over this and bicker, I clean all my motors, and have no problems. Many fleet companies that used ford vans and trucks, 4.6/5.4, like Uhaul and enterprise, all clean under the hoods, mostly with pressure washers. My company uses many test vehicles from ford and its required at every 5000 miles to be done with all the checks and fluid samples. Not one problem, and we use pressure on them.
Not telling anyone to use pressure, but a garden hose will not hurt in my opinion and has not in any of my experiences....
I am really not looking to fight with anyone over this guys, just explaining my reasons.
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