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Old 12-09-2015, 11:59 AM   #1
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So I was changing my oil today....

I was changing my oil today and I noticed my timing cover leak (if I'm correct that's where it's coming from) is back with a vengeance. This is disappointing as I thought it was just my pcv fuse blew, which it did last winter and it shares the fuse with the rad fan, and Ac clutch. Anyway it's back and I don't know what I should do. I really hate to tear into this newish motor. Should i just leave it alone? It's not a bad leak knock on wood. But I find myself adding almost a full quart towards the end of my oil life. It's strange I check it often and only at like 15%oil life does the quart disappear all at once it seems. Along with my jlt catch can I have no idea if it's all going out the timing cover. But the leak seems so small I don't see how. It's weird.


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mayhap because of dirty oil = more psi?

wtty? (5/60) i see your name and section posted so no idea what you have
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Is the timing cover leaking enough to where there is an oil stain on the ground underneath the car, in the place where you park it every night?
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mayhap because of dirty oil = more psi?

wtty? (5/60) i see your name and section posted so no idea what you have

No way, I change my oil every time it tells me to, use 5w-20 mobile 1 extended performance full synthetic. And only use the oem motorcraft filter. Also I clean all my funnels with brake clean before using them. I'm extremely ocd with maintaining my cars.


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Is the timing cover leaking enough to where there is an oil stain on the ground underneath the car, in the place where you park it every night?

No just in the picture. Like a wet spot on the motor. It doesn't even leak enough to drop into the splash shield you need to take down to change the oil.


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Also it's a 2011 gt mt82 sorry


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No just in the picture. Like a wet spot on the motor. It doesn't even leak enough to drop into the splash shield you need to take down to change the oil.


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It isn't leaking enough to account for a quart of oil in a relatively short time then.
In my opinion, an engine that only uses a quart of oil in between oil changes is completely healthy. Especially one that is driven hard every once in a while. It provides some lubrication to the top end of the engine.
As for the oil leak, if it bothers you, and the car still has some warranty left, take it to the dealer and see if they will repair it for you.
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So I was changing my oil today....

I don't lol it's an 11 and has 55k on it. Also yes I drive it hard at least twice a week. I bothers me but I guess I'll leave it alone until I decide to dedicate it to a race car and just pull the whole motor because I'll be swapping internals anyway.


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I don't like oil leaks either.
Typically, my criteria for repairing them has been, if they don't leave a mess on the driveway, I wait until something else goes wrong, and then I will repair it during the course of doing the more immediate work, while the engine is already partially disassembled... Kill two birds with one stone.
Some Simple Green will probably clean that timing cover off, and that seeping gasket won't bother you so much for a while.
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No way, I change my oil every time it tells me to, use 5w-20 mobile 1 extended performance full synthetic. And only use the oem motorcraft filter. Also I clean all my funnels with brake clean before using them. I'm extremely ocd with maintaining my cars.


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I was wondering if when the OLM gets down to 15% it's dirty enough to warrant a change (dirty oil will require/have more psi). Try changing it at 20% next time....if you don't use any oil than my guess may be a good one.

I will say it shouldn't leak and if early change works it's just removing symptoms NOT the cause

Stray's Simple Green idea is good...clean it well and see when it shows up.
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I was changing my oil today and I noticed my timing cover leak (if I'm correct that's where it's coming from) is back with a vengeance. This is disappointing as I thought it was just my pcv fuse blew, which it did last winter and it shares the fuse with the rad fan, and Ac clutch. Anyway it's back and I don't know what I should do. I really hate to tear into this newish motor. Should i just leave it alone? It's not a bad leak knock on wood. But I find myself adding almost a full quart towards the end of my oil life. It's strange I check it often and only at like 15%oil life does the quart disappear all at once it seems. Along with my jlt catch can I have no idea if it's all going out the timing cover. But the leak seems so small I don't see how. It's weird.


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PCV fuse????
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PCV fuse????

Yeah idk honestly. All I know is the fuse was for the Ac clutch, rad fan, and pcv system.


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I don't lol it's an 11 and has 55k on it. Also yes I drive it hard at least twice a week. I bothers me but I guess I'll leave it alone until I decide to dedicate it to a race car and just pull the whole motor because I'll be swapping internals anyway.


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Why don't you have Ford fix it on their dime before the 60,000 mile warranty runs out?
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I was told o only have a 30,000 mile power train warrenty



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I haven't owned a new car for so long that I had to look it up, but the basic "bumper to bumper" warranty is 3 years/36,000 miles. And the power train warranty is 5 years/60,000 miles.
So it looks like your car is still covered under the factory power train warranty.
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---------- Post added at 12:27 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:26 AM ----------

Yes! Thanks man I'm gonna take it in!


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Well I spend a good part of my morning returning my car to stock. It was a PITA Putting the cats back on and taking the two step off. But it's done and my exhaust has a Harley Davidson exhaust leak. I'll just Bing it to ford Monday and hopefully they'll take it in sometime soon.


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