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Old February 16th, 2010, 07:10 PM   #1
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02 f150 oil problem

my buddy went out and started his truck this morning and when he went out to leave he had no oil pressure. so he quick shut it off and checked the level and there wasnt a drop on the dip stick. just changed it about 1500 miles ago. no leaks, runs normal, no noise, and no smoke. no oil in the coolant and the undercarriage is bone dry. where the hell did it go??
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Old February 16th, 2010, 09:21 PM   #2
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did he put the drain plug back in?


seriously though, it must have a pretty serious leak if it isnt smoking, and lost that much oil in 1500 miles

what engine is it?

if you seriously cannot find the oil leak, then fill it to the correct level, slide a large piece of cardboard under it, start it up, and let it idle for about 15 minutes, then let it sit for about 15 minutes, and check the cardboard, trace the leak from where the oil is on the cardboard
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Old February 17th, 2010, 03:35 AM   #3
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did he put the drain plug back in?


seriously though, it must have a pretty serious leak if it isnt smoking, and lost that much oil in 1500 miles

what engine is it?

if you seriously cannot find the oil leak, then fill it to the correct level, slide a large piece of cardboard under it, start it up, and let it idle for about 15 minutes, then let it sit for about 15 minutes, and check the cardboard, trace the leak from where the oil is on the cardboard
its got the 5.4L plug is in, and its dry around drain plug. we put oil in it tonight, a quart at a time, took 4.5 quarts to get to full. builds pressure and is staying at full. so i dont know whats going on.
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Old February 17th, 2010, 05:47 AM   #4
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did you check the valve covers? I have seen many over the years that sludged up the oil return holes and trapped all the oil up top. it wouldn't drain back to the pan or some would drain back over night, then the pan would be over full because someone added more thinking it needed it. if you can look in a cover do it. if you can't you'll have to pull one to see.
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Old February 17th, 2010, 06:10 AM   #5
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did you check the valve covers? I have seen many over the years that sludged up the oil return holes and trapped all the oil up top. it wouldn't drain back to the pan or some would drain back over night, then the pan would be over full because someone added more thinking it needed it. if you can look in a cover do it. if you can't you'll have to pull one to see.
suprise!! oil everywhere!! this happened to me on a 2.7 in a chrysler convertable.
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Old February 17th, 2010, 04:08 PM   #6
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hmmm, i didnt think about the return holes in the heads being plugged. he did say that he went a long ways over 3000 miles before his last oil change. ill have to get him back here so we can look at those.
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