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Massive oil leak back of motor
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Altho possible, it's VERY unlikely that the h/gasket is leaking oil. As others have said, it's more than likely coming from the oil line that feeds the turbo. I would've suggested that right from the git-go ~ BUT......you said, "It's not the oil pressure gauge fitting". OTOH, it's fairly typical for that oil line to develop a hairline crack right at the "crotch" of the flare, onto which the tubing nut seats inside the oil-pressure gauge fitting. <stickpoke>

If so, you won't be able to see it w/o removing the tube from the engine ~ requiring removal from both the adapter on the driver's side, AND from the turbo. There's SUPPOSED to be a support "clip" on the passenger side that fastens to a "studded" manifold bolt. When that support clip is missing, vibration exacerbates the potential for cracking.

If you still have the OEM Ford oil tube......it's stainless steel and harder than a woodpecker's lips. Fortunately, it doesn't need to be DOUBLE flared, like a mild-steel brake line ~ but it's still hard to flare. If you don't have the proper tool to re-flare the end, after cutting off the 1/8" cracked/flared portion, I suggest taking it to someone who DOES. Another alternative is to replace the whole thing with a stainless-braid-covered hose.......available from Stinger.  <shrug>
Placerville, California
(former)  '78 2.3T Courier w/blow-thru Autolite 2bbl carb ~ (current)  '87 2.3T Ranger w/PiMP’d EFI
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Massive oil leak back of motor - by Bob Ross - 05-07-2022, 08:07 PM
RE: Massive oil leak back of motor - by TurboRay - 05-07-2022, 11:22 PM
RE: Massive oil leak back of motor - by Bob Ross - 05-08-2022, 12:57 AM
RE: Massive oil leak back of motor - by vegas_ss - 05-08-2022, 07:15 AM
RE: Massive oil leak back of motor - by Racingjake - 05-08-2022, 10:46 AM
RE: Massive oil leak back of motor - by TurboRay - 05-09-2022, 12:44 AM
RE: Massive oil leak back of motor - by Bob Ross - 05-24-2022, 12:53 AM
RE: Massive oil leak back of motor - by TurboRay - 05-24-2022, 08:41 AM
RE: Massive oil leak back of motor - by Bob Ross - 05-26-2022, 02:42 PM
RE: Massive oil leak back of motor - by TurboRay - 05-26-2022, 06:41 PM
RE: Massive oil leak back of motor - by Just Add Boost - 05-24-2022, 02:23 PM
RE: Massive oil leak back of motor - by Racingjake - 05-24-2022, 02:25 PM
RE: Massive oil leak back of motor - by Rod K - 05-26-2022, 04:21 PM
RE: Massive oil leak back of motor - by blackbird83 - 05-26-2022, 07:40 PM
RE: Massive oil leak back of motor - by Bob Ross - 06-23-2022, 12:05 AM
RE: Massive oil leak back of motor - by Racingjake - 06-24-2022, 12:57 AM



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