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I had her for 14 of her 15 years.. It is a great truck, very dependable. A problem is starting to arise. Leaking oil.. from where? I dont really know. I checked the head gaskets, it seems dry, however underneath, is a different story. I had my oil changed and the guy underneath said i had a oil leak, i was not sure if he said head gasket or oil pan, he did say it was a small leak.

Today i left for work from my residence, i noticed a oil spot, not an puddle but a wet spot under my truck, thought it was water or something i felt it it felt like clean oil. Now I am here at work, I went outside three hours later to look to see if there was a oil spot.. no..

The truck is running great, no hard starts, no rough riding, no rough ideling, not miss firing.. so the question is, how do i know if it could be the head gasket or oil pan..

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Could it be the drain plug o-ring?
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I sure hope so that is all it is.. now it got me thinking, when is the time to change the head gasket? especially how old it is. What are the symptoms associated with head gasket being the problem?
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Thank you.. will check it out..
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could be the rear main seal
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I just seen a video of the rear main seal. looks like alot of work. I had my clutch replaced very recently maybe 4 months ago, the mechanic mention replacing the rear seals is that different from main seal or not associated?

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I'm guessing he meant the same one since the transmission has to get pulled out to get to it but only he would know the correct answer lol
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so main rear seal i can scratch out.. cool..
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