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1996 F250

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by captfudd, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. captfudd

    captfudd Member
    Messages: 88

    I have the rear main seal leaking on my 5.8 FI, should I just fix it or can I run with it?
  2. Plow_king

    Plow_king Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 41

    Just run it. Unless its REAL bad. If you fix it more than likely it will leak anyway. Plus it a lot of work for a cheap seal.
  3. douglasl330

    douglasl330 Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    How bad is it leaking?

    I had a truck with a similar problem--would go thru about a qt an hour or so(plowing)-- it was a PIA in the middle of the night. If it is just a small leak-runs for ten minutes and you have a quarter size puddle under the truck--I would run it. Any more you have to wonder how much oil you putting on the ground! The truck I had was a small leak and then I tried one of those sealers--Big mistake-- thats when the leak went up to a qt an hour! When the truck sat for a couple of months the sealer stuff worked-- I guess it needed time! best of luck!
  4. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    If you do tear it apart, spend the money for the rear seal driver / installer.
    You do it once and it's done! I tried to do it with just what I had on hand and I killed 3 till I got it right! If the seal is leaking it could get real bad real quick. Change it now and save your self the popped motor blues.