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01-09-2013 10:25 AM
PratoN
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The first picture looks like oil is coming from the exhaust manifold stud it might go through into the cam area and need thread sealer on it. The good news is nothing is coming out of the bellhousing.
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01-09-2013 04:25 AM
Ox-y-GenIII Sorry for your issues. Nice documentation you are keeping. This is very good for you. Let us know how a new dealer search goes and any further leaks.
01-08-2013 07:44 PM
Diamondback The first picture looks like oil is coming from the exhaust manifold stud it might go through into the cam area and need thread sealer on it. The good news is nothing is coming out of the bellhousing.
01-03-2013 08:12 AM
kc5rui Took my car back to Bill Knight Ford for the 3rd time to get the oil leak fixed and ended up firing them for incompetency. I am now looking for another Ford dealership.
12-13-2012 11:54 PM
kc5rui Got my car back from the dealership yesterday and I was told the oil leak was fixed and it was the valve cover gasket. I'll put the car on the lift in a week or so and make sure all is well.

On another note the dealership washed my car and mutilated my 2-way antenna on the hatch, I was not amused. They agreed to pay for damages.
12-09-2012 07:44 PM
kc5rui
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Unfortunately I'm apartment bound and I have no lift to search for leaks on mine. Do you know of any alternatives? (call a local shop and ask for an inspection/photos?)
Before I took it in the first time I went and bought a pair of car ramps from wal-mart for $39 and crawled under. Its a little cramped but it will get the job done, and cheaply too. Plus you will always have a pair of ramps just in case.
12-09-2012 07:17 PM
paul21
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So tonight I was driving home and had the cruise control set going up a hill and noticed 5000 RPMs and loosing speed WTF?? So I cancel the cruise and notice for some strange reason that when I push the accelerator the transmission downshifts (or increases RPMs) and no acceleration occurs. The car is over revving with no acceleration. I was 2 miles from home and made it in the driveway, will try to replicate the problem tomorrow.

So does this have something to do with my oil leak that the dealer says doesn't exist? I'm putting the car on the lift tomorrow to take pics of the leaks.
I experience this before. I'm 99% confident it's related to TSB 11-12-13 , leaking engine oil or transmission fluid onto the clutch assembly. Check for anything below the transmission housing, apparently sticky = transmission fluid, and you know what the oil looks like.

Unfortunately I'm apartment bound and I have no lift to search for leaks on mine. Do you know of any alternatives? (call a local shop and ask for an inspection/photos?)
12-09-2012 02:43 PM
kc5rui Ok here are a couple pictures. Keep in mind that these pictures are after the dealer had the car for 3 business days and did a really good job of cleaning up the mess that was created before I took it in. There is only approx. 250 miles worth of oil leak in these pictures. Also the green tint appears to be the oil dye they put in, it is not Antifreeze.







Look closely at this last picture and you can see how well they cleaned, there is still some discoloration from the oil slick.

12-09-2012 01:32 AM
kc5rui So tonight I was driving home and had the cruise control set going up a hill and noticed 5000 RPMs and loosing speed WTF?? So I cancel the cruise and notice for some strange reason that when I push the accelerator the transmission downshifts (or increases RPMs) and no acceleration occurs. The car is over revving with no acceleration. I was 2 miles from home and made it in the driveway, will try to replicate the problem tomorrow.

So does this have something to do with my oil leak that the dealer says doesn't exist? I'm putting the car on the lift tomorrow to take pics of the leaks.
12-04-2012 10:07 AM
kc5rui Ya, Im going to pick it up now. I hope they cleaned the engine good. I already made arangements with a friend to use his lift to take photos and start documenting this issue. Stay tuned for some pictures in a couple days.
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