2020 7.3 Oil leak!

WildHair

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Noticed oil on the drive way this evening. Crawled under and found drips on the pan. WTF.... under 2000 babied miles. Any others noticed oil leaks. Does that heat shield (3rd pic) look odd to anyone else
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I think it just may appear cross threaded with the oil on it??? Take a pic with the plug wiped off, that will tell you.

Has the oil been changed recently?
 
I think it just may appear cross threaded with the oil on it??? Take a pic with the plug wiped off, that will tell you.

Has the oil been changed recently?
Will wip it off before heading to work and see what it looks like after the drive home. I don't believe the oil level has changed. Check it yesterday when I filled up. I'm not a fan of the twist dip stick. Last three inches it did not want to go in easily.
 
Yea I would say drain plug gasket but crazy looks like they used a jigsaw to cut that plastic shield
 
Fatdog, Pachmayr, ChuckD, looked at the picture again... I think you are all right. Drain plug does appear crooked. Would cross threading cause the aluminum casing to fracture?
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I think it just may appear cross threaded with the oil on it??? Take a pic with the plug wiped off, that will tell you.

Has the oil been changed recently?
Factory oil, was planned on having it done at 2000 miles. Currently 1800 miles on it.
 
Yea I would say drain plug gasket but crazy looks like they used a jigsaw to cut that plastic shield
Did not even notice the plastic shield. Figured those would mass produced with clean cuts.
 
9700 miles on my 7.3L and no leaks. Perhaps they forgot to put a crush washer on it from the factory? Really hope it is something simple like that.
 
Take a look above the oil pan too. Oil leaks migrate everywhere, especially when they're exposed to wind on the road. The drain plug has a built in rubber gasket that was squashed pretty flat when I did my oil change.

If the drain plug is the source I suppose you could dope the eff out of it. Works for Harleys.

There are fine lines on the pan about 1/2" away from the head of the drain bolt. I would make sure these aren't stress cracks.
 
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