Home   Forums   Gallery   Vendors   Advertising   Links
Go Back   DieselRam.com > Diesel Ram Technical Topics > Technical Info: 2nd Gen 24 VALVE DRIVETRAIN
Technical Info: 2nd Gen 24 VALVE DRIVETRAIN Technical discussion of second generation (1998 - 2002) 24-valve engine and drivetrain questions, solutions and upgrades.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-02-2018
Junkman Junkman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: TN
Posts: 564
Default Oile leak passenger side below tappet cover

This is on an 00 2500 4x4.

I recently replaced the tappet cover gasket and everything looks dry around the gasket.

There is what I think is oil on the drivers side block behind a bracket that I think was for the stock lift pump. Are there any oil passages on the drivers side that could be leaking (besides the tappet cover)? Are there any bolt holes that go into an oil passage and need to be installed to prevent leaks?

I've cleaned it up and don't see anything until after driving when that side of the engine block is covered. I thought valve cover, fuel mixing with dirty block oil or??? but a rubber mat set on the ground gets an oil spot and all of the usual suspects seem dry. The starter has an inordinate amount of oil on it as does the wiring harness on that side where it mounts to the block.

My intent is to remove the ECU and any other hardware in the area and have a look. I remember deciding that I don't have a 53 block but am skeered that I didn't look hard enough when buying.
__________________
2000 Quad Cab,Longbed, NV4500, 410 Gears, 4X4, ISSPro gauges, Thuren 3rd Gen Trackbar (beautiful), AGR Steering Box - box works - NOPE, spoke too soon. Never AGR again. 2 dumped fluid & lost brakes & steering, 4th is too loose. AGR = pp quality control & long wait for replacement (doing something different. Will update with what works), DSS Steering Brace, AirDog 100 = 13# solid, Rusty Doors (POR15 at the bottom for now covered with color match Rustoleum)

Last edited by Junkman; 05-02-2018 at 09:14 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-03-2018
Clunk's Avatar
Clunk Clunk is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 8,405
Default

I had a difficult to find oil leak until I got under the engine with a strong light at night....it was the oil cooler/filter mount. It had a bunch of loose bolts.
There's no daylight interference at night.
__________________
01.5,Red QC Sport SWB,HO,6spd,4x4,cowl hood, Drag Comp,4"ex., fuel press. gauge, boost&pyro gauges, bhaf, single Holley lift pump next to the fuel tank/13psi WOT, Vulcan Big Line, cheapo fuel cooler, Amsoil in the trans. & Valvoline in the pan, 62-65-.70A/R, ARP studs, kevlar/ceramic SD clutch, 7x.013" Maxstix

Time to turn so's you don't burn.

Quote:
Originally Posted by cougar View Post
If you remove the gutters, you won't have to clean them. Problem solved..
True love is when she gives you the ham from her egg mcmuffin
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-04-2018
ccmckee's Avatar
ccmckee ccmckee is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Irricana, AB
Posts: 8,114
Default

I'm confused, the tappet cover is on the drivers side along with the ecu and starter.
Anyways it seems like your saying the leak is showing on the drivers side. It could be blowing back from the front crank seal or the front gear train cover.
__________________
2003 QC HO 6SPD, 305/555, 4WD, TST Controller W/monitor, fuel pressure guage, 100% Amsoil

sold
'96 2500SLT CC LB 2WD, KDP tabbed,100Hp Maxsticks,16* ,3k gsk,afc modded,#8 tst plate,62/70/13 turbo,4" MBRP exhaust,AFE stage III dry filter intake,autometer boost pyro, oil, tran temp,DSS,rebuilt diff & tranny w/billet triple lock TC w/lockup switch,1tn rear cylinders,ride rites on all 4 corners w/on board air,465k km. 330 hp 766 ft/lbs
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-04-2018
Junkman Junkman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: TN
Posts: 564
Default

Yes, the oil is on the driver side. The front of the engine is clean. The block directly under the tappet cover gasket is clean.

Below the clean part of the block that is below the tappet cover is a metal plate. I'm not using the plate for anything. The wiring harness is routed near and clamped to the plate. The plate and wiring harness is oily. The starter is oily.

I'm going to check (again in most cases)
Vac/PS pump connection, fuel leaks especially the return lines, even the crank sensor behind the starter.
__________________
2000 Quad Cab,Longbed, NV4500, 410 Gears, 4X4, ISSPro gauges, Thuren 3rd Gen Trackbar (beautiful), AGR Steering Box - box works - NOPE, spoke too soon. Never AGR again. 2 dumped fluid & lost brakes & steering, 4th is too loose. AGR = pp quality control & long wait for replacement (doing something different. Will update with what works), DSS Steering Brace, AirDog 100 = 13# solid, Rusty Doors (POR15 at the bottom for now covered with color match Rustoleum)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-13-2018
Junkman Junkman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: TN
Posts: 564
Default

This is strange. I paid a shop to install an AirDog a long time ago. They removed the stock lift pump at that time. Unfortunately, the block is machined for a mechanical fuel pump which is a hold over from days gone by. Only a loosely attached paper gasket was covering the hole. I thought the gasket was a metal plate bolted to the block and never paid attention to it. Only the gasket was holding any of the oil it.

I bought a block off plate which is readily available to fix it.
__________________
2000 Quad Cab,Longbed, NV4500, 410 Gears, 4X4, ISSPro gauges, Thuren 3rd Gen Trackbar (beautiful), AGR Steering Box - box works - NOPE, spoke too soon. Never AGR again. 2 dumped fluid & lost brakes & steering, 4th is too loose. AGR = pp quality control & long wait for replacement (doing something different. Will update with what works), DSS Steering Brace, AirDog 100 = 13# solid, Rusty Doors (POR15 at the bottom for now covered with color match Rustoleum)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-13-2018
smokediver's Avatar
smokediver smokediver is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 3,701
Default

That is strange.
Reckon the bolts worked loose & the cover plate fell off?
__________________
'07, megacab, 2WD, Dually, 6.7, auto,
Deleted, h&s programmer, jasper turbo, ETE tranny, 400k mi !!
'09, quad cab, Laramie, 2WD, Dually, 6.7, auto. 255k mi
Stock, until...
My Other Truck is a Fire Engine!!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-23-2018
Junkman Junkman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: TN
Posts: 564
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smokediver View Post
That is strange.
Reckon the bolts worked loose & the cover plate fell off?
No, the experts who shall remain nameless removed the stock pump and didn't bother to plug the hole.
__________________
2000 Quad Cab,Longbed, NV4500, 410 Gears, 4X4, ISSPro gauges, Thuren 3rd Gen Trackbar (beautiful), AGR Steering Box - box works - NOPE, spoke too soon. Never AGR again. 2 dumped fluid & lost brakes & steering, 4th is too loose. AGR = pp quality control & long wait for replacement (doing something different. Will update with what works), DSS Steering Brace, AirDog 100 = 13# solid, Rusty Doors (POR15 at the bottom for now covered with color match Rustoleum)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2016 www.dieselram.com. All material found on this site is property of DieselRam.com.Ad Management plugin by RedTyger