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Ultimate Diesel Builder Guide|August-September 2017

Strictly Diesel’s 7.3l Power Stroke Oil Pan Fix

Sometimes, it’s the little things that cause big problems. Some of these little problems that can be a big pain in the ass stem from normal wear and tear; others stem from a weak or poor design from the factory. The dipstick housing on a 7.3L Power Stroke is a prime example. Over time, it’s not uncommon for the factory oil pan dipstick adapter to start leaking. According to Ford experts at Strictly Diesel, of Phoenix, Arizona, the stock adapter installs from the inside (with the oil pan off) and is sealed with a single internal O-ring. It’s very common for this O-ring to develop a leak as time goes by.

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