Hi. Thanks for all the good advice I have received here in the past. This
oil leak is coming from near the oil filter. I replaced the oil pressure
sender but apparently that was not it. I understand this is a common
problem on this model but no ne say exactly what part, gasket, etc is
actually leaking. I want to fix this as soon as possible. The Grand
Marquis is a great car and despite these little annoying problems I
absolutely love it. Any help is appreciated as always.
You need the gasket that fits between the block and the oil filter adapter.
Since it also flows coolant through there, you will need to drain the coolant
before removing the three bolts holding it. Somewhat messy (oil and water
dripping down ) job, but not too bad. The gasket cost me ~$11 a few years ago.
Steve Walters wrote:
On Sun, 07 Dec 2003 07:58:46 -0600, Stan Kasperski
That gasket has recently been redsigned. I replaced one a
couple of months back. IIRC, it was around $17US incl tax
from Ford. The new one is a well designed metal reinforced
one the should not be a problem. The key to it - any many
other gaskets - is making sure the gasket surface is
absolutely clean and dry. Wear old clothes to repair.
On the oil filter adaptor there is a threaded plug that goes into the bottom
of the adaptor. It looks as though the oil is coming from there but the
plug is not loose. I realize, though, that the oil could just be collecting
there before it drips down. I want to fix this because the oil is really
making a mess of the bottom of the engine which is normally quite clean.
Given the observation that the oil is dripping from where that plug goes
into the filter adaptor, could it likely be the gasket that goes between the
adaptor and the block? If it just a gasket, I will gladly go to the Ford
dealer and get the correct and improved part. Like I said at the begining
of the thread, I really like this car. It is well worth the price of a
gasket and the effort to install.
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