Engine Mechanical problem
2001 Ford F150 V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 159000 miles
2001 Ford F150 Lariat 2WD 5.4L V8
Twice now I have completely lost engine oil pressure. Two days ago on the way to work, I had just left the house and barely got down the road when I noticed my engine oil pressure gauge was all the way down and the oil light was illuminated on the dash. I quickly pulled off the road and shut off the engine. Upon looking underneath the car I noticed oil dripping from the area indicated on the picture. However, upon restarting the engine, the pressure gauge returned to normal and the oil light was off. I drove to work, and later that day back home & around town without a problem.
This morning when I started my truck I immediately noticed that I had no oil pressure and the oil light was on. I stopped and restarted the truck a couple more times and nothing changed. This time there was no dripping from the pictured area. I decided to carpool to work.
When I came home and went to check out the truck I started it and found nothing to be wrong. Pressure was normal, but there was a small amount of dripping from the same spot.
The oil was just replaced 1k miles ago. The oil on the dip stick is almost at the max level. I checked the drain plug and filter and saw no evidence of leaking. I am guessing all this is due to the leak, but I am dumbfounded by the leaks location.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 AT 7:59 PM