1999 Ford F350 Oil Pan Removal

Tiny
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1999 Ford F350 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic

Hi Guys,
I asked this question the other day about removing a pan on an F350. The engine is a 7.3 diesel. You also said something about wanting the VIN. The
8th character is a letter "F".

Further---- This is my son's truck. He's in Tx. I'm in
Hawaii. He was looking for info on how to. I spoke
also with some Ford friends of mine and they were
questioning whether it's actually the pan that's
leaking or some of the other myriads of stuff up
above on the back of the motor. So now he's looking at all of that stuff. I'll keep you posted.
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Thursday, December 4th, 2008 AT 11:18 PM

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Tiny
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OIL PAN
Removal
Manufacturer recommends removing engine for servicing oil pan. Remove engine. See ENGINE. Remove oil pan bolts. It may be necessary to cut silicone sealant on each side of oil pan. Pry upward on one side of oil pan to break seal on silicone sealant. Remove oil pan.
If necessary to remove oil pump pick-up tube, remove oil pump pick-up tube-to-front cover bolts. Remove oil pump pick-up tube support bracket nut at top of main bearing cap. Remove oil pump pick-up tube and gasket.
Installation
Using NEW gasket, install oil pump pick-up tube if removed. Install and tighten oil pump pick-up tube-to-front cover bolts and oil pump pick-up tube support bracket nut at top of main bearing cap to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS.
Apply a 1/8" (3.2 mm) bead of RTV sealant onto sealing surfaces on sides of oil pan with sealant located on inside of bolt holes. Apply a 1/4" (6.35 mm) bead of RTV sealant onto oil pan sealing surfaces at front and rear of oil pan.
Install oil pan using guide studs. Ensure all oil pan bolts are installed before tightening. To install remaining components, reverse removal procedure.

7.3L DIT - EXTERNAL OIL LEAK DIAGNOSIS
TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN
Reference Number(s): 03-21-45, Date of Issue: October 7, 2003
FORD:1994-1997 F SUPER DUTY; 1995-2003 E SERIES; 1999-2003 SUPER DUTY F SERIES; 2000-2003 EXCURSION
Superceded Bulletin(s): 02-20-4, Date of Issue: October 14, 2002
Related Ref Number(s): 02-20-4, 03-21-45
ARTICLE BEGINNING
DESCRIPTION
NOTE:Article 02-20-4 is being republished in its entirety as part of a consolidated 7.3L diagnostic aid booklet.

ENGINE - 7.3L - EXTERNAL OIL LEAK DIAGNOSIS FOR 7.3L DIT ENGINES
ISSUE
The valley in the top of the crankcase has a drain hole machined slightly to the right of center at the rear. Any leak in the "vee" of the engine could result in a drippage down the back of the engine. This leak could be perceived as an oil leak in the rear of the engine including, but not limited to, the rear main crankshaft seal and oil pan gasket.
ACTION
Most oil leaks occur at a seal. Oil flows downhill. Start looking for the leak at the top front of the engine and work toward the rear and then down the back of the block. The majority of suspected main seal leaks are actually oil flowing down the back of the block from the engine valley. The valley in the top of the crankcase has a drain hole machined slightly to the right of center at the rear. Any leak in the "V" of the engine could result in a drippage from the rear crankshaft seal area. The engine receives an ultraviolet leak detector dye in the initial factory oil fill to assist you in leak detection before the first oil change. A black light is required to illuminate the ultraviolet leak detector dye.
SERVICE INFORMATION
Oil leaks flow downhill. Start looking at the top for anything that leaks in the "V" of the drains to the back and down the rear of the engine.
Visually inspect plugs, fittings, and hose clamps for seepage.
There is no high-pressure oil at the head gasket. Replacement of the head gasket seal is not likely to repair a leak.
Check for loose connections and missing "O-ring" seals.
If a leak is suspected at the high-pressure pump, inspect the mounting gasket for imperfections in the seal bead. Replacing the high-pressure pump is not a suitable repair for an oil leak. Replace only the gasket. The gasket is torque sensitive. The correct torque is between 17-19 Lb-ft (23-26 N.M).
A slight film of oil and dust at the junction of the halves of the turbocharger is normal. It does not call for service action unless it is dripping.
A small amount of oil in the intake deposited by the positive crankcase ventilation system is normal.

7.3L DIESEL - OIL LEAK - TURBO PEDESTAL SEAL AT EXHAUST BACK PRESSURE ACTUATOR (EBP)
TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN
Reference Number(s): 04-20-2, Date of Issue: October 18, 2004
FORD:1998-2003 Econoline; 1999-2003 F-Super Duty; 2000-2003 Excursion
Superceded Bulletin(s): 03-21-51, Date of Issue: October 7, 2003
Related Ref Number(s): 03-14-10, 03-19-2, 03-21-51, 04-20-2
ARTICLE BEGINNING
DESCRIPTION
NOTE:This article supersedes TSB 03-21-51 to update the service part and procedure.

7.3L DIESEL - OIL LEAK - TURBO PEDESTAL SEAL AT EXHAUST BACK PRESSURE ACTUATOR (EBP) - 7.3L DIESEL
ISSUE
Some 7.3L Diesel Turbocharger Pedestals may leak oil around the Exhaust Backpressure Actuator (EBP). Oil seepage that shows evidence of dust collection is a normal acceptable condition and should not be repaired. Service ONLY leaks that visually show signs of dripping oil.
ACTION
Replace the Exhaust Back Pressure (EBP) Seal and the other pedestal seals. Refer to the following Service Procedure for details.

7.3L DIESEL DI - HIGH PRESSURE OIL PUMP LEAK
TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN
Reference Number(s): 04-4-4, Date of Issue: March 8, 2004
FORD:1998-2003 E SERIES; 1999-2003 SUPER DUTY F SERIES; 2000-2003 EXCURSION, F-650, F-750
Superceded Bulletin(s): 03-21-50, Date of Issue: October 7, 2003, 03-17-1, Date of Issue: September 1, 2003
Related Ref Number(s): 03-17-1, 03-21-50, 04-4-4
ARTICLE BEGINNING
DESCRIPTION
NOTE:This article supersedes TSB 03-21-50 to update the service procedure and illustration.

ENGINE - 7.3L DIESEL DI - HIGH PRESSURE OIL PUMP LEAK
ISSUE
Some 1998-2003 E-Series, 1999-2003 Super Duty, 2000-2003 Excursion, and 2000-2003 F650/750 vehicles equipped with a 7.3L Diesel engine may exhibit an oil leak at the high pressure oil pump outlet fittings and/or end plug (see Fig. 1 ). The leak may appear to be a rear main crankshaft seal, oil pan gasket, or other engine oil leak due to the drain hole machined in the crankcase valley which allows any oil in the valley to run down the back of the engine.
ACTION
High pressure oil pump leaks at the outlet fittings and/or end plug can be serviced without removing the pump assembly. Replace the O-rings on the fittings and the end plug using Kit 2C3Z-9G804-AA. All three (3) O-rings should be replaced. Apply liquid thread sealer (included in the kit) prior to reinstallation. Refer to the following Service Procedure for details.

7.3L OR 6.0L - OIL PAN CORROSION
TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN
Reference Number(s): 05-20-3, Date of Issue: October 17, 2005
FORD: :1999-2006 E-Series, F-Super Duty; 2000-2005 Excursion; 2000-2006 F-650, F-750
Superceded Bulletin(s): 03-21-46, Date of Issue: October 6, 2003
Related Ref Number(s): 02-20-5, 03-21-46, 05-20-3
ARTICLE BEGINNING
DESCRIPTION
OIL PAN CORROSION - 7.3L OR 6.0L
ISSUE
NOTE:This article supersedes TSB 03-21-46 to update the affected engines and vehicle model years.

Some vehicles equipped with the 7.3L or 6.0L Diesel Engine may exhibit engine oil pan corrosion when operated in high salt content/corrosive environments. If the customer is concerned with this cosmetic issue, the following procedure may be used to resolve the condition.
ACTION
Inspect the oil pan. If corrosion is detected use Motorcraft High Temp Anti-Corrosion Coating, Part Number PM-13-A, to service. Refer to the following Service Procedure for details.
SERVICE PROCEDURE
Clean the oil pan off with a solvent to remove any dirt and oil. Using a 3" angle grinder with a 36 grit disc, grind off all loose corrosion. Blow off with air. Wash the pan with soap and water and let dry. Brush the anti-corrosion coating on the oil pan. Allow coating to dry fully before operating the vehicle.
PARTS INFORMATION
PARTS INFORMATION
Part NumberPart Name
PM-13-AMotorcraft High Temp Anti-Corrosion Coating

WARRANTY INFORMATION
WARRANTY STATUS: Information Only - Not Warrantable.
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