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Old 12-26-2009, 02:31 PM   #1
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New leak #2 81 Excella 280 TD

I have oil dripping from what I believe is the crankcase breather hose on the bottom left side (street side) of the 6bd1t turbo diesel. I never noticed it doing this before. It is not very much but I hate leaving spots in the road (at least in front of our house ). Any ideas on what causes this? It was sitting for a while and when it was run it was not really driven. The oil pressure did seem higher then the last time I had done any Interstate driving but I attributed that to the cooler weather. It was mid August in AZ on my previous drive. Cause for concern?

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Old 12-26-2009, 03:06 PM   #2
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How many miles are on the engine? I'd be thinking turbo or hydraulic hose leaking, check your power steering fluid and oil.
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Mike,
Good question. I was just going over the previous owners maintenance records and I'm going to guess over 120K on this engine. Maybe a lot more. The speedo was replaced at ~138K miles. The original engine was replaced with a 6bd1t from Isuzu.
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You should not have blow by; check those other hoses and come out to Ajo for a visit.
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Everything checks out OK. The engine is an 89. Tag is stamped 9/89. We have been discussing coming down to Ajo for a visit. If we get everything sorted out it would be after the 4CU New Years rally at Picacho Peak.
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