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Old April 22nd, 2007, 09:31 PM
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Engine Oil Pouring from engine

I jumped in my D90 this afternoon. Within a mile or so of my start, smoke was pouring from the engine hood. My oil light then went on. I pull over. I opened the hood. Oil everywhere-- literally everywhere, on everything including the inside top of the engine hood. Upon closer inspection however, it looked like the oil soaking was more severe on the right side-- the driverís side of the engine. I towed my D90 home. Now it's time to diagnose the problem. It's definitely a loss of engine oil. At least the dipstick says so. And the oil light says so. What are the likely causes of this severe oil leak/oil hole that cause me to lose most of my engine oil in the space of a mile or two of driving. Thanks.
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 09:38 PM
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Oil Cooler Lines, I'd bet quite a lot on it. You're quite lucky, in some cases it causes a fire that totally destroys the truck.

First thing to inspect are the two hoses coming from right next to the oil filter, going into the right side of the radiator.

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Old April 22nd, 2007, 09:42 PM
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Very lucky they blew before you heated it up.
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 09:52 PM
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Yep, very lucky. The good news is, if you did catch it that quick and shut it down fast enough, it's just a matter of new hoses, fill the oil, and all done.

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Old April 22nd, 2007, 10:21 PM
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 11:16 PM
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This issue, more than any other, is probably going to give you a headache if you do a search on it. You will dig up a huge pile of posts, with many solutions on what to do for upgrading/replacing/removing the hoses. Much good reading in there.

But if you have any other questions, don't worry about asking.

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Old April 23rd, 2007, 12:11 AM
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Has anyone come out with a good kit with stainless braided lines? I haven't been able to find a definitive answer. Right now I figure I'll hold out until Mike at ECR has his kit sorted out.

This post makes me a bit uneasy and want to find a solution as soon as possible...
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 12:22 AM
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I got mine from Rover Accessories. They look to be the same thing ECR is using. I`m pretty happy with them... or, at least as happy as you can really be with oil cooler lines. You know, I mean, my truck hasn`t caught fire yet.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 05:00 AM
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Iíll first check, with guarded optimism, the oil cooler lines. I was amazed at how fast the truck became engulfed in oil and smoke. Very unpleasant experience. My 9 year old, who took a ride with me reluctantly, because of missing seat belts in the jump seats (his mother has trained him well to be a seatbelt nazi) was spooked. Thank you resident, forum experts.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 08:29 AM
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I got mine from Rover Accessories. They look to be the same thing ECR is using. I`m pretty happy with them... or, at least as happy as you can really be with oil cooler lines. You know, I mean, my truck hasn`t caught fire yet.
As far as ordering is it just not listed on their site? Guess I'll give them a call later.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 09:53 AM
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As far as ordering is it just not listed on their site? Guess I'll give them a call later.
Yea I had to call them. They were a little pricey, but it`s something i`d rather not f- around with.
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Mind if I ask how much? Might be worth sourcing everything myself...
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 10:59 AM
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Another one... will LRNA ever take notice?
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 11:17 AM
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I thought the oil was on the driver's side of the motor. Are the cooler lines not on the pass/side on all D-90s?
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 01:04 PM
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Mind if I ask how much? Might be worth sourcing everything myself...
don`t remember, i just remember them being $$$. Give em a call.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 01:44 PM
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don`t remember, i just remember them being $$$. Give em a call.
Will do. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 03:07 PM
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Will do. Thanks for the heads up.
Hey Chris, before spending big $$ you might want to give US Hydraulics in Manchester a call, they'll rebulid your curent lines with stainless tubing for a pretty decent price, I seem to remember $75 a hose, so $150 a set.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 03:12 PM
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I'm surprised nobody here suggested to get a good fire extinguisher. First thing I did was that. Since my lines are still fairly new, I'll just sleeve them for now.

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Hey Chris, before spending big $$ you might want to give US Hydraulics in Manchester a call, they'll rebulid your curent lines with stainless tubing for a pretty decent price, I seem to remember $75 a hose, so $150 a set.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 07:13 PM
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Mike you're alive! And been busy with advice... Thanks for the tip off. I'll check them out. Anything to save a little money.
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