Common Engine Oil Leak Spots?

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  1. Ballistic

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    Not too long ago i fixed my transmission leak, now i noticed Engine Oil spots.

    Before i call a friend to use his lift and try and find the leak are there any common areas on our engines that likes to leak?
     
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    Rear crank seal and front cover seal.
     
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    Rear main seal and I've had a few from my oil pan
     
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    I feel like its coming somewhere in the front but never know..

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    Oh heck....I know where the oil leak is! Its very common too. Its that darn oil filter housing....p.o.s. Its notorious for leaks. My suggestion, swap that housing out for the normal filter/water neck. It has to be from a mustang and not from just a 4.6l. The mustang water neck is correctly angled to the proper location.

    The filter housing you have is serviceable, but im not 100% if premade gaskets are still made. Those housings were specific to 96Gt and Cobra's. Im thinking cobra got them for a couple of years. Im not even sure what its technical name is. Someone will post back, im sure. Common problem!
     
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    What do you mean by a normal one, like what year would i be looking for? Mines a 97GT.
     
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    Normal like Ford did away with the oil cooler filter housing after a few years. Ill grab a pic of one to show you.
     
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    Normal on left, oil cooler on right
     
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    Got it cleaned and drove it to work, cant seem to find the leak yet will have to keep checking on it



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    We think its Part Number: 6L621 Adapter Gasket, doesn't seem to be coming from the Engine Oil Filter Adapter Gasket Part Number: 6840



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    Drove it home for lunch and finally saw some oil on it..

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    Sweet! Now get that thing fixed!