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Oil leak please help 2015 ram 2500

Hi I'm new to this forum I am currently having a issue with my truck it's a 2015 ram 2500 with 21,000 miles on it . I'm leaking oil on the front main seal and it looks like the rear main seal is leaking too? Truck sits a lot I bought it brand new it is deleted has efi live with trans tun still has egr stuff still on in engine bay just unplugged . I'm just curious if I am the only one that has had this problem at so low miles . Thank you .

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I'm going to say that if you're not getting drips on the driveway, you don't have a problem. My 04 always looked like that and never lost a drop of oil on the dipstick, just some seepage. On the rear, it actually looks like the assembly lube, although it seems to show up a bit earlier than your mileage. Maybe you're just now noticing it?

I'm still voting no issue though.

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no drips in drive way but ive cleaned it off multiple times and keeps coming back. i think im going to take it in and see what they say about it . it is dripping thoe because all under my truck there is oil on the exhaust and stuff the front main seal isnt that bad but it does have some seepage . but right there by the rear main seal near back of oil pan is where i can see some oil idk see what dealer has to say . just needed some opinions before i turned it all back to stock so i dont get warranty voided ...
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no drips in drive way but ive cleaned it off multiple times and keeps coming back. i think im going to take it in and see what they say about it . it is dripping thoe because all under my truck there is oil on the exhaust and stuff the front main seal isnt that bad but it does have some seepage . but right there by the rear main seal near back of oil pan is where i can see some oil idk see what dealer has to say . just needed some opinions before i turned it all back to stock so i dont get warranty voided ...
They can still tell the truck was deleted as the ECM had been unlocked. Some dealers will ignore it, some will send you packing and flag your VIN. Hopefully you get some answers. My 2016 had some oil in the same area at around 8k miles. Took it in and it was eventually diagnosed as a faulty oil pan gasket although they did replace the rear main as well.

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You'd think that being deleted would be a non-issue as there's no way an emissions delete would cause an oil leak, but stranger things have happened - especially if your dealer is a huge stickler. Have you had to take it in to the dealer for anything else before? Do they seem like they'd give you grief?

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You'd think that being deleted would be a non-issue as there's no way an emissions delete would cause an oil leak, but stranger things have happened - especially if your dealer is a huge stickler. Have you had to take it in to the dealer for anything else before? Do they seem like they'd give you grief?


Yes it's bluebonnet dodge in new braunfels Texas . I have had taken my truck there right when I bought it because it was leaning to one side 1.75 inches and you could see it they ended up opening a case about it and kept telling me it was normal that it leans that much and ended up getting 3 years of free oil changes . I leveled the truck and it wasn't leaning after . I'm talking to my tuning guy and I'm headed over there today to return stock tune on it just in case I know they can still see that it has been deleted in the computer but I have a buddy that works there he said as long as the truck looks like everything is stock your ok.
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Mine has the same thing at 33K. No drips and I am not going to worry about it till it drips. I really don't need to think about stuff that hasn't happened yet.
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Assembly lube/swamp gas/weather balloon.

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You'd think that being deleted would be a non-issue as there's no way an emissions delete would cause an oil leak, but stranger things have happened - especially if your dealer is a huge stickler. Have you had to take it in to the dealer for anything else before? Do they seem like they'd give you grief?
The issue is you could have deleted it and tuned it to have a lot more horsepower then it came from the factory. Now I would say that would have nothing to do with an oil pan gasket but could be blamed by a dealer on the other seals leaking.

Hopefully you have a good dealer and they fix it like they should. Eventually it will be dripping in the drive way unless you get under there and clean it all the time.

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I'll share my experience. So I've been chasing what I thought was a rear main leak for about 6 years. I figured I'd start by dropping the oil pan and re-sealing it, which I did. That did not help. This year clutch was replaced. The rear main in there had a tiny leak, not enough to drip. Replaced rear main. The leak is still there. Finally have traced it down to the front crank seal/timing cover. (I hope). The way the oil runs will make it look like it's from the back. Since it's been doing it the last 6 years, it's coated the bottom of the pan, and finally the clearcoat is all coming off. Once I replace the two things in the front I'll be re painting the pan on the truck. But back to how the oil leak is running...it's actually running between the block and the oil pan, right on the outside of the rtv/oil pan gasket. But since it's in that "sandwich" area, it really doesn't get on much except some bolt heads on the driver's side (and bottom of the pan). Here is where the leak ends up, giving the appearance of something coming from the back end when it's really originating from the front. It's been 6 years with this leak, and it hardly drips at all in the driveway, but over the last 10k miles, I'll lose about a quart and a half
NExt couple weekend I'll be pulling the timing cover.


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https://www.cumminsforum.com/forum#/t...2108161?page=1

Try this link or search rear main seal. There are a number of people with the problem. Mine ended up being the oil pan gasket. Some have been rear main seal, some have been front main, and some up top in the engine. Good luck finding it!
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Bluebonnet in New Braunfels is a great dealership. You should not have a problem getting it fixed. The only issue i have with their service department is that there is literally no room to park or move. Heard of customers vehicles getting backed into also. Last time i was there the service guy saw all my gun magazines in the door. They were all full but i had removed all the guns and cash and such before heading over. Pulled me aside and made me unload all ammo before it went back. They sell a ton of diesels there and have some of the best diesel mechanics in the area. Good luck.

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