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Old 08-15-2012, 05:56 PM
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I bought my 2012 mustang GT a few months back (used) with 10k miles. Now i've got an oil leak. Could someone tell me what the bottom right plug is here? I am assuming it is sending unit because is has wires going out of it. It that case, im not sure why it would be leaking oil. How would i remove or tighten it? Im just trying to see if its an easy fix so i dont have to goto the dealership. Thanks in advance
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Never mind, just figured out that that is where i spilled oil when i filled the oil last... now just gotta find out why its burning oil

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How much are you burning?
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:55 PM
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If you're not consuming too much oil between oil changes (<1 qt.), try installing a oil-separator to reclaim some of the oil that is being pulled through the PCV lines. I do 6,000 mile intervals with Castrol 5w20 Full-Synthetic (Titanium) and Mobil1 filter and consume ~1/2 qt.

Oil separator is on my list...
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I had to add 1.5 qts after 10k when i changed my filter (5k on the oil), bout 1/4-1/2 quart went into the filter. FYI those plugs are the cam position sensors. How many miles are on it?
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Am I the only one that questions why ford puts 8 quarts of oil in a 5.0L v8? For Christ's sake, a 8.0L v10 dodge viper only holds 8 quarts. What am I missing?
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It acts as a heat sink, the oil absorbs heat and then has enough time to cool down, respectively, while its in the pan. Less oil and the oil temps would be higher.
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That plug is part of the the VCT wiring, BTW.
You dont actually 'remove' or 'tighten' them.
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