High flow engine oil leak at start up...
Hi All...Went to start up my '02 E350 7.3L this morning for a short weekend trip and during warmup discovered a major oil flow. It happened somewhere within 3-5 minutes after starting the engine, while I was milling around getting things ready for the drive. Shut it down and inspected the underside, nothing visible. I pulled the doghouse and found oil still flowing across the valve cover, though the leak originates forward of the air manifold in the photo, beyond where I can see. Couldn't see anything from the hood side either. It does not appear that anything blew off, no splatter. About ten minutes after shutting down I could hear a faint burbling sound. Anyone know what happened?
The only recent work done was an oil and filters changes. It was on a 600+ mile trip to the desert after that. I did start it very briefly yesterday in order to back it into a parking space. No recent indicators on the dash beyond a random battery light flicker.