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96 with excessive blowby and oil consumption
This is in regards to my daughter's 96 7.3 powerstroke. We were talking today and she was telling me that she is having to add anywhere between a half to a gallon of oil every couple of weeks and that when she removes the oil fill cap with the truck running, she is getting quite a bit of blowby coming from the fill cap.
I have already fixed her HPOP which was leaking and the other day one of her friends was trying to tell her that the turbo pedestal was leaking but last night when I changed the oil on her truck, I did not see any oil leaking and didn't see any oil in the intake manifold valleys in the rear valley. She does have a slight fuel leak on the fuel pump, coming from what I believe to be the fuel pump weep hole, if there is such an animal on that fuel pump, and I am sure what this kid is thinking is an oil leak is actually diesel that he is seeing because there is a very, very slight drip off of the flywheel dust cover.
This pickup is chipped, but what I am thinking is the cause of her oil consumption and excessive blowby is that the gaskets on the injectors are leaking by. Can someone please confirm that feeling or steer me towards what could be the possible issues that could cause excessive blowby and oil consumption. The pickup runs very strong and has about 225,000 miles on it.
Also, if it is the injectors that are leaking by and needs new gaskets, where is the cheapest place to order the best gaskets for this application and do I need any special tools to remove the injectors? Also, when I remove the valve covers, does this truck have reusable O rings like my 99 or do I need to replace the gasket every time I remove the covers?