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Location: Tehachapi, CA
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For me, if the truck does not have an intercooler, I would rather have the CCV in the stock configuration. Some folks will use a catch can on the CCV to catch oil as it builds from the fumes and occasionally empty it. The smell just kind of goes with the territory there.
Oil spitting from the dipstick tube would not be a good thing and I would imagine that your blowby is considerable. Try placing the oil fill cap upside down over its hole and see if it blows off (it should not).
For #3 and #7, check the voltage drop across the glowplug relay (to the passenger side and in front of the fuel filter bowl). Place the DVOM leads across the relay's large terminals when the GPR is active (up to about 1.5 minutes after the key is turned to Wait-to-Start). A reading of 0.3V or more and the relay is bad. I like the Stancor 586-902 as a replacement. On the factory relays, the contacts are supposed to rotate slightly each cycle to "wear" the contact evenly. If you end up on a bad spot it doesn't start too well, good spot it starts great.
For the tranny, I found that running 4 quarts (through the shifter hole opening) of RedLine MTL helped with the bad synchros.
Oil from the pedestal area could be from the Exhaust Back Pressure Valve (EBPV) actuator rod or it could be from the pedestal O-rings (2 O-rings on both the turbo-to-pedestal side and on the pedestal-to-block side). You can get a kit to rebuild the actuator or as many have done, gut the valve and plug the rod hole (or modify the original/purchase a non-EBPV pedestal).
Powersteering problem is interesting. Make sure that you didn't block any of the port when sealing it. You might consider new hoses and it should "bleed" by itself provided there's enough fluid in the system.
1997 F250 SC 4x4, E4OD, 4.10 LS, Basically Stock, Relocated Block Heater Plug, External Trans Filter, Tru-Cool Max, I/C Mounted but not Plumbed
SOLD - 1994 F350 CC DRW 2WD PSD, 5 Speed, 4.10 LS, SBC Con-O, Baldwin Filter, Tymar HPX Hose, DPPI DP, Bilsteins, $12 AIC, Coolant Filter, Explorer Overhead Console, A-Pillar w/ISSPRO Black Ice, EV Boost, and EV Pyro, Modified Pedestal, Gutted EBPV.