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Looking for some advice on 1995 F250
Gentleman, I am in the process of buying another older truck to use around the farm and stuff so I don't have to mud up my 2002 crew cab daily driver pulling cattle trailers through mud, etc.
I went and looked at a 1995 ECLB today that is pretty much what I am looking for just had a few concerns about the truck and looking for some advice from you guys that know more than me.
Problem 1. Real bad oil leak looks like right in the area where the dipstick meets the oil pan. I climbed up under it and it looks like the guy has gloved it up with JB weld and it is still leaking. I don't know if I can get that crap off of there and get some high temp silicone or something on it to fix it. I'm obviously not going to pay 2 grand to have a new oil pan installed. Have any of you guys encountered similar troubles with dipsticks leaking and how have you fixed it? I'm not gonna let it continue to leak like that and destroy the driveway and kill the grass, etc.
Problem 2. The truck has a real bad shimmy in the front end when it gets up to about 30 mph and then quits again at about 40-45 mph. It could be a bad tire, but what other front end issues could cause that type of vibration? It didn't appear as though the u-joints in the driveshaft were wore out or anything and the toe-in was pretty good on the truck so I don't think that it is ball joints or anything.
It is all stock set-up and it has 184k on the clock. Truck was in good shape overall with no rust on it. So would the oilpan/dipstick thing scare you much?
One last thing that i noticed too, there was kind of a ball bearing type sound while the truck was at idle but when you pressed the accelerator or when you were driving it stopped. I at first thought chatter in the turbo, but figured that would get worse as it throttled up. Any advice y'all could give would be great.