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Question Am I missing something?...See Pic

Truck: 1997 F250, All Stock

Background: This truck is new to me. I got it about a month ago. Had a mechanic check it over before the purchase. He identified several minor issues, but overall OK. This is my first diesel and first PSD.

Problem: There appears to be a cap or something missing on the passenger side of the engine. It looks like it might be the oil cap, but I don't know. Does anyone know if there is something that should be in this spot, highlighted in red?

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You're missing the top of the oil fill cap. The internal ratchet fails and then Mechanics pop the top off to get the cap off.

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Am I missing something?...See Pic

That is where or oil full cap is it looks like the threaded part is still in valve cover but the rest is gone


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Thats your oil fill cap

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I suspected it might be the oil cap based on placement. Maybe I'll replace it with a shiny one! Do you have any suggestions?

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Checked the chrome shop at your local vato zone lol

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They probably are pretty reasonable through the dealer if they are available, I would think they would be.

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97' F-250HD. ECLB. 66,000 miles. 7.3. E40D. 6637 Filter. 5" Exhaust. Deleted EBPV. CCV mod. 45 gal. Transferflow Rear Tank. Stock for now. Dana 60 in the works.
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