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Old 07-11-2013, 01:46 PM
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Question 1995 F250 blow by

I have a 1995 F250 4x4 7.3 supercab I just bought it and it appears to have a good bit of blow by at 117,000 miles and has a oil leak at the dipstick flange which I am just going to put some epoxy on. I don't know if the blow by is just because the engine is still being broken in or if I am going to need new rings, also seems like I have a glow plug going out or a harness problem because when I start my truck up it misses a little on one cylinder and smokes a bit until it warms up then it completely goes away. I have the chance to trade for a 99 F350 crew cab 4x4 Dually with 317,000 miles that has little to almost no blow by starts up perfect and runs amazing, I have worked on it a few times being that it is my friends grandfathers and he needs a smaller truck that burns a little less diesel that will pull up to a 10,000 pound trailer in summer and my truck seems to be perfect for what he needs, just don't know what I should do I know my truck is going to run for many years to come regardless of the blow by, the miles on the F350 scare me a bit but I know the engine is fine just the rest of the truck that scares me. Any advice on what I should do is greatly appreciated thank you!
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:31 PM
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117k miles, might be a good time to do injector o-rings and cups/glow plugs, hows the coolant look/what color is it?

best bet honestly, is do a compression test on all 8 cylinders on both, yours and the 317k miles one, and see what cylinder(or cylinders) are the low ones on compression ant take it from there, it will give you and idea where to look on yours and idea on the condition of the 99s engine if you decide to trade

might get more responses in the obs 7.3 thread,
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:16 AM
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I moved this because you posted it in the wrong section. This is where stuff for your year truck belongs.
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:39 AM
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I would keep the one at 117k honestly, your smoke issue is need of glow plugs Kause they all smoke
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