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Any reason for concern?
First of all, I'm new to this site and new to the world of diesel ownership. I basically don't know enough to know what I don't know.
I recently bought a 2001 F250 2WD with Automatic tran. for the purpose of towing a bumper-tow camper than my 2005 1/2 Ton Chevy couldn't handle. It has 120K miles on it. The guy who had it before me claimed to be really particular about the engine maintenance. It runs well, though it seems sluggish to me and my Chevy would definitely beat it "off the line".
I think I attached three photos to this. The first one is a pic of my turbo fan. It doesn't look too bad to me. Do any of you see any issues there?
One thing I found odd is that the air-intake hose from the factory air-intake had some oil in it. The guy I bought the truck from said he always used a standard FRAM air filter. I see that there is a hose that connects this to the valve cover and I guess that is where this came from (?). Is seeing some oil here normal?
The second picture is the hose coming from the intercooler. Are these typically this nasty looking? Sure this thing has 120K miles and I wasn't expecting to eat dinner off of it, but does this indicate anything I need to be aware of?
The last picture is the front of the turbo. It looked similar to the tube in the second picture. I just thought to take pictures after I wiped it all off. Is it normal to find grime in these places? Also, is the big hose clamp here the factory hose clamp? It looks kind of shadetree to me.