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Question about some problems in a 7.3 Im looking at buying
I went and looked at a 2002 F250 with the 7.3 with 160,XXX miles on it today and planned on driving it home but it has a couple of problems. while going over the truck while it was dead cold i noticed a small oil leak coming from somewhere above the oil pan, I popped the hood and there wasn't any place on top of the motor where I could see oil leaking. So I then started the truck up, it turned over fine and ran nice and smooth, as the truck was sitting there running I walked around it listening to it, I checked the transmission fluid and it looked and smelled fine. I then noticed some white smoke coming from the exhaust pipe, I then got in the truck and gave it some gas, as I stepped on it, it blew a lot of white smoke out, I then drove it and the smae thing, it blew out white smoke for the most part of the test drive, it also seemed to be lacking some power as I was driving it. When I got back to the dealership I popped the hood and took the oil fill cap off and it had alot of blowby, there was quiet a bit of pressure as I was unscrewing the cap and if I turned the cap loose the blowby was trying to push the cap up. Other than this the truck rode great and ran great, no miss or skip in the motor.
The truck has a Cold air intake, an edge programmer a shift kit for the transmission, a deep aluminum transmission pan, and an extra transmission cooler, as well as a 5" exhaust pipe. From what I have read and researched, it is sounding like the white smoke may be coming from a turbo that is coming out which I think would also explain the lack of power, as far as the oil leak and the blowby, I dont really know, I guess it could be a blown head gasket or intake gasket.
Anybody have similar problems or any advice on what may be wrong with the truck.