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Old 01-18-2012, 05:27 PM
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What do you think of this oil pan rust/oil seepage

Hello all.

I found a 1999 F250 that I was thinking about buying. It is from my dad's company, and I havent seen it in person yet, but the word was that the company mechanic thought the oil pan was needing to be replaced. The truck has 150k miles on it, and has never been used in plow duty.

Can yall check these pictures and tell me what you think of the shape of the undercarriage/oil pan? Do you think that amount of rust is going to be worrisome in the near future, and is there anything I can do to stop it, or do I need a pan swap right away?

Also - is it possible to tell from the VIN whether it's early 99 or late 99?




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Old 01-18-2012, 06:02 PM
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i dont think thats a oil pan leak, that truck is really clean under there.. it looks like something coming from the top of the engine.
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i dont think thats a oil pan leak, that truck is really clean under there.. it looks like something coming from the top of the engine.

As far as the rust goes on the pan.. My .02 I would deffently keep an eye on that, from the picture looks a little more than just surface rust.
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The company mechanic needs a new profession
What's the build date on the door tag? That'll tell you late or E99. As well as some differences in the engine components.
The rust does look kinda far along.
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:52 PM
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What actually causes that anyway? Paint getting chipped off from road debris hitting it? It does seem like they hang down kinda low. ANy idea on what it might cost to get an oil pan replaced? If I get it, I was planning on working that into the negotiation
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What causes what? Rust?
You have to pull the engine and flip it to do an oil pan. I bet there's an oil leak topside. Common on these.
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:34 AM
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Did you crawl under my truck and take a picture? I ask because that looks exactly like mine! I'm going to "de-scale" my pan this spring and seal it so the damage doesn't go any farther. Also look at the dipstick tube because mine is pretty rusty.

Like 700xxmaniac and jesilvas mentioned, I bet the leak is from the top. Mine is leaking from somewhere in the valley. At this point I'm not really worried about it since the leaking oil is acting like a rust inhibitor on the pan!
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The truck itself looks fairly clean underneath, that oil is probably from pedistal o rings or something up top. When I bought mine it had a little surface rust on it that I wired brushed and then sealed the pan with por15. I've seen a lot worse, you should be fine.

What is the build date on the vin sticker?

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Old 01-19-2012, 04:00 AM
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I am going to try to check it out Sunday, so I'll be able to see the build date. What is the cutoff for early vs late 99s? They are asking 8k for the truck. It's got 150k miles on it, the paint is in decent shape but its got some company stickers on it. I think it's had some front end suspension work, but I'm not 100% sure on that. I was thinking of offering 7 on the premise that it might have to have something done about this oil pan, the stickers removed, and that the transmission hasnt been serviced as far as I know.
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The e99 ends in 12/98 and late 1/99 starts in 99 (by the date code), BUT the suspension ( u-bolts, rotors and hubs) didn't change untill 3/99 i believe.


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