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Got my truck today!

Meet the shipper in Terrell, Tx and picked her up. She was everything I thought she would be. Its really amazing to see how much trucks built these days are so "car like" and how my 2000 Ford is a "truck".

Anyway, got a little oil leak around the pan. I will inspect more closely in the morning. Hoping its the oil pan gasket instead of rear main seal.

The only other thing is when starting in 1st I hear a small "rattle" from just under the shifter. Don't hear it when starting off in L.

Any other things I should pay close attention to?

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how about some pics!!
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2000 so its a 7.3? Sorry mobile doesn't show sigs and your profile didn't state.

Where in Texas are ya? Houston area here!

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Here are pics as requested. One where she was on the truck and the next she is at home.

I live just south of Fort Worth. I am really happy; the truck is in great shape even with 109K on the odometer.
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Anyway, got a little oil leak around the pan. I will inspect more closely in the morning. Hoping its the oil pan gasket instead of rear main seal.
Don't jump to conclusions neither of those are as likely as a bunch of other stuff...

Here's an interesting video, BUT I have to warn you about this guy,,,, he makes Great Videos, that Does NOT make him infallible though. He's got some really GOOFY theories (not about this though) So, don't take him as your Guru, as many do Confirm his advice on anything else he says

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His video on the leaking hpop is pretty good. It narrowed down my leak which I thought to be a rear main. Turns out I was wrong...now if the 5 inches of rain we're getting would stop....I finally have time to poke around!

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If you're talking about the ' gear rolling ' sound, it's normal for a ZF6.

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Well, I was driving it around all weekend getting familiar with her and this morning on the way to work the "Service Engine Soon" light came on. However, since my oil pressure was up and my temps were good I just came on in. I have a diesel service place near me that I am going to go by and have them put the reader on it to see whats going on.

Also have some vibration at highway speeds. When that happened to me in my Duramax it was due to a front hub going out.

Also, thanks for the link to that video. From what I can tell that leak may indeed be coming from that intake valley and running down the back of the engine. However it appears to be a very slow leak. Still gonna clean everything up with some brake cleaner and watch it.
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If your truck is 4WD, that front hub noise & vibration you hear may actually be just the needle bearings and is an inexpensive fix. The test for that is to Lock the front hubs IN (you don't need to be in 4WD) and see if the noise stops. Then, unlock one side or the other to tell which one has the problem (the needles don't turn when the hub is locked so you eliminate the noise)
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