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HELP! Have 2 stupid questions!
Sorry this is going to be long but please read and give me some input PLEASE!
I have a 1995 F-350 with 290-k miles, the truck runs and drives really good for the high miles. I sold this truck 2 weeks ago at a local auction then had to buy it back. The auction did a post sale inspection on the truck and faled it because they said it had a bad "injector pump" (which anyone who knows powerstrokes should know they do not have one) so they let the buyer out. I resold it last week at the same auction again offering a drive on the truck. This time they buyer just arb'ed because it had an oil leak, so the auction called and told me the truck had been turned down becasue of an oil leak and the turbo is not working. After thinking about this over the weekend, I remembered 2 weeks before when the auction did the post sale inspecton NOTHING was said about the non working turbo..... guess they missed something or the mechanic does not know what he is talking about?
I picked the truck up today, parked it on dry clean surface and let it run for 20 mins and found one small leak around the front seal and around the dip stick tube (both about the size of a penny).
So my questions are:
1) On a truck with 290-k miles should it have any oil leaks, if so to what extent would be normal?
2) How can you tell if the turbo is working or not?
Please feel free to state what you really think about the people who checked the truck!