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Old 05-06-2007, 07:01 PM
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Hey guys my name's payton, I just picked up my 1995 xcab longbox powerstroke 250. It has 120k on it. Thought I'd join up here to share some of the wisdom you guys have. Im in SLC, UT.

So, I have some knowledge of powerstrokes, my family has owned a 2000 7.3L and a 2005 6.0L. Other than basic maintenance and knowing what these engines should sound and feel like I am kinda limited in what I know about the powerstroke specifically. I have a fairly good idea of working mechanics of a vehicle.

My question regards my new 95. This truck sounds good, pulls strong, runs free of excessive exhaust waste and has as best as i can tell a mechanically sound engine and transmission. Smooth shifts and gear engagement. The flaws that I have found is semi-thick residue build up in the oil pan-transmission area. I do not see any major leaks albeit one drop of what may be tranny oil. I do have a fuel leak though that I believe to be related to my rear fuel tank. I noticed a small trail of fuel after I had backed my trailer into my garage today, with a small drip from what could be the fuel lines.

My question is to see if anyone has any hypothesis concerning my problem, and furthermore, what may be a good plan of action to correct these problems. My guess is that seals/gaskets are wearing out as im hitting the 12 yr 120k mark. Last what are some good methods of finding a good diesel mechanic and what should I ask for?

Sorry for the long winded post, and thanks for any replies. Im happy to be part of this forum!
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Old 05-06-2007, 07:03 PM
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Welcome to the org. 120k you just got it broke in. Enjoy the site
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Old 05-06-2007, 07:05 PM
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Welcome to powerstroke.org Check the valley of the motor and see if you have any oil laying up there. It could be your leaking oil from the turbo pedestal or ebpv actuator arm. If you have oil in the valley its working its way down by the trans and oil pan. Not sure of any good mechanics in your area, but Im sure someone will be able to help you.
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I just looked to see if there was any moisture on the intake manifold area(as specified in the problem areas for 94-99 trucks). I have what looks to be a small puddle. This may be indicating faulty injector seals?
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Ok. It is definately diesel trapped in this area...explaining the leak(which was only leaking out of the bottom as I bounced around driving)...Not while the motor ran in place. Im guessing this indicates something injector related?
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So your saying you have diesel in the valley of the motor? Could also be your fuel filter bowl leaking?
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Yes it is most certainly diesel in the valley...I swabbed it with some paper towels. Fuel filter bowl? Is that right in front of my turbo...round cylinder thing?
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