Salt Lake NEWB w/ questions
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!