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First post new truck,looking for some thoughts
Okay so just purchased a 1988 4x2 idi with a zf5,the truck has 96k original miles one owner before me. Spent all day yesterday removing the p.o. scary wiring for trails brakes lights cb radio and air horn that none of wich worked.
Now that that's buttoned up moving on tok new problems passenger side valve cover gasket is gone should i use mahle or fel-pro is fine? Also the e-brake barely works I'd I put it in first and let the clutch out a bit pulse right through it , cable seems tight any thoughts?
Next is oil pan is a little crusty any suggestions on how to carefully attack that without making new leaks.
Last thing that I can think of is oil change, no idea what he had in it for oil at all ,I. Still own a 97 powerstroke I've had for a few years wich is for sale now ,anyway I always put 5w40 synthetic rottella in it never had any issues I live in mass btw. People seem scared of synthetic and even 5w40 it seems I've been told 10w30 would also be fine. Question is am I alright using my normal 5w40 t6 I still have 2-3gallons i wouldn't have to buy if so.
Sorry for the really long post just wanted to try to get it all in. Thank you so much for any help. Any question I'll be happy to ask