I'm new to all this, and just watched a clip on pulling injectors and T40 bit. I can only offer moral support and feel your pain.
Thanks for the support haha.
So a quick update tonight for anyone that takes interest and can help me out. I think I've id'd what the pan mixup is. I've attached a couple more pictures of mine, along with pictures of the f250,f350,450, and EX pan, as well as a picture of the van pan. Looks like the PO put a van pan on the truck which is causing my headache of removing it. Check it out below and give me your opinion on it.
As far as locating the torx I've ran a piece of wire down the oil galley and knocked nothing loose. I also put a funnel down the galley back there and dumped about 3/4 gallon of used oil to see if I could hear anything come loose. Nothing still in the pan, I fished around down inside. Tomorrow after work I'm going to try and put an air gun down there and see if I can blow anything out or at least hear something rattle around. From there I see two options really.
1. cut the back part of the pan on the truck and pick up the correct pan. Pull down the upper pan and get a clear look at the whole passageway. I like this option because of being able to see everything and not having a shoddy job with shimmed motor mounts. I really could strangle the PO.
2. This option I'm hesitant to do, because I will forever expect imminent failure, but if I hear nothing rattle around when I put the air gun to it I could seal it up like it is, reshim the motor mounts and leave it there until after the trip next weekend. I'd have to make sure my good sam club roadside assistance is paid and be mentally prepared for a catastrophic event.
Obviously I'd rather do option one, and I'm sure that's the advice I will get, but it's going to be a bear to do all of this before Saturday AM if I cut and paste another pan, especially if I get this van pan down and dont find the dang torx bit.
Anyway advice would be appreciated, see the attached pictures.