Mechanics

TRUCK W/SNOW PLOW QUESTION

Ford F-250

I have a 99 F250 SD with a Western Pro. I was heading the road today when my temperature gauge spiked and my check oil light came on. I pulled over and looked under the hood and sat still for about 5 minutes then headed home. On the way back the temperature started to rise but didn't spike. When I came to stop lights and when I returned home I notice a oil burning smell. I look underneath and noticed oil leaking barely on the exhaust. It looked like it was coming from either the front of the tranny pan or the back of the oil pan. Oh yeah, I was driving with my plow on.

Did the extra weight/load help blow a gasket in either pan or did something worse happen?

I hope you can get back with me soon, I will be plowing later tonight and tomorrow morning.

Thank you.
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Ndwhite
February 12, 2007.




I really don't think the plow had anything to do with it. The oil leak is either, the oil pan gasket, trans pan gasket or worse case, rear main seal. Just check the oil level and make sure it's full. I would keep an eye on the temp though, check the coolant too. It's possible the thermostat could be sticking. Hope the info helps. Good luck tonight.

Tiny
Bootdog
Feb 12, 2007.


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