Hi all - sorry for the newbie question, but:
I just bought this truck as a second vehicle, body not too bad and only 139,000 k on it - but it hasn't been driven or too well maintained in the past couple of years...
Got all the obvious things done, fluids changed etc, new muffler, replaced front bearings (there was a lot of slop) - but there's a killer oil leak that's preventing me from even parking the thing on my own driveway - mechanic says it's the sump gasket and rocker gaskets, and from what I can see he's probably right - haven't looked at what doing the rocker covers involves, but am wondering if the sump will drop straight off, (well down and over the crossmember) or does the engine really need to be lifted?
If the sump will come off clear, then I might think about doing it myself, but I'm not set up to (and have little desire to) raise the engine myself if it can be done.
There are a few other issues, it was running rough and had little power last night (plus intermittant error codes) - I hate to confess I haven't had much to do with V8s so my ears aren't tuned to hearing faults like I can with a 4 - but the discussion in other parts of the list will give me something to go on in the meantime, I will try what I read there first (like probably taking it back to the people who allegedly tuned/serviced it in the first place I guess)