Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: carson city, nv, soon to be las vegas
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Everything you have read so far is great advice, and you should follow it. It sounds like you really do not have much experience with vehicle repair, which is fine...everyone starts at that point. Because of that, though, if the oil filter is not obviously leaking, better to leave it alone. If that is where the leak is from (doubtful), it will be very noticeable. Last bit of advice is that you should learn how to change your own oil. It is simple, no harder than most simple things you have done in your life. Even if you choose not do it yourself after you learn how to do it, it will help prevent you from getting screwed by these rip-off repair facilities (not includine Firestone, or anyone in particular, in that comment). Not understanding the most basic maintenance item(s) puts you at their mercy, and that can get very costly.
Early '99 F250 XLT 7.3 ext cab, SB, 4x4, auto tranny, 153K miles, completely stock. Installed GlowS**t gauges (never again!) and DIY air filter, Tru Kool trans cooler, 4" exhaust, 50 HP chip. Tows 10K 5th wheel.