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I would suggest the following, just to start out with the cheaper stuff before a $600.00 FICM. First change the oil and filters, use a full synthetic, our trucks love synthetic. I prefer the Valvoline Extreme Premium Blue 5w40 Full Syn, you can find it at NAPA or any cummins power. This oil isn't cheap, but you can go further on oil change intervals. Also while after your oil change, change both fuel filters, replace the frame mounted (HFCM) filter and the underhood secondary filter, ONLY USE MOTORCRAFT FILTERS. Try this and see what happens. Since the truck is new to you you have no idea whats in it for oil or the last time the fuel filters were changed, so its a good idea to perform the above.
Also, if the temps are under 32* and the truck is equipped with a block warmer, you should highly consider plugging it in at night, possibly on a timer about 2-4 hours before the first start of the day.
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Last edited by Abrannan19; 01-04-2010 at 07:58 AM.