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06' bad year for maintenance-help needed

I have an 06' Dulley with 85,000 miles that I drive every day and use to pull a camper in the summer. I bought this work horse almost 2 years ago with 65,000 miles on it in southern Indiana. When she's running right I love her, but lately she has been costing me $$$$$. In the past 2 months I have had to replace the Fuel Injector Control Mod, oil cooler, egr cooler and valve, a tie rod, and wheel seals up font(right side-last winter it was left side) for my 4x4 to engege in the "auto" position.

I try to be careful with fuel, and I always use the ford cetane booster and anti-gel in cold weather, and I keep up with all maintenance. I'm looking for any advice on what I can do to extend the life of my motor/injectors. I'm afraid that they will fail on me next.

Please anyone with some expericnce and guidance let me know. Thanks
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You know these have a 100K warranty on most of the items you replaced, right?

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I was told I could use my waranty on the wheel seals, and the oil cooler only. The FICM cost me over $1,500. and my most recent trip in to ford (tie rod, egr valve, and cooler will be over $2,500
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From what I read, oil quality, fuel quality, fuel pressure and proper voltage to the injectors are key for longevity. So that said, be sure to keep up with oil changes, install a fuel pressure gauge to check FP remains above 50lbs, use good quality fuel and change filters regularly. I also use supplemental 2 cycle oil in my fuel to increase the lubrication properties lost from the sulfur removal process. Keep your batteries charged and replace when they become weak.

If you don't have gauges GET THEM, it's critical to monitor your temperatures. Keeping your temps happy will help keep everything else happy as well.

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I would have just deleted the egr if I was you to eliminate that problem completely. The kit is 300 bucks which is way cheaper then getting new cooler and or egr valve.
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Yup as long as you were within your 5 yr 100k

The FICM EGR and oil coolers and valve shouldve been covered under warranty

The wheel bearings and seals no

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Yup as long as you were within your 5 yr 100k

The FICM EGR and oil coolers and valve shouldve been covered under warranty

The wheel bearings and seals no
you are correct Dave. mine all got replace for 100 dollars and I had 96k on the truck

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Take your receipt back and get a refund for the FICM, EGR valve, and oil cooler!

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