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Old 03-06-2011, 08:22 AM
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First time upkeep?

Just picked up an 05 King Ranch & am about to do a little regular maintenance (oil, fuel, air, etc). The engines got 170000 miles on it. Havent checked yet to see if its still running the Ford Gold coolant but Im going to try & get a monitor as soon as I can to check my temps. What would ya'll suggest I do while Im changing the oil, changing the fuel filters, & changing the air filter? From what I've been reading, I think I'll be happy with the OEM filters but any suggestions? I've got a pretty tough startup in the morning so I was thinking about running a couple of bottles of Rev-x when I change the oil? Does this sound like a good idea to try & clean up the injectors? Should I consider any other additives (gas or other?) Any other little things I should replace while Im doing all of this? Once I get some temps on my ECT & EOT I'll look into flushing the coolant & maybe adding a coolant filter. Thanks for the help, first time Diesel owner so Im reading up & learning as much as I can!

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Sounds like you're on the right track. The Rev-X is good stuff. I would add something like Power Service to your fuel. Definately do the coolant flush with a coolant filter.
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Home - Diesel Filters,Additives,brake rotors, and brake pads for Chevy, Dodge and Ford Diesel Trucks is a cheap place to get racor or motorcraft filters(same).



You have all the right ideas

Do a coolant flush on your truck and put some type of ELC coolant in the truck, not ford coolant. search it for all the different links.

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Any suggestions on what kind of oil I should put in?
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Any suggestions on what kind of oil I should put in?
I'm getting ready to switch to Shell Rotella T6 5w40 synthetic. There will be a lot of different suggestions, but the general concensus is to run a 5w40 synthetic blend or full synthetic for easier start ups and helps reduce injector stiction.
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syn is good. rotella is nice and cheap syn to use.

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I have on 03 6.0 and I've had rough start ups the past two years and finally I decided to switch oil from Motorcraft 15/40 to Rotella T6 synthetic, and for the past two mornings, no rough start up and no rough idle! So I agree with the other posters who had said to use Rotella T6 syn. However, I'm sure there are other great Syn oils out there as well. T6 is affordable compared to the other more expensive oils. Appears to be a good medium! Good luck with your rig.
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Just picked up an 05 King Ranch & am about to do a little regular maintenance (oil, fuel, air, etc). The engines got 170000 miles on it. Havent checked yet to see if its still running the Ford Gold coolant but Im going to try & get a monitor as soon as I can to check my temps. What would ya'll suggest I do while Im changing the oil, changing the fuel filters, & changing the air filter? From what I've been reading, I think I'll be happy with the OEM filters but any suggestions? I've got a pretty tough startup in the morning so I was thinking about running a couple of bottles of Rev-x when I change the oil? Does this sound like a good idea to try & clean up the injectors? Should I consider any other additives (gas or other?) Any other little things I should replace while Im doing all of this? Once I get some temps on my ECT & EOT I'll look into flushing the coolant & maybe adding a coolant filter. Thanks for the help, first time Diesel owner so Im reading up & learning as much as I can!

Mitch
Stay with OEM filters you can't go wrong. Synthetic Oil comes down to you and what you want to spend and were you live and the type of climate your in. Amsoil is the most widely used 100% synthetic hence the $$$ cost. I use DELO syn seems fine so far. The Rev X, jury still out on oil additives. Some people swear by them and some people say proper oil care and maintencnce is all you need as long as you are going to use some sort of by pass filtration. I would recommend some sort of Cetane booster and a lubricant for fuel additive. I use the Motorcraft Cetane booster and Stanadyne lubrication formula. The coolant filter is a must seems you know that with the coolant. I think pulling and cleaning or replacing you EGR valve is also a must with the miles. Ultimatly EGR delete should be in your near future. Tranny fluid/filter change as well as $$ allow.

This list just gets longer and longer the more you look around this BLOG. But this place is full of great Ideas and help with questions that come up. Good luck, as a new King Ranch guy myself I love finding things I can do myself and what needs I have to have done. GOOD LUCK welcome to The ORG.
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EPB sensor removal and clean.
It might show up in my signature.
If not search EBP sensor.
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Javahead,

Thanks for the post. I too have just bought a truck and want to do some preventative maint. Thanks, the responses are great, thanks everyone.
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