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post #1 of 6 Old 10-19-2011, 06:45 AM Thread Starter
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Well as I posted somewhere else I'm a "Newbie" to the Diesel world. I have decided on a 2006 F250,has 112,000 miles. Buying from an elderly gentleman and everything is basically stock. Took it to Ford yesterday and had them check it out before I made my decision and they said everything looked good. My questions are,what do i need to do next (BESIDES GET IT AND DRIVE IT)?. Cold air-intake,gauges? ANY advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Guages or monitoring device. Start there and make sure you get all of your fluids and filters changed out. Use only motorcraft filters. Once you get all of that done then you can look to doing some performance enhancements and formulate a plan based on your goals and budget.

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What would be the first thing to do for better mpg? Not that this "stock" motor doesn't get good mpg but hey a few never hurts>
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What would be the first thing to do for better mpg? Not that this "stock" motor doesn't get good mpg but hey a few never hurts>
Honestly the easiest way to pick up MPG would be an SCT programmer with someones "Xtreme", "SRL", or "Looney" tunes. You'll pick up a bunch of power and a few MPG if you can manage to keep your foot out of it. Easier said than done.

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Exhaust and Tuner (SCT with custom tunes) are what is going to get you more fuel mileage. Nevertheless, getting a monitoring device like the Edge CTS Insight monitor cant be overstated enough. You NEED to know what is going on with your motor and most importantly (since you are still stock) what your Engine Oil Temp (EOT) is compared to your Engine Coolant Temp (ECT). This is so you can determine if your oil cooler is plugged. I know that the Insight monitor can look to be expensive but ask anyone here and they will tell you that it is worth the money and even after you expand it to monitor whatever you want to it is still cheaper than gauges and way easier to install. I would start researching what you need to monitor with these motors. there is alot of info on here for new powerstroke owners.

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to me 329.00 (cheapest ive found) for a edge insight CTS is cheaper than doing an egr delete and oil cooler plus labor to install. now that being said you still might have to fork that out after you see the EOT vs ECT but that much easier on the pocketbook than studs and that whole process. You dont want to rupture an oil cooler. thats not fun to replace and get cleaned out. thats what can happen if you dont monitor stuff

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