Hey guys, so ive read the Bullet proofing Sticky and numerous other threads. But i wanted to make a post to cover a few questions i have.
Ill start off with a little back ground of my self and the vehicle.
2005 Ford F250 All stock, except for 4" lift, and 35" Toyo MT's.
Pushing coolant under heavy load.
I purchased the truck ~2 weeks ago.
CNC Machinist for 6 years, Ive been working on cars since i was 10, i personally built and blue printed a turbo charged subaru race motor that makes ~450whp.
This is the first diesel that ive ever owned, or worked on for that matter.
My Plans for the Truck:
Use it to tow a 9,000lb excavator from time to time, but for the most part daily driver to and from work (50 miles round trip). Im currently averaging ~13.2 MPG. Id like to get better (duh) I was hoping for 15-16 average. Any tips on getting some better mpg?
#1: Is a kit like this worth the money? MKM Complete Master Solution Kit for 6.0L Powerstroke (Sinister EGR Delete, ARP Studs, Gaskets, Oil Cooler)
I want to do this job right the first time, but i dont want to waste money on a kit if i can piece it together cheaper.
Heres what i have so far.
OEM head gaskets $340
Xtreme Diesel Performance EGR Delete $209
ARP Head Studs $429
OEM Oil Cooler $309
I havent got prices on the rest of the gaskets i will need.
#2: What else needs attention due the the mileage of my truck while im in there?
#3: I plan to buy a scangauge II and an SCT Tuner. What else do i really need?
Thanks for your guys time