Originally Posted by MrOneEyedBoh
I just picked up a 2006 f250 with 36k. I dont know much about them, and Ive been looking around reading as much as I can. Please can we keep the " Why drive a diesel for MPG " etc etc comments out. Here are my questions:
1. Im looking to get a few more MPG out of it, and I read that the intake and exhuast can improve MPG. True? Does a 4" over a 5" prove to be better in anyway? Any brands better than another?
2. Im going to go thru and change out all of the fluids, filters etc. Anything else to change?
3. What else should I buy for preventive maintenance? I was thinking coolant filter ? Anything else?
4. Whats better the Livewire electric gauges, or the Edge CTS gauges? Maybe just preference?
5. I wouldnt be too interested in a tuner until I get studs, but a MPG tune would be nice...
6. Lastly, should I delete the EGR ASAP or with it only have 36k miles on it, would it be alright to wait until next year tax time to do the studs and EGR at once?
Anything else that would be pertinent for me to know, Id appreciate it.
Congrats on the purchase.
1. 5" only gives a different tone in the exhaust over the 4" but they are both better than stock for getting the EGT's away from the engine.
2. Changing all of the fluids to full synthetic will aid in better MPG.
3. A monitor should be the first thing you buy. Both the Livewire TS 5015 and the CTS are great for this. Only difference is the Livewire TS 5015 doubles as a programmer as well.
4. Personal preference, but with the CTS you will spend more money buying that and then later on buying a programmer if you should choose to do so. The Livewire is more expensive up front but saves you money in the long run.
5. Only use a SCT programmer with your 6.0 and there are MANY tunes and tune writers out there that are safe for stock head bolt trucks.
6. The sooner you get rid of it the better. If you choose to keep it I would get a BPD EGR cooler and not worry about it anymore.