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Old 06-27-2010, 04:24 AM
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This is my first FORD and diesel at the same time. It is a 2008 F-250 with the 6.4 only 34,000 miles. I installed a banks intake, spartan tunner and 3.5" DPF/converter delete pipe. My questions are, 1. When running the 210 tow tune do you use the factory tow button also? 2. How do you get the oil pressure to read on the dash daq? 3. Ever since I bought the truck in Feb of this year I slowly loose coolant. Can not find any leaks from radator or any of the other typical suspects. Truck has been in for service 3 times for oil leaks and routine maintance. I am thinking techs should have found something by now. Any thoughts? Sorry for being long winded, just nervous about diesel trucks.
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Check the upper radiator hose connection where it joins the thermostat housing. They can leak here and be pretty hard to detect.

Have you asked them to specifically look for a coolant leak? Depending on your warranty start date, you may be nearing the end of your warranty or it may already be over. I'd get it checked right away.

There isn't an oil pressure sending unit per se on your engine. It is more of a "Yes I have oil pressure" or "No I don't have oil pressure" switch to inform the driver in the message center with a GREEN LIGHT that there's low oil pressure. Smart idea, picking green. Oh, the oil light is on, but it's green, so it must be good!

I have used a 135* elbow and adapter to add an oil pressure gauge to a customer's truck. It's not fun to do, given the working area, but it can be done.
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:18 AM
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Thanks Hillbilly, I have about 2000 more miles before factory warranty is over so I guess I will put the choke pipe back on and take her in to have them look specifically for the leak. Huh green light for low oil pressure must have been an engineer who came up with that. I work with a lot of them in the oil industry. I can never understand their way of thinking.
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1. We recommend using tow/haul while towing with any tune

2. There is not a parameter on the DashDAQ to read oil pressure....at least not one that I am aware of.
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Thanks Jeff
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