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Question 5000+ mile with spartan 250... maintenances requirements?

so i guess this would be for mick or nutty professor, have 5000+ miles running the spartan 250 and about 2000 with the nutty professor 275 tune. no problems here but just want to keep up with the truck... any maintenence has to be done, or anything checked?

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It's simple.
My advice is to run a full synthetic oil to deal with the extra heat.
I change it every 3-4K.
28,000 miles on the 310 with nothing to report.

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so i guess this would be for mick or nutty professor, have 5000+ miles running the spartan 250 and about 2000 with the nutty professor 275 tune. no problems here but just want to keep up with the truck... any maintenence has to be done, or anything checked?
Tune it down below the 210 to cycle your EGR valve a bit. I usually set it to stockNR occasionally, and run it hard a few days. This helps clean up the EGR system a little, and for me it typically clears the P0401 code.

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So all that work and you're keeping the trash can of doom on the exhaust?

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Change the oil and check your intake filter. I too would recommend a full synthetic oil.

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if been on the 250 tune for about 2 weeks and my oil change is in about 200 miles. should i run sythetic and this oil change? what brand? and what do you guys mean by cycle the egr on a lower tune? should i be doing this? thanks

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so i guess this would be for mick or nutty professor, have 5000+ miles running the spartan 250 and about 2000 with the nutty professor 275 tune. no problems here but just want to keep up with the truck... any maintenence has to be done, or anything checked?
F350 Dually 2008 6.4, banks cai, MBRP 6" mitre cut dual 36" stacks = Running the 275 nutty for 4000 miles no problem yet!
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if been on the 250 tune for about 2 weeks and my oil change is in about 200 miles. should i run sythetic and this oil change? what brand? and what do you guys mean by cycle the egr on a lower tune? should i be doing this? thanks
The 175 and lower tunes cycle the EGR all the time, just like stock. Going to one of these tunes every so often allows the EGR to be free flowing and prevent it from gumming up.

As for oil, I use Valvoline 5w40 full synthetic. Works great!

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how often would you lower the tune to cycle them? thanks for the insight.

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If you don't mind running a lower tune for a day, I would do it fairly often. 1 or 2 times a month.

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i dont mind it at all id rather do that than have them clog. and your using the premium blue extreme full synthetic 5w40?

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