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Diesel Performance shop BSing Me?
Dear Powerstroke Gods,
Like most newbies to this whole new world of diesel power I have much of the same questions as some of the others. I bought a 2011 F250 4X4 with 20K miles, leveling kit, titan 50 gal tank, nitto 20's, huge loud stereo, train horn (which I love) and probably some other stuff I have no idea is installed.
I took the truck to my local diesel performance shop that I see advertised on the kids trucks running around my area. The sales guy is trying to sell me a MBRP exhaust, S&B Filters, and a Spartan Tuner. First words out of the guys mouth were "Whatever you do, do not do what the owners manual say to do" (Strike one with me), then he tells me "You have to change the oil every 3k miles and the 6.7 takes a special oil that only comes in quarts" (Strike two) and one the mechanics truck I see running around town is constantly doing burn outs leaving a gigantic black cloud of smoke (strike three). I asked about reliability and he also said "if anything happens, well just put in back to stock, load it on a flatbed and take it to Ford" (strike 4).
Needless to say I am scared to death to take something this expensive and let some retard talk me into something that I know is wrong. reading the owners manual it clearly states that they can find out if the truck has had a tuner, and I am sure they will notice the difference in the exhaust. He gave me another song a dance about sensors, removing the need for DEF and something to do with the turbo. A lot of people take their vehicles to these guys, I am just wondering if I found a knuckle head or if his statements had some validity. If I do these mods will the truck still be quiet (other than my radio blasting the latest Jason Aldean record) and will it start blowing out that thick black smoke?
Last edited by skyfuzz; 10-01-2012 at 07:04 PM.