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Best Manual and Start up maintenance
I'm new to the forum and new to owning a Powerstroke. I just picked up a 1995 F250 with a 7.3L Turbo. I bought it yesterday and it has been sitting for a while. It has 159,000 miles and overall seems to run pretty well. What maintenance manual do you recommend? Also does anyone have a list of startup maintenance? I plan on changing the oil and fuel filter any other suggestions?
The only problem that it seems to have is the brakes are soft. Pads are good I plan on bleeding it tomorrow and found a couple of threads on potential pitfalls with the brakes.
PS I almost completely burnt my new truck and garage down last night. I know I didn't have to plug it in but I wanted to see how it would start in the morning. I plugged it in and put away some tools from another project. I checked it one last time before I headed to the house for the night and it seemed fine. I'm back at the house for about an hour and noticed the lights flickering. I instantly threw my boots on and sprinted to the back garage(a little over 100 yards). Check the cord and it seemed a little warm at the connection just a faint ozone electrical burning smell. I unplugged it and didn't notice any smoke. I decided to check under the hood.. GOOD thing I did!! a nice little fire had just broken out where the cord plugs into the block heater!!. That was a close one!!! Moral of the story... Don't plug it in before you had a chance to inspect the connectors and wire!