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post #1 of 6 Old 10-15-2011, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys, I'm new to the diesel world.

I just thought I would introduce myself and my new ride.

I came from the Lightning/mustang world. Now I'm out of the racing thing (I think, I hope,,,,,,Yeah probably not ).

This is my truck I bought last night. 96 F-350 2WD quad cab long bed

I have only driven it about 100 miles so far. I have found no issues with it. But there is a few things I would like your opinion on.

I have the records of these things replaced on the truck in the last 30K miles.
Transmission (Jasper)
All glow plugs
All injectors
some wiring harness under/on the valve covers?
And what he called the "Brain" he said it cost 1000.00 (sorry don't have a clue)

I payed 6K for the truck.

What fuel mileage can I expect driving it normal with the 4:10 gears and auto transmission (not hot rodding it)
What is the best way to increase the fuel mileage? (chip or gears?)


The Lightning is gone. Now sitting a little higher in a F 350 Power stroke
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post #2 of 6 Old 10-15-2011, 08:46 PM

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Pretty nice lookin rig, and I get about 16-17 city and 18-19 hwy, I have same gear but 4x4, and a short bed, good luck with the rig, and you can increase your mileage by full intake, down pipe, straight pipe, some tunes help a bit too, but when you start modifying, your gonna want gauges, hell if you plan on working it out go ahead and do gauges, always important to keep an eye on things.

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post #3 of 6 Old 10-16-2011, 02:51 AM
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Nice Rig!

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That is nice looking! Gears will really help with the mileage but so will intake, exhaust, and a chip

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sharp looking truck!

Welcome to the diesel brotherhood

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Nice rig, I just got a 96 crew cab long bed 4x4 with 193k I'd say my interrior is a little better and the exterior is about the same with the exception of the rust issues which I figure will cost me 2k which would bring me up to 6k for a truck in the same condition. You've got a new trans but I've got 3.55s and 4x4. I'd say you got an excellent deal since you don't need 4x4.

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