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Old 06-12-2013, 06:47 PM
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1995 F-250 7.3L Powerstroke routine maintenance

I am new to the Diesel world and I just purchased this F250 with the 7.3l 4x4. I am going to use this truck mainly for towing my 5th wheel. The truck is already outfitted with Firestone airbags and both tow behind and in the bed hitches. Unfortunately I don't have any of the maintenance records from the previous owner(there was only one). What's the consensus here on what I should do to the truck to get it ready? I was personally thinking of changing out all the fluids and filters. I really am not to sure though so any advice is appreciated.

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I think you are on the right track by changing out all of the fluids and filters. You
didn't say how many miles are on the truck? I think it would be a good ideal to catch
a pint of the engine oil and have it tested for wear and to see what parts are in the
oil. Most will tell you to stay with only MotorCraft oil and fuel filters for your Ford, and
any good Diesel oil will do but I still like Shell RotellaT 15 W 40. If the hose and belt
have not been changed in the last year or two I would change all of them out. It's no
fun being stuck on the side of the highway with your 5th wheel and the wife and a
leaking water hose, or broke fan belt. Enjoy your truck, what kind of fifthwheel do you
have and where you from. Also Welcome to The Org.
Happy Camping.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:02 PM
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Thanks Doug! The truck has a 126,000 miles on it and all the hoses and belts actually look brand new. I will definitely have the oil tested does it matter if it sits in a container for a week and half before I send it in to get tested?

We just bought a Open Range 413RLL 5th wheel down in Utah and will be bringing back home to Washington State.
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Blackstone Labs Does this kind of oil analysis if you need to get it done.
You just about got a new truck with only a 126,000 miles on it. That is one big trailer, sure hope your truck has 4.10
gears in it. Will you be retiring soon or is this just for weekends? Great looking rig.
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Ditto on all of the fluids and hoses. Add the serpantine belt to the list. If you have an automatic transmission, I would suggest adding a larger transmission cooler (like the one from Tru-Cool...... http://www.dieselsite.com/specialord...ioncooler.aspx), and a magnefine filter (More Information for ATP JX150) on the return cooling line to the transmission, and you might also think of adding an exhaust brake to the truck. I'll be adding one to my 1995 F250 PSD one of these days, getting it ready for towing a travel trailer or 5th wheel. My brother also had a 1995 F350 PSD that he hauled what had to be the biggest Lance camper they made in the bed of his truck. He said it came in very handy in hilly/mountainous areas. I'd have to look around to find the brand he used, but he really liked it. Somewhere in the $1200 range.
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I've seen older unused exhaust brakes for $400
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CWilson, did you get to find out what gears your truck came with, should be 3.55 or 4.10, I
don't think the 3.73s were offered in 1995. What 5th wheel hitch does it all ready have in it,
is it a 16.000 or a 19.000?
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3.73 wasn't offered until 99
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According to the sticker it has 3.55 and the hitch is a brand new Reese 16k
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With the 3.55 gears if I were you I think I would look at getting a Gear Vendors Under/Overdrive, 4X4 Wheel Drive auxiliary transmissions.
Your truck is going to have a load for sure. Good luck and enjoy the trip.
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