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Old 02-16-2007, 06:36 PM
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Inform me.... about my "new" truck...

well i just finalized the paperwork... and will be picking my truck up in the morning...

here is what i know about the truck

2000 FORD F250 SUPERDUTY 4X4 LAREIT, BLACK WITH TAN LEATHER INTERIOR, ALL OPTIONS, CREW CAB, SHORT BED, POWERSTROKE DIESEL WITH BANKS POWERPACK SYSTEM, 6IN FABTECH LIFT, DEAVER SPRINGS (no blocks all leaf in rear) ULTRA MAGNUM WHEELS, ALPINE STEREO SYSTEM WITH TWO AMPS, 35" PROCOMP X-TERAIN TIRES, 92,XXX EASY MILES.

pics will come tomorrow......

what can i do to help the tranny last 200k? any things i should do as maintanance? how often much you change the oil on these trucks? what kind? how many quartz....

this is my first diesel so any info would be great!
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Old 02-16-2007, 06:47 PM
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Sounds like a keeper.
First off the tranny is one of those things, some people never have a problem some do, just drive it do sceduled maint. if it goes out put a suncoast in
Oil is a no brainer Rotella T,15w40, but then again thats up to you.
Change it as often as you like , and spend as much as you want on oil, I use above mentioned and put alot of miles on my trucks, as far as how much about 15 Quarts
also change the fuel filter on top the motor every 15k
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Old 02-16-2007, 08:08 PM
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thanks for responce.... PS this is just a fun truck... see some dirt but no real hauling other than toys
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Congrats on the new truck, good luck with it.

Gord.
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Old 02-16-2007, 09:29 PM
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Your gonna love it! Can't wait to see those pics!

Just remember, drive it like you stole it - they like it that way!
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Congrats! Enjoy spankin' it!

Change oil every 5k, fuel 10k. It mine takes 15 quarts of oil, not sure about the SD's but I thnk it is th same. I run Rotella T 15w40 and a manual tranny.

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If you want a "true" opinion on your new rig then let me drive it for a week or so and I'll get back to you on it... Sounds like a nice rig... where's those pics? :whistle:

Rob
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Old 02-17-2007, 09:57 AM
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picking it up in an hour.... can't wait....

can anyone guestimate HP and torque based on the mods it has?
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Old 02-17-2007, 10:04 AM
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Thats tough given the lift and oversize tires, Its 235 flywheel from factory,
if your getting that to the ground with mods your doing well.
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:nono: Service trans every 20k miles. IF 7.3's have a weak link it's the trans and they are expensive to fix. I've had 1st hand experience with mine 4x's in 85k miles and I serviced mine like clock work and never really pulled anything at the time. The last time I got fed up and had it BUILT . No more problems I have 120k now and it's still going strong.
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