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Very new to diesels....

Hey all,
I've been reading and enjoying the site for a while now, and taking in alot of advice. I'm going to be the proud new owner of a stroker here soon (my first). A 2000 f-250 ext cab long bed AT 4x4 off road . with only 38k miles. It is my father in-laws and for all inteded purposes a brand new truck. Very well maintained and garage kept. When we get it I've been given the okay to do a few mods by the boss. Chip, intake, exhaust, gauges...the standard stuff. I'm uncertain about the maintenance schedule of diesels as opposed to gassers. And to be completely honest alot of the abbreviations that are commonly used I do not know nor what exactly they correlate to the engine and function... So basically, if someone could give a new guy a quick run overview it would be appreciated....
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First off Welcome 2 the ORG... Next congrats and don't be afraid to ask any question, someone will have a answer for ya...

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Welcome to the forum! I'm also new to diesels, so it'll be interesting to read some of the information that comes up. In my short experience, seems like diesels are easier to maintain because they're truly "work" trucks, designed for higher mileage maintenance intervals.
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Steve Baz was good enough to put all that info you need as far as abbreviations goes into his website, read through and enjoy, and a big thank you to Steve for the effort.

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Hey all,
I've been reading and enjoying the site for a while now, and taking in alot of advice. I'm going to be the proud new owner of a stroker here soon (my first). A 2000 f-250 ext cab long bed AT 4x4 off road . with only 38k miles. It is my father in-laws and for all inteded purposes a brand new truck. Very well maintained and garage kept. When we get it I've been given the okay to do a few mods by the boss. Chip, intake, exhaust, gauges...the standard stuff. I'm uncertain about the maintenance schedule of diesels as opposed to gassers. And to be completely honest alot of the abbreviations that are commonly used I do not know nor what exactly they correlate to the engine and function... So basically, if someone could give a new guy a quick run overview it would be appreciated....
well your starting off with a great engine 7.3.... for a chip i would get a custome tuned DP tuner... it wont be that much and youll be a lot happier then buying a generic chip like edge or banks... intake get the afe stage 2 intake.. and depending on what you want in your exhaust ( aluminum, steel, stainless steel, single or dual, and 4" or 5") i would go with mbrp or magnaflow... i have magnaflow SS and love it.. i would also go with pillar guages. EGT, Boost, & tranny temp...with all that your truck would prefome really great.... hope this helps if you have any other questions let me or someone else on this great site know...

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