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Old 04-10-2007, 07:34 AM
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advice for the newb

ok.. so I've come across a really big newb question... browsed lots, can't find exactly what I am looking for.

I take a few trips a year and always had a gas rig (F150.. 150K on it, no issues) and I always knew what spares to keep on hand.
So, being the newby diesel owner...

What spares to keep in my spares box and what tools to keep on hand.
I have read all about the CPS - so that is one thing I will get.
truck is an 01 F250, CC, 7.3L turbo, 6 speed manual trans - everything stock (for now)

All advice is appreciated... if I should move this somewhere else... just let me know.

thanks
Mike
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Old 04-10-2007, 07:41 AM
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CPS is the biggest thing I have truely heard of. The 7.3 motor is very reliable. I would suggest of course bringing along your fluids, I.E. Gal of motor oil (diesel type) bottle of gear oil, radiator hose repair kit, bottle of brake fluid, fuel treatment, tire plug kit/fix-a-flat. Tow rope in case, Gal or two or radiator fluid, washer fluid. Emergency Roadside Kit, tube of RTV, and a good tool box. Just my 2 cents though. Basically just the normal stuff you take on a long trip and a CPS. Hope that helps, and maybe someone else will chime in with other ideas. Of course, always a roll of duct tape. LOL
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Old 04-10-2007, 07:47 AM
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Maybe a spare fuel filter would be a good idea too. With the CPS, you will need a 3" extension and a 10mm socket. So be sure and have those if you keep your CPS on hand.
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Thanks guys... I'm just making sure I'm prepared....
tools I have covered... a full set plus many extras from the ones that I seem to always misplace.
I need to find a CPS now, pick up a fuel filter and I think I will run the truck through an oil change and everything while I am at it.

Anything else anyone can think of while I am under it, in it, over it, etc...

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Old 04-10-2007, 08:11 AM
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Mike there is a thread that was started a while ago about what guys keep with them in their trucks. Not sure if you have seen it but I can try and find it for ya if you want me to.
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Old 04-10-2007, 08:17 AM
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Here is one, but this is not the one I was thinking of.

Need some suggestions
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I am a newby to diesels too I am going to ask areally stupid question what is a CPS
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Old 04-10-2007, 08:22 AM
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I am a newby to diesels too I am going to ask areally stupid question what is a CPS
Hey, there are no stupid questions here. We all had to learn at somepoint. Welcome and ask away

The CPS is the cam position sensor on the 7.3s. They are known to go out and leave ya on the side of the road. But you dont have to worry about it since you have the all mighty 6er

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Old 04-10-2007, 08:38 AM
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HAHAHA>... you didn't know what a CPS......I'm kidding... I didn't know either and had to look it up.

Everyone here has been a lot of help... no need to fear asking questions.

Mike
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:02 AM
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thanks everyone this site is awsome and alot of help
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