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Old 11-23-2010, 04:09 PM
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I'm new here and am looking forward to learning a lot from you guys. Just bought a new to me '01 F-350 L.B.C.C. I know it takes 14 - 15 qts. No idea what the last guy ran. Probably Rotella for me, 15-40, I suppose? Air filter is terrible. What is the preferred set up? I may as well do that now as put in a new O.E.M. and trash it in a few months for aftermarket! Oil filters, Motorcraft, Baldwin or what do you guys use?

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Old 11-23-2010, 04:23 PM
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Rotella 15w-40 is fine, Motorcraft is fine. Everyone will have their say so about oils. Choose one and stick with it is the best thing. Changing oil brands all the time is not a good idea.

I would stick with the Motorcraft Oil Filter

Change the Fuel Filter if you don't know the last time it was changed, 15k intervals

You can do a search on here for "DIY Intake"...a NAPA 6637 filter is the best intake for the money you can get for the ole 7.3

A few words of wisdom...STAY AWAY FROM A K&N ON A TURBO DIESEL, it will kill the motor over time.

Hope this helps, ask away if you have any more questions. I'm here to help as much as the next person.

Run a fuel additive as well. I started running DieselKleen and love what it has done!

Welcome aboard!

The name is Justin
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:32 PM
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Does a K&N really kill a motor
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:41 PM
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I have read horror story after horror story about this, yes it does.

What happens is, the K&N system is oil coated, the oil traps the dust and particles. The turbo spools and sucks like $2 wh&re. When this happens, the turbo sucks the oil right out of the filter, ie. letting the dirt works its way right through the filter through the vanes of the turbo(eating away at the vanes) and into your cylinder. What happens next? You guessed it, scored cylinder walls (the classic dusted motor). This is not to say it will happen over night, but why give it the chance to ever happen?
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:44 PM
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so in your opinion whats the best intake system to go with
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For the 7.3, the DIY intake is the best...there are a few options filter wise though. I personally run the NAPA 6637 filter (it's a tractor filter). You take out your air box and filter and hook the filter right up to your intake hose. Some use a 4" piece of pipe to connect the filter to the hose, some don't. Use the search command on here and you will find a wealth of info on this intake, from where to buy-how to install.

The 6.0 has a perfect air intake system and the stock system works great. Other than these two motors, I'm the blind leading the blind lol
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