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Old 01-17-2011, 04:57 PM
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just bought my 1st ford. its a 2000 f350 lariat. the truck has 130k on it and runs great. it has a 4" exhaust, mag hytec rear diff cover and tranny pan. also feels like it has a shift kit. the truck is from CA so the body is very clean. has a dent on the drivers side bed that needs to be fixed. i paid $9500. I am looking to level the truck and run 315s. are the mini spring kits decent? also, the previous owner ran rotella synthetic 5w40 is this ok? What should i be doing to this truck for maintenence?
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Old 01-17-2011, 05:04 PM
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nice truck for the price man
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Old 01-17-2011, 05:11 PM
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where are you? meaning how cold does it get? i would have to live in the north pole to put 5w40 in a heui powerstroke. the right oil is 15w40 and thats what i would run. but he has a great brand, stay with it.

if it has a deep trans pan it might have a shift kit in it. i think the deep pan is awast of money cause it may take longer to heat up but when it gets there your in the same boat as the others....a 6.0 trans cooler would have been a better choice.


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where are you? meaning how cold does it get? i would have to live in the north pole to put 5w40 in a heui powerstroke. the right oil is 15w40 and thats what i would run. but he has a great brand, stay with it.

if it has a deep trans pan it might have a shift kit in it. i think the deep pan is awast of money cause it may take longer to heat up but when it gets there your in the same boat as the others....a 6.0 trans cooler would have been a better choice.


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You wont hurt it running 5-40 lots of guys do out there...i personally wouldnt, i run 10-40RP in the winter and 15-40RP in the summer with zero issues..starts 10000% better with lighter oil in the winter and is much quieter...
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:56 PM
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Nice truck, especially for that price. I run Rotella 5w40 year round, from 0* starts in winter to 100* temps in the summer towing my boat and trips to the lake, it does great. Good oil and Blackstone agrees. Seeing as how you're in a cold area where it snows, cold starts are going to be much easier with 5w40 than 15w40.
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Ok thanks, i will stick with the 5w40. Are the mini spring leveling kits any good for these trucks? also where is the best place to get an adjustable track bar? has anyone run 315s on the lariat wheels? just wondering if there will be any rubbing issues?
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:57 AM
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Good lookin truck man.


Absolutely nothing wrong with running a 5w40 oil year round.

At operating temp a 40wt is a 40wt whether its a 5w40 or 10w40.

The only difference is the cold pour point
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:41 PM
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cali truck? do the glows still work lol! nice truck man! is this the first snow its seen?
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You're gonna need a leveling kit to run 315s. And while some guys do run them on stock wheels, I think the tires are too wide for our narrow wheels.
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yes, this is the trucks first winter. I am planning on running a 2.5" mini spring kit. how do these kits ride?
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