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Old 08-05-2007, 06:12 PM
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I just bought my first powerstroke. As a matter of fact this is my first Ford ever. It's a 99 model F-350 Quad Cab Shortbed Lariat with 212,000 miles. It has a banks exhaust, banks wastegate, banks transcommand, edge chip, leveling kit, 315 BFG's, 03 Superduty Wheels, and k&n filter. I am new to the site and currently don't know how to post pics of the truck on the thread. If you could fill me in on how to do so I would appreciate it.

I need your opinions. What is the best oil to use? What oil filter is the best? Also what weight oils? I also need info on what brand of oil to use in the differentials. It needs servicing so if there is anything else I need to know fell free to fill me in. This will help me tremendously and I greatly appreciate your input.
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Old 08-05-2007, 06:13 PM
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nice lookin truck
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Thanks. I looked for about a month and hopefully this will make a good one.
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Old 08-05-2007, 06:19 PM
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good lookn truck... I have a 94 and have always used shell rotella T 15/40 reason ; its affordabul, you can get it anywhere on h te road (if neded), big riggs use it, you can get it at wallie world, and is approved for these vechials, remeber this is a international engine, good to have you and hope you enjoy the truck,,,,,,,,,,<<<<<<<<<<<< Bill>>>>>>>>>>
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Old 08-05-2007, 06:21 PM
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Synthetic 75w140 in there rear diff, dexronIII merccon in the AT, 15w40 diesel engine oil
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I also have another question. If you get the truck up to operating temperature and take the oil fill cap off should anything come out. I have looked at a lot of 7.3 engines that do this. It looks like a white steam or semiclear smoke. I believe it is called blowby. Is it due to poor maintenance?
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Old 08-05-2007, 06:36 PM
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A little blowby is normal yes
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Blow by is normal with NE engine.. nothing to worry about Bill
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Thanks for the reply. I had been told that blowby meant the the engine had internal sludge and hadn't been serviced properly. My new truck has a little but not an excessive amount.
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great looking 99 . i dunno if have you owner manual still but there is a maintenance book / schedule . its a good check list to follow and your service points
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