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Thanks forthe info. The fluid is oil (not tranny fluid) and the intake valley is dry as a bone so the leak is from down below. I'm going to try to tighten the oil pan bolts (and replacing the crush washer when I change oil). I am flushing the coolant since it is mostly water. Any brand to recommend?
I was curious about the amperage since I don't know if the dual alternator setup used 2 slightly lower amp alternators vice a higher one or if they just threw 2 higher outputs on it. I know that my old F-150 came with a 90amp normally but I got a 120amp with the towing package.
I plan on changing all fluids to give me a starting point for maintenance. I'm just trying to gather all the info I can since I've never owned a diesel before. Lubricity, anti-foaming, warm-up, egt and ULSD were never important to me with my old gasser F-150 and I want to make sure that I start off with the good stuff. I bought the 7.3 specifically because it is mostly bulletproof. I plan on keeping this for 15-20 years. I have read that the 6.0 (besides problematic) was meant to be driven like a gasser but that the 7.3 needs to be driven like the diesel it is.
I'm looking forward to never needing spark plugs again but want to make sure I start off on the right foot.
'03 F-250 Lariat FX4 CC/SB (7.3L of course!)
Stuff: Pre-Pump In-Tank Mod (ITPDiesel.com), SS HPX (ITPDiesel.com), 203F Thermostat w/Billet Housing (DieselSite.com)
Fluff: Gaylord's Fiberglass Tonneau, AIH Delete (self), aFe Pro-Guard 7 Magnum Flow OEM Replacement (AutoAnything.com), Harpoon Mod (self)
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