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A lot of maintenance questions

-the first is i want to install new glow plugs haven't really had any issues with starting but getting close to 200000 and want to replace them. so i need advice i have never done them on this truck
-next i want to change the thermostat to the 180* and change out to the billet housing but can't seem to find it on any website. also just a few tip on what is the best way to do this
-i was thinking about changing out to a non EBPV pedestal with a high flow outlet on my gtp38r do i need to change my down pipe if i go to the bigger outlet, and is it even worth it?
-also anything else i should do if i am doing glow plugs and thermostat?
-any advice would be greatly appreciated
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they have the billet housing on deiselsite.com. you might want to do a coolant flush and upgrade to ELC coolant while you are that far in

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IMO the glow plug change is overrated if not needed. It is too time consuming to "do it just because". The glow plugs are really easy to test and see if you have a bad one. I wouldn't do it til you need to unless ya have the time layin around to do it.

Definitely the coolant flush is a good idea while changing the Tstat

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ok so if the glow plugs are unneeded is their anything else that i should do? also diesel site has the 203* thermostat should i do that instead of the 180*?? and i think i am going to do the coolant filter

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Here is some more infor on the 203° t-stat

http://www.dieselsite.com/dieselsite203thermostat.aspx

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Here is some more infor on the 203° t-stat

http://www.dieselsite.com/dieselsite203thermostat.aspx

+1 on doing a coolant flush and switching to ELC. I just did, and I highly recommend the 203* TS and the Billet housing.

I agree on not changing the GP's unless they are bad...but definitely check them out.

At 200K I would replace all the rubber when you do the coolant, and look into the dual-radiator top hose (I WISH I had done mine) because it goes around the belt in stead of through it.
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look into the dual-radiator top hose (I WISH I had done mine) because it goes around the belt in stead of through it.
^ x 100! Here is the OEM Part# F81Z-8260-CA for the hose. 9 out of 10 dealership parts guys will look at you like deer in the headlights when you try explaining it to them. Just give them that part number and tell them that's what you want and just order it. If they look up by VIN it won't have the option and they will get you the hose that runs through the belt. Bad idea. Especially when/if you ever have a belt break or have to replace it on the road.

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How can you test or tell if your glow plugs or bad or need replacing? Ive been thinking about getting new ones for mine but if not needed why spend the time and money.

Truck starts alright, I dont see any issues with it starting in the cold.
Ill turn the truck on and prolly let it sit for roughly 10-15 seconds so the GP "idiot" light goes off. Then starts up.

I seen on the dieselpowerproducts.com the Diesel Rx GP. I figured it wouldn't hurt to get them?



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How can you test or tell if your glow plugs or bad or need replacing? Ive been thinking about getting new ones for mine but if not needed why spend the time and money.

Truck starts alright, I dont see any issues with it starting in the cold.
Ill turn the truck on and prolly let it sit for roughly 10-15 seconds so the GP "idiot" light goes off. Then starts up.

I seen on the dieselpowerproducts.com the Diesel Rx GP. I figured it wouldn't hurt to get them?
Do a ohms test on them they if you unplug you valve cover harness the first tow posts in the front and last two at the back of the conector are glow plugs if you get no or high reading it means that are not touching or the glow plugs are shot.
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