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Old 09-07-2007, 10:42 AM
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Since my truck will soon be the shop and with your knowlege (based on what I have been reading, you are better than Ford Engineers!) I have 145K miles. I rarely have had my truck go more than 4K without oil change. I use Mobile 1 Synthetic. I use Hastings filters. I switch fuel filter every 8K. I change air filter with fuel filter. I have changed transmission fluid. I have put synthetic in differential. What else can you think of. I want 500K out of my truck. I just changed ball joints and linkage sway bars! (dadgome big tires). ANthiing else?
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Old 09-07-2007, 11:39 AM
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Yes, sacrifice a virgin sheep while facing Dearborn :-)

Seriously, the only things I didn't see in your list was regular greasing of suspension/steering points, and routine coolant flushes.
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Old 09-07-2007, 11:45 AM
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Thanks, need to flush coolant
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Old 09-08-2007, 04:10 AM
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As far as coolant, I would get a coolant by-pass filter kit. Along with flushing your coolant, it removes sand in the coolant left by block casting at the factory. I think is costs like $100 for the kit. Makes your waterpump last much longer. I think you can buy the kit at dieselsite.com
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Old 09-08-2007, 04:26 AM
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The coolant by-pass filter is definitely a good investment. How about an external bypass oil filter. I'd do that as well. Your oil can never be too clean.

For really high mileage you have to reduce the stress on the engine. I hate to say it but I'd avoid the fun stuff like replacement flashes, upgraded turbos and any other parts that increases engine power, RPMs, heat and stress. You never see very high performance engines last long.

One last thought is keep the RPMs low, minimize the loads you carry or tow and develop a smooth driving style. Sounds boring but if engine longevity is your goal then this is the route.
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Regular coolant changes on the 7.3 is vital. If the coolant doesn't get services and the Bottle of coolant addative isn't added every 15k cavation can accure. Cavation is pin hole in the cylinder lining, which will cause coolant into the cylinders. Never make 500k without coolant flushes.

Also a bypass filter is a good idea. Your narmal full flow filter only filters down to 35-40 microns, while a good bypass will filter to 1-2 microns. Most engine wear occures in the 8-12 micron range.

I have a great deal on single and duel bypass systems right now. My vendor thread. Other than those 2 things it sounds like your on the right track to make 500k with no problem.

Shawn
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Old 09-08-2007, 12:36 PM
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dieselmann77, I'm interested in the bypass filters. Save me a couple of mouse clicks and send the URL to me.

Thx
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dieselmann77, I'm interested in the bypass filters. Save me a couple of mouse clicks and send the URL to me.

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Clicks saved, PM me if you have any questions or for bypass options and pricing.
Bypass Filter Group Buy

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