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Old 04-24-2012, 01:12 AM
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just bought me first rig!

Hey gang, ill have to post some picks soon. im new to diesel ownership and noticed you guy really promote the changing of all fluids. my question is how often and why. i have also read some posts that have a lot of terminology that is well..... i dont get it ! So, as a green horn to diesel talk, let me have it.

truck: 2001 f350 cclb
170000 miles, purchased from dealership $16k
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:01 AM
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maybe this would help...For anyone who needs acronyms for Ford

and this...7.3L Bible...
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$16k? You should have tried talking them way down. Welcome to the ORG though.
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Hey gang, ill have to post some picks soon. im new to diesel ownership and noticed you guy really promote the changing of all fluids. my question is how often and why. i have also read some posts that have a lot of terminology that is well..... i dont get it ! So, as a green horn to diesel talk, let me have it.

truck: 2001 f350 cclb
170000 miles, purchased from dealership $16k
Well if you just get a truck always a good idea to change ALL the fluids unless you can vouch how old they are.

Oil: I run mine for 5-7500 miles, right now I have Delvac 15w40 in mine. The owner's manual calls for 3k/5k intervals but I don't run CF-4 (industry standard at the time my manual was written, diesel oil has come a LONG way since then) oil and nothing has gone BOOM yet. I do have a UOA in the mail to monitor.
Trans: Assuming a 4r100, I run basic Dex/Merc, lubegard and do a cooler line flush every 30k miles.
Front and Rear Diffs: 75w90 and 75w140 respectively and I change them every 50-75k
Power Steering: Dex/Merc and once a year
Brake: DOT 3, once a year
X-case: Dex/Merc, once a year
Coolant: You can run Green or Gold (aka Hoat, Zerex G-05) with an SCA, ELC (usually red meeting Cat EC-1, Cummins 14603 or Navistar B-2) or Precharged various colors. Personally I run HOAT/Gold with some SCAs, flush every 5 years. Really it doesn't matter what flavor kool-aid you put in your truck so long as you maintain it properly.
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thx for the replies guys! i guess i officially paid 14850 (i count taxes)

yeah i didnt see any maintenance sticker so i will have to get started! are there any things i should check as routine when purchased a truck such as this? turbo, glo's ext.?
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thx for the replies guys! i guess i officially paid 14850 (i count taxes)

yeah i didnt see any maintenance sticker so i will have to get started! are there any things i should check as routine when purchased a truck such as this? turbo, glo's ext.?
Always a good idea to change all the filters (great time for the 6637 air filter upgrade).

Also good idea to take apart the rest of the intake and check out the turbo, test the GPs and GPRs just to make sure.

Troubleshooting GPR & GP's
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:18 PM
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what is 6637? guessing k&n? how many dif. filters are there to change?

say, bye the way i have a slight vibration in the rear at 65 and over, i checked the ujoints and all but the most rear on drive shat are tight, the one at rear dif has very little slack im thinking thats the cause!????? ( very bassy sound)
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disregard last post did a little research and found out what the 6637 is great idea, and cheap! what will i need to fit filter to intake ? the vibration im getting is def. rear ujoint!
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