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Old 07-27-2006, 07:42 PM
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hey guys, I hate to bother yall with this question but i just bought a 99 f-250 with a 7.3 a six inch lift and a 140,000 miles. I absolutely love my new truck but no nothing about diesel engines. I need to know what motor oil to use and what transmission fluid to use and is it safe to use lucus oil treatments in them. also any maintence tips would be appreciated. thanks.
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Old 07-27-2006, 08:04 PM
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WELCOME WHEELIN!!!!!

There are many opinions on oil etc......I'll let all the more experienced people chime in with their opinions.

BTW, be sure to set up you garage and post some pics of your new rig!!

Also, got any plans for mods??????????
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Old 07-28-2006, 11:56 AM
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I heard a lot of people say that they run Shell Rotella T 15W-40, so that is what I got. The 7.3s take 14 quarts I believe. I went to Wal-Mart because someone said they carried Ford fuel filters. Well, they didn't have the fuel filters, but they had the Rotella oil for about 7.50 a gallon. They do have the Ford oil filter, too. That was $10. So, about $45 to change the oil.
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Old 07-28-2006, 01:57 PM
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New to the Diesel huh? You're going to LOVE it! I use Rotella T, my brother prefers the Chevron stuff in the blue bottle. Just be sure it is Diesel oil because it is specially formulated with detergents for our motors. If you came from a gasser you can forget about buying quarts. It's all in GALLONS now! I buy it buy the case. Stay up on the fuel filter too! Very important! Every 15K.
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I use Rotella T.

Same here.
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Old 07-28-2006, 05:04 PM
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thanks for answering some off my question and yes I would like to do some mods, but I had one question and that is what does egt stand for, also were can I go on the internet for the best mods and prices thanks
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Sorry i missed the thread man...but Welcome to the forum!!!!!

EGT stands for Exhaust Gas Tempurature. As far as where to go for the best mods and prices, YOU ARE ALREADY HOME!!!! lol

There are ample threads on here about mods, and if you have any further quesions, feel free to ask!!! Also, our site vendors such as Discount Power Parts, BD power, Cowboy Diesel Performance, etc, etc are AWSOME and will give you the best possible price if you actually contact them. A lot of times the price listed on their website is not as low as they can actually go...just private message, email, or call them up and they will help you out. Here is the link to our vendor area..... Marketplace
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egt- exhaust gas temp. check with some of our sponsors on prices for your mods.
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Old 07-28-2006, 05:19 PM
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thanks guys for all the anwsers and I will try to get the pic of my truck on here soon. thanks again and i'm sure i'll have more questions.
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Old 07-31-2006, 11:57 AM
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ValvolinePremiumBlueExtreme

Before I did my first oil change I did some searching. What I found was this stuff. http://www.valvoline.com/pages/produ...sp?product=113
It made a huge impression that Cummins was willing to lend their logo to the labeling of the product. Anyhow, I've been using this product in my PowerStroke, and in the past I used it in my Cummins w/ fine results. As far as additives in the "oil", I vote no. However, I use additives in my fuel. I've been using a combo equal to about 32oz. of "PowerService&MarvelMysteryOil" in every tank of fuel. I believe this is also doing some good things for the fueling path of my P.S.D. Oh yeah, there seems to also be a consensus among the PowerStroke and the Cummins guys that "FleetGuard/Stratopore" filters are at the top of the heap.
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