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post #1 of 18 Old 07-21-2014, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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Hello- new deisel owner here (F250 7.3 2001 149k miles). Bought the truck used a couple months ago and have done a bunch to it that's expected, transmission flush, oil changes, differential fluid change, transaxle flush, 4" stainless magnaflow turbo back exhaust, and maybe some other little things I can't remember. Point of this thread is I'm looking for (oh ya - re greased front hubs) stuff that is commonly forgtten that may make a difference down the road. I have to do my pinion seal soon but does anyone have any ideas or history they'd like to share about stuff that should have been done and was put off until it broke or stuff they think the average person doesn't consider?? My goal with this truck is to make her last and I'm wondering about what can be done to ensure that happens?

For instance Change " X ", it'll save you down the road.

Or Don't do " X " cause it'll screw the truck up!

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You might want to clean out the EBP tube. The soot may be caked up inside and with the tube clean you can sometime regain lost MPG's.

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Crank case vent mod, and dump the oil out of the IC, clean/replace IC boots as necessary

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Check your up pipes. If they are leaking replace them with bellowed ones. If you tow I suggest installing a 6.0 trans cooler, and a good set of gauges. Also a new compressor wheel for the turbo will eliminate surge. Turbo surge is very damaging to your turbo and it also gives it a little bump in power. Use a good synthetic oil like shell t6 and motorcraft filters.

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Good stuff! Appreciate it gents! All good stuff
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What's the EBT tube?
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Exhaust back pressure tube?
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Exhaust back pressure tube?
Exactly. Thats it.

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leveling kit
35" tires
Donaldson Replacement 6637 Filter
Diamond eye 4" TB
ts6 with informant6 monitor
180/30 full force diesel injectors
d66 turbo
Riff Raff HPX and FRX
valair clutch
Zoodad Mod
Cam-locker toolbox
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I just replaced my steering stabilizer. Once I had the old one out I could pump it like an accordion and make musical squishing noises. I don't know much about shocks but I'm pretty sure the old one was bad. I only went for a quick drive and the difference was quite noticeable. I aimed for potholes and took the bumpiest route and no more warble or bump steer...and I just used a Rancho 5000 stabilizer. I can only imagine what kind of difference there will be when my Rancho 9000XLs get here and I get them installed.

This isn't exactly something for increasing the longevity of the truck itself but it will definitely improve the ride. The reason I decided to replace the suspension was that my wife bought me a set of Cooper ATPs for my birthday and it improved the ride so much I wanted to see how much more smooth I could get the truck. I know it's a truck...but the tires made it feel like a Caddy compared to the cruddy mud terrains that were on it before. I can also hear myself think inside the cab.
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Crank case vent mod, and dump the oil out of the IC, clean/replace IC boots as necessary


351fifty- can you explain to me what this stuff is? IC boots and such?
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