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Newbie here. 1st post

Hello all. I just bought my first PowerStroke, an 01' F-250 crewcab. The truck isn't running right now and is currently in the shop getting a new starter and possibly a new flywheel.

I wanted to get a general idea about the powerstrokes from 99-03, concerning things like reliability, what to watch for, and also what is required in the way of normal or scheduled repairs and service.

Once I figure out a few things like what kind of oil I'm going to use for a 198,000 mile truck, and a few other basic things, I am going to start with a few mods and wanted some pointers there too. Tell me if I'm on the right track in considering a BullyDog programmer, an exhaust, and a cold air intake??? The truck looks like it has an aftermarket exhaust right now, and I'll find out exactly what exhaust is there.

Thanks for the post!!!
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Welcome to the addiction

Dont bother with the Bully Dog, get a custom tuned chip from PHP, DP, TW, TS, etc... do some searches around here and you will come up with TONS of info
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I agree with Wriott. i would stay away from bully dog and get a tw or dp chip
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