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post #1 of 44 Old 10-20-2007, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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I am new to diesels. I have a 2000 7.3L psd. I put a K&N FIPK intake system on it as soon as I got it. Now I am reading that this is the worst intake because it lets too much particles through. I live in Florida and there is dust and sand everywhere. Should I be concerned?
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Yes..you should be concerned. Swap out the filter with something else and you should be OK...or do the tymar DIY intake.


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I am new to diesels. I have a 2000 7.3L psd. I put a K&N FIPK intake system on it as soon as I got it. Now I am reading that this is the worst intake because it lets too much particles through. I live in Florida and there is dust and sand everywhere. Should I be concerned?

Your correct it is a bad intake. I have pictures of what sand does to a K&N air filter. The same filter you have on your truck. Let me try and get them uploaded on here for you.

I replaced the K&N filter with a tymar filter but used the K&N intake tube.


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The intake system you bought isn't all bad.. just the filter. Replace the filter with something else and you should have a good unit.

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-- maybe get an AFE Proguard 7 filter... either dry or oiled, whichever suites your taste...
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Maintenance

Theanks everyone I have just removed my K&N filter. I just purchased a Tymor filter to hook onto the tube that I have. Since I am new to diesels I have to ask: What is the appropriate maintanence I change the oil every 3000 miles, add lucas stabilizer. I have read stuff about the coolant and causing holes in the cylinder walls?
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Your correct it is a bad intake. I have pictures of what sand does to a K&N air filter. The same filter you have on your truck. Let me try and get them uploaded on here for you.

I replaced the K&N filter with a tymar filter but used the K&N intake tube.
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I've got a sock that K&N makes over my filter but want to feel the added insurance if ya know what I meen

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Theanks everyone I have just removed my K&N filter. I just purchased a Tymor filter to hook onto the tube that I have. Since I am new to diesels I have to ask: What is the appropriate maintanence I change the oil every 3000 miles, add lucas stabilizer. I have read stuff about the coolant and causing holes in the cylinder walls?
Every 3000-4000 miles is a good average. As far as the coolant... let me see if I can find the thread with some of that info

see if this thread helps... maintancence schedule

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Theanks everyone I have just removed my K&N filter. I just purchased a Tymor filter to hook onto the tube that I have. Since I am new to diesels I have to ask: What is the appropriate maintanence I change the oil every 3000 miles, add lucas stabilizer. I have read stuff about the coolant and causing holes in the cylinder walls?
It's a good idea to change the filter if you want peace of mind, but I'll tell you that I have the K&N system on my 7.3 work truck and I drive it a lot in dusty conditions. The K&N filter has performed very well. I frequently check for dust getting through, and there is none. It actually filters better if you let it stay a little dirty.

Having said all that, I have no experience with sand, so it could be the other guys are right about that.

As for the coolant, you need to check it with a test kit and add the additive if it needs it (I think its called DCA). You can get the kits at any big truck dealer, or you can try your local Ford dealer.

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Theanks everyone I have just removed my K&N filter. I just purchased a Tymor filter to hook onto the tube that I have. Since I am new to diesels I have to ask: What is the appropriate maintanence I change the oil every 3000 miles, add lucas stabilizer. I have read stuff about the coolant and causing holes in the cylinder walls?
If you are running the green coolant then yes you need to test you coolant for sca with test strips if its low you add the conditioner. If you have the gold coolant you are supposed to be able to get away without testing but I would anyway. Powerstrokes are prone to cavitation or pitting of the walls and can cause leaks without the additive.

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