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post #1 of 12 Old 06-24-2009, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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How new am I?

Well, I just drove my new truck home a couple of hours ago. I'm thinking that's pretty green!

I found this forum while I was researching the Powerstoke option. This isn't my first Ford and it's not my first big truck, but it is my first diesel. So, I was trying to find out as much as I could before diving in.

Now that I have dove in, I am the proud new owner of an 06 F250 4x4, certified and just turning 18k on the odometer while driving it home. I'm pretty excited about this truck, it's mint!

Any practical maintenance info that a former gas guy needs to know would be greatly appreciated!
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Congrats and

Keep your oil changed every 5k, use motorcraft oil and filters, feul filters every other oil change, and enjoy!!!!

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Keep your oil changed every 5k, use motorcraft oil and filters, feul filters every other oil change, and enjoy!!!!
I'm with Ian! Congrats on the New ride and welcome to the ORG!
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Good advise so far. 6.0L's live on clean fuel, clean oil, and clean air... They can be less than forgiving motors when these requirements aren't met...

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Welcome to the Addiction, um I mean Org! This is my first diesel too. I absolutely love it! I can not for the life of me figure out why I waited so long!

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welcome to the .org, good choice on model year
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Thanks guys!

Is the fuel filter a 'do it yourself' job or do I have to take it in for that? I don't even know what it looks like on this truck.

My other car is a 65 Nova wagon, and I replaced the fuel filter on that when I dropped the new engine in, but cars were different way back when.
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Welcome to the Org bud... glad to see another socal member on here... you might want to join our local club as well.. we do aloto f meet n greets Entrance

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Thanks guys!

Is the fuel filter a 'do it yourself' job or do I have to take it in for that? I don't even know what it looks like on this truck.

My other car is a 65 Nova wagon, and I replaced the fuel filter on that when I dropped the new engine in, but cars were different way back when.
yep, easy job. the primary filter (big one) or Horizontal Fuel Conditioning Module is on the inside of the frame rail almost directly under the drivers door. the secondary filter is under the hood to the right of the oil filter. filters are cheaper on ebay or from International, this is their part #-Fuel Filter Kit - #1847170C92 (or #1847170C93). heres a good write up...

Fuel Filter change on the 6.0

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