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just bought a 04 F250 yesterday with 57,000 mikes yesterday. i havee been doin alot of research on what problems they have and general maintinence. im readin i should buy a egr delete kit. where can i get one and will it cause me to throw codes? also what oil should i use? i hear rotella is the best for diesels. what other small aftermarket things should i look into? i am staying away from tuners and programmers. however all i plan to do is get a exhaust system and intake. with two gauges. any other suggestions? anything is appreciated. oh ya great site
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First Coast Diesel has the best delete kit out there but it will throw a code without some custom tunes. I wouldn't be hesitant to get a tuner, with custom tunes they are very safe. I wouldn't waste your money on a intake, you don't really need it.

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this is my first nice truck and i have heard way to many horror stories however i am ok if there are some "safe" tunes that will not put my reliability in danger.
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I am running a 140hp tune on stock head bolts and I still have my egr

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egr delete is expensive!
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Everything about these trucks is expensive.....

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*4" TB Exhaust
*Scangauge
*SCT
*Bulletproof Diesel oil bypass
*Bulletproof Diesel water pump
*Tuned FICM
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i just got done changing the oil and it wasnt to bad. 59 bucks for 16 quarts and a filter. instead of rotella i used the mobil diesel blend. it was a dollar cheaper and was buy 1 gallon get one free so i lucked out. getting the windows tinted tommorow so im pretty happy bout that. im lookin in to gauges right now i think im gonna get a 2 pod pillar. prob gonna get a boost gauge and a egt gauge. where can i find a egt gauge? i found a monitor but i want a gauge.
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I would get a transmission temp. gauge before I went with the boost.

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*4" TB Exhaust
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*Tuned FICM

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what does that monitor?
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what does that monitor?
My bad. I posted that from my phone. I meant a Transmission temp gauge.

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*4" TB Exhaust
*Scangauge
*SCT
*Bulletproof Diesel oil bypass
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