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Old 05-28-2010, 05:07 PM
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Ok, I have a few questions for ya guys. To start off, how often should I change my fuel filters? My truck has 47K on it and I bet they have never been changed.

What does a "BB Mod" mean exactly?

Should I try to find a egr valve? Mine egr cooler was deleted and read on here that people's trucks were running better when leaving the valve in.

I am trying to figure out why we need a coolant bypass filter? Are the systems not sealed or something?

Could someone make a list of how often everything should be changed: tranny, coolant, filters, differential fluid, etc.?

Lastly, what tool do I use to adjust my headlights?

Sorry for all the questions guys! I am just in a learning curve with my truck. I wanna make sure I am taking care of everything to insure she lasts me a long time. Thanks so much is advanced guys. Everyone is so helpful on here and I appreciate everybody for that.
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Old 05-28-2010, 05:14 PM
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Ok, I have a few questions for ya guys. To start off, how often should I change my fuel filters? My truck has 47K on it and I bet they have never been changed.

What does a "BB Mod" mean exactly?

Should I try to find a egr valve? Mine egr cooler was deleted and read on here that people's trucks were running better when leaving the valve in.

I am trying to figure out why we need a coolant bypass filter? Are the systems not sealed or something?

Could someone make a list of how often everything should be changed: tranny, coolant, filters, differential fluid, etc.?

Lastly, what tool do I use to adjust my headlights?

Sorry for all the questions guys! I am just in a learning curve with my truck. I wanna make sure I am taking care of everything to insure she lasts me a long time. Thanks so much is advanced guys. Everyone is so helpful on here and I appreciate everybody for that.
1. Fuel filters every 10k or every other oil change.
2. .177mm bb placed in front of the fuel pressure regulator spring. Between the spring and the poppet valve...increases fuel pressure to between 60-70psi used for those who are experiencing low fuel pressure at wot...if the pressure drops below 45psi..hurts injectors.
3. Not sure about the EGR valve....although if you have an 05MY or later you will get a CEL condition unless you have a custom tune written to trick the PCM into thinking its still plugged in.
More to follow...
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Old 05-28-2010, 05:15 PM
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Thanks alot Moyock!!
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Do you think I should do the bb mod to ensure this doesn't happen?
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4. Your coolant system is a closed loop, however your engine block has casting sands from it's manufacturing process...along with silica fallout from the heated coolant (crystalizing effect)...these minerals can cause harm to your system internals...especially your oil cooler...if it becomes blocked due to casting sands...it can over heat your oil...and cause serious damage to your engine. A coolant bypass filter works to catch these minerals...International actually recalled their VT 365's to have them installed it got so bad.
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5. tranny fluid...use only Mercon SP or Mercon LV change every 30K dump 7.5 qts from drain plug (don't you just love that we have one)...then fill. Change the external filter every 15K. Coolant flush at 60K then 100k then every 50k after...use Motorcraft Premium gold or Valvoline Zerex G-05.
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Old 05-28-2010, 05:22 PM
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5. cont..oil filter every 5k (along with oil changes)...change the diffs (both fron and rear at 80k along with the transfer case).Don't forget to flush the power steering at 60k and flush the brake fluid every two years.
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Do you think I should do the bb mod to ensure this doesn't happen?
Hard to say...I wouldn't do anything until you know what your current pressure is...install a fuel pressure gauge Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums - MoyockPowerstroke's Album: Fuel Pressure Gauge Installed

After you know what your pressure is...and find that it is too low...then I would just get the Ford OEM updated Fuel Pressure Regulator kit with the new Blue fuel spring.
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Wow man, you know your $#!T!! I got alot to do!

Do you know where I can get a coolant bypass filter? Would I be able to install it myself?
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Wow man, you know your $#!T!! I got alot to do!

Do you know where I can get a coolant bypass filter? Would I be able to install it myself?
Thanks, believe me you will be contributing as much as you get from this site and others the more you become involved and actually fall in love with the 6.0L ...lol. You can put the kit together yourself for a little less...but it does require some research and good local sources...you can also pick a kit up from Dieselsite or DFUser...to name a couple....and Yes...this is an easy mod that you can do yourself. Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums - MoyockPowerstroke's Album: Coolant Bypass Filter
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