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Actually the Prime Guard filters at the above link work great and are a whole lot cheaper than the Motorcraft or Racor. Don't be afraid to use them.
While a coolant filter is a great addition it is really more important to flush the cooling system and replace the Ford Gold coolant with an ELC coolant (red) from Cat, Rotella, Fleetrite, Zerex, Texaco. The Ford coolant contains silicates which tend to gell from the heat of the egr cooler and are largely responsible for the oil cooler clogging problem with the 6.0. The ELC contains no silicates and is good for 300k miles without any additives so it is pretty much a lifetime antifreeze. That nips the oil cooler clogging problem at the source.
Lots of guys are having really good results with the Rotella T5 10w30 and it is pretty cheap at Wally World. I prefer to use Amsoil myself. You want to run either a 5w40 or a 5 or 10w30.
Don't baby your 6.0, run it hard. It needs to be worked and the turbo needs to see full boost on a regular basis. If it doesn't it will end up with soot build up that prevents the VGT vanes from working.
There is all kinds of information on this site that will help with whatever goals you set for your truck. You can spend an awful lot of time here just reading and learning about your truck, what works and what doesn't.
Enjoy your new truck and welcome to the org!
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