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Old 01-07-2011, 06:52 AM
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Need a Checklist -- 07 4x4 Dually

Alright, bear with me here, first post so I want to make it a good one.

My father has a 2007 4x4 Dually long bed, he uses it to mainly only tow his 35' fifth wheel, which he does maybe twice a year at the most. It's got 26k on the clock.

He is a 68 year old retired Research Chemist that firmly believes in 'maintenance, as outlined by Ford ... they know better than I do'.

Anyway, they (Mom and Dad) drove here for Christmas and I was informed that in 18 months, when they turn 70, they've decided that they are going to be too 'senior' to be pulling 35' of fifth wheel around and are going to be selling me the truck at a deep discount (basically free), so that I can use it to tow my big boat around.

They're bringing it back to Indiana in June, and pop's has informed me that we are going to do a Tranny fluid filter change, and fuel filter change.

So, here's where the checklist comes in. As I already know that it's going to be mine, I've offered ... while he's here ... to do needed 'upgrades' to the truck to prolong it's life for when I have it, and keep it in the pristine condition that it currently is (it's currently under a cover, in his garage, until he brings it back out this way).

I'm thinking Coolant filter, the 13 quart tranny fluid change, fuel filters.

Anything else I should do while it's here? I have 5+ months to get any needed parts, fluids, etc.

Recommendations are appreciated, links to websites, etc.

TIA
-Indy
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The tranny isnt due till 60k so dont jack with it, unless it has the remote filter (I believe the 07s do not) change that every 30k.
The truck doesnt have a coolant filter unless your father has installed a kit. Which is a great idea if he hasnt.
The fuel filters (one one top of engine one in frame rail with water seperator) change every 15k.
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Good catch!



Oil change.

Home - Diesel Filters,Additives,brake rotors, and brake pads for Chevy, Dodge and Ford Diesel Trucks is a great place to get filters.

I thought the trans fluid is to be changed at or before 30,000 miles and so on...

I got Mercon LV for my fluid change here.
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How To Get More Than 8 To 7 Quarts


Google search the egr system and what options you can do about it. My first action about it was to unplug the egr valve to stop the egr flow. Then later on I modified the up-pipe that feeds the egr system.


Coolant filters.
http://store.gogodiesel.com/index.ph...6uk0jksr80c6n7

http://www.dieselsite.com/index.asp?...ROD&ProdID=324

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I forgot to mention, this is a bone stock rig.

His theory has (and will always be at this stage) "If Ford wanted that on their, they'd have done it'. LOL
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im sure the fuel may have degraded a bit. Put some diesel kleen white bottle in the fuel to clean it out.
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Been awhile, but I've finally gotten the truck.... just rolled over 31k on the drive to bring it home.

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Wow, great looking truck. I would just keep up with the routine maintenance and check into bulletproofing the truck so you won't have any issues down the road. I would first get some gauges or a CTS so you can see whats going on.
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Sounds like my dad before I got the truck.

"if ford says it it must be true"

Yea right...

Truth is that a lot of other stuff has to before to really prevent the truck from having long term problems.
-Synthetic Oil $80
-SCT Custom Tuner $400
-EGR Delete $189
-Coolant Filter $150

Use some type of additive in your fuel to keep it well lubricated and the cetane up.
Search zoodad mod and CCV mod on here. Their a few cheap ones to do yourself. Other than that you should be old to go.


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Wow that is clean


First thing I would do it get a monitoring solution like a scangauge2, Edge CS, or Edge CTS..
The CTS is the most favored!

Then get a coolant filter on it ASAP to start cleaning any crap in the cooling system.
What kind of coolant is in there, Gold or Red ELC?
I bet Gold if your dad has the Ford is Gold theory

I believe that coolant needs to be changed every 30k miles.

Then go to the above mods Mike just posted
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Ok, just ordered an Edge CTS, and a coolant filter kit.

No idea what coolant is in it, although I'd bet it's whatever came with the truck. I'm going on a road trip in a week, so I'll have to wait to flush the coolant and that junk when I get home.


Oh, and he's always run 'Power Service' cetane booster in it, every fill up. Gave me a buttload of it, already pre-measured. :LOL:
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