I just traded myself into a '07 F350 6.0L 4x4 w/ 88k. My father is a tech at a GM dealership, has been most of my life, and has been giving me some grief since I told him.
I'm still re-learning how to drive larger vehicles. My last two were an '08 Audi TT and a '05 MINI Cooper S. Needless to say that parking the last couple of days has been a trip, and I do a lot more walking now. I needed a better parts hauler, the TT just wasn't working out, and eventually a Jeep hauler for my '93 wrangler.
I've spent the last couple days cruising through this forum trying to learn more about these trucks, and hit these two threads (among others):
Write Up: Bullet-Proofing the 6.0L PSD.
Things to consider about owning a 6.0L
There is a lot of information to digest in those two alone, and I haven't made it through all of the replies to them yet.
I think I might have gotten most of the speed out of my system with the TT and the Cooper S. My current plans, as usual subject to change, is to make the truck a dependable DD and play with the jeep.
I do have a couple of questions right off the bat:
1)I got a Viper alarm with remote start, but the installer said there was no wait to start circuit. I don't know enough to say one way or the other, but to allow for the glow plugs, he set the alarm to have a 30 sec delay from ignition on to engine start. Is this long enough for those colder mornings? If there is a wait to start circuit, I'm more than willing to make it right myself or take it back and let the installer fix it.
2)Apart from the wheels, that I haven't decided if I like or hate, this truck looks stock. Is there a way to determine if the programming is still stock? Or what's in it if it isn't?
3)I have already picked up Purolater oil and fuel filters. I've always been taught that a new used vehicle gets fluids, filters, and tune-up first thing, including axle and transfer case fluid. I've since read that the oil filter should be a Motorcraft filter. Do the fuel filters also need to be motorcraft also? What about trans filters? BTW, which trans filters do I need? There was some confusion at the local Autozone.
I have some more questions, but I believe I can answer most of them with further reading.
Thanks in advance.