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New to me 07 6.0L, need some advice
Hi guys, I recently bought an 07 f250 cc sb 2wd, lariat, grey/grey. It has only 43k miles on it, and Im the fourth owner. I read the thread "Every 6.0 owner should know this" or something like that, and I feel much better about owning this truck now.
I picked up Motorcraft oil, and a motorcraft filter, and am locating some Cat EC1 coolant. Where do I get the Restore/restore + and is it absolutely necessary to use it when flushing the ford coolant out?
Ive done the zoodad mod, and made a little screen to cover the hole to keep bugs out, which was a big deal on my 02 7.3L truck. Are there any mods, that are cheap, and easy for the driveway mechanic that can help the truck with mpg? Im averaging 16.7mpg/city and 20-22mpg hwy running 70-65mph.
I read something about a coolant filter system. Is it necessary if i switch over to the Cat ec1 coolant? If so, where can I get it at?
Im pretty sure with the truck having low miles, there arent any issues with the EGR or the oil cooler being clogged.
Is there any suggestions anyone can make to help me make sure the truck lasts me lets say, 15 years? I don't need a programmer with a race tune, I have a race car. The truck is 2wd, so it wont see off road play. Its mostly a daily driver, and on occassion a tow pig.
I am a machinist for the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board. Ive been an inside machinist for 5 years now, and a 1st class one for 2 of those years. We have the tools to check threads, like I said, Im lazy.
07' F250 CC SB 2wd 43k miles
02' CC SB 2wd 225k miles
94' 5.0 GT 135k miles