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Old 04-17-2012, 09:53 PM
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Bulletproofing question

Hello everyone. Just bought an 06' f250 king ranch, and have been reading all the bulletproofing stickies. Mine has 125,000 miles, no sign of problems through the oasis report, and no modifications. Is it feasible to start bulletproofing one piece at a time, or better to just flush and replace the coolant and save up until I can afford the entire kit? Thanks for your help.
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:15 PM
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You need to start with gauges something like the Edge Insight CTS to tell you the health of the motor and a coolant filter to remove the casting sand then go from there, the get a fuel pressure gauge because fuel pressure under 45lbs at WOT kills injectors. Use ONLY Ford or Racor filters.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:55 PM
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You can do it one piece at a time, but it's going to be easier/cheaper/less time to just do all the big stuff once, while it's torn down....Studs/gaskets/egr delete or bullet proof/oil cooler/coolant flush/stc,stand pipes, dummy plugs.....

I agree that some way to watch vitals is nessecary
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:49 AM
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If I had just bought a truck with a nice clean history I'd have a monitor on it. Right away, no waiting. Just because the history is good and it's running well doesn't mean it's healthy. After having the monitor and verifying that the truck is healthy I'd start buying parts as I find deals on them and install them all at once when you need to address a problem... if the truck waits that long. Having to go in twice to do an oil cooler and EGR then again to do standpipes ect won't impress you.

Having said that if something NEEDS to be done don't put it off because you don't have all the parts you'd LIKE to put in. If you put off something that needs to be done until you have the money to do it PLUS the extras all at once you'll regret that too.

I guess what I'm saying is start with a monitor and see where that takes you. You'll see a problem coming for a month or two if you have a monitor and you'll be able to find the parts you need before the impending problem takes something else out with it.
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