School is out and I'll be going off to college at the end of next month.
My truck has taken the beating of its life through the high school years. Fortunately this forum has helped me keep my truck running strong and saved me from making stupid choices that would have caused me to blow my engine and transmission by now
I have come to realise that all the racing, burnouts, mudding, curb hopping, and plane brutalness I have given my truck will eventually catch up with me so I have deiced to give it a little bit of love and make sure this thing lasts through collge with minimal problems. I will be about 5 hours from home (no garage, limited tools, and no place to really work on my truck except on occasional visits back home for holidays and such) so I can't have anything happening while I'm up there. I have decieded to do a mini-bulletproofing of my truck and clean it up a bit to ensure it will last though college.
I get out of school on May 8 and leave for college June 20 so in that time I plan on doing the following. It will start with a tear down of the top of the engine.
1. EGR Delete/Cooling System Flush (I have a pinhole in the back weld of the EGR cooler that is leaking down my block. It has gotten progressively worse in the past few weeks and I have added about 3 gallons of water (distilled) since. I may also add that I will never be buying Ford Gold Coolant again
I got a new oil cooler and egr cooler under warranty about a year ago and Ford flushed the engine with VC-9, I also have had a coolant filter on the truck for the past 5K miles and on both changes the filter was very clean, so I am not too worried about clogging up my oil cooler with just a distilled water/VC9 flush and switch to CAT EC-1 ELC (which I am picking up today after school
2. Clean The Turbo (Since the turbo will be coming off I figure I might as well go and see how the internals look. It was cleaned by the dealer when the EGR was replaced but I want to take it apat myself and see just want it looks like in there.)
Then everyhitng will go abck together with new gaskets on everything, fresh 5W-40 Full Syn Oil, CAT EC-1 ELC, new filters (oil, fuel, air (all Motorcraft))
I also want to paint a few things to make the engine compartment look a little nicer. I'm thinking of painting the CAC tubes the grey color like the Banks Kit and the Inatke Elbow bright red.
All opinions and ideas are gladly accepeted, I want your guys ideas and input on this. I will be doing a write-up and posting everything I do on this thread as I go.
Wish me luck.