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Old 06-27-2012, 08:50 PM
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Picking up a new truck on Saturday. What should I do to it?

I am picking up a truck on Saturday, pretty excited to go get it. I was planning on buying a truck, and then selling my current daily driver (Toyota Yaris, hate that car), and then putting the money toward bullet-proofing it. Just my luck, one of the trucks that I was looking at was bullet-proofed! The owner didn't even know it, but I had him read me the info off of the receipt, and called the shop (T&R Racing, in Simi Valley) to verify. Got lucky! The owner thinks he has the BP oil cooler as well, but the shop said it has a stocker. I'll see when I pick it up. I paid $21,500, and it has 94k on the clock. Not a bad deal, considering the bullet-proofing.

It's a 2005 F250 4x4, crew cab, short bed. It also has a 100 gallon auxiliary fuel tank, not sure if I'll keep that or not. It may interfere with a fifth wheel hitch, and will definitely make it hard to put mx bikes in the bed. It seems to have every option, and looks to be in decent shape. It also had a turbo replaced last year, and has new tires and brakes, and a hard tonneau cover.

I plan to do the normal stuff, unless he has a receipt that shows that it was done recently. I'm going to do the following:
- change oil and filter (Motorcraft filter)
- change the fuel filter (Motorcraft filter)
- change the differential fluids on both ends
- change the tranny oil
- flush the cooling system

Should I put some Rev-X in it also?

Any other things that I should do to it to freshen it up? I did some searching)

I'm stoked to get it! I can't wait to drive it, and get out of the Yaris.

Here are a few pics.





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sweet. is it studded? egr delete ect...
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gauges gauges gauges!!!!.....or edge insight lol
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sweet. is it studded? egr delete ect...
It is studded, but has a BP EGR cooler. (not delete) It went in first for a new oil cooler in 2010, they changed that, then it blew a head gasket. So, they did the BP egr cooler, new stock head gaskets, ARP head studs, and also had a reman turbo in the last year.

The owner says he is sure that they did the BP (Neal Technologies) remote oil cooler the second time, but the guy at T&R Performance checked his records, and doesn't have the BP oil cooler noted. But, I'll find out for sure when I pick it up. I'm thinking of doing that if it is a stocker, since I have some money ear marked for some maintenance.

I was stoked that it had already been bullet-proofed, saves me about $5800!

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gauges gauges gauges!!!!.....or edge insight lol
Good call, I bought one (Edge Insight CTS), and it shipped today. I should have it on Saturday.
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It is studded, but has a BP EGR cooler. (not delete) It went in first for a new oil cooler in 2010, they changed that, then it blew a head gasket. So, they did the BP egr cooler, new stock head gaskets, ARP head studs, and also had a reman turbo in the last year.

The owner says he is sure that they did the BP (Neal Technologies) remote oil cooler the second time, but the guy at T&R Performance checked his records, and doesn't have the BP oil cooler noted. But, I'll find out for sure when I pick it up. I'm thinking of doing that if it is a stocker, since I have some money ear marked for some maintenance.

I was stoked that it had already been bullet-proofed, saves me about $5800!



Good call, I bought one (Edge Insight CTS), and it shipped today. I should have it on Saturday.
Best thing you could have done. The rest of your list is good too. Then drive it for a while and see if anything else needs to be addressed like ball joints, etc.
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The Monitor is the keystone of successful 6.0L ownership. And it sounds like you've got a well maintained truck, with most of the bullet-proofing knocked out. Lucky find.

After you get new fluids and filters in there, and enjoy the truck for a while.
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Thanks, guys.

Should I put some Rev-X in it when I change the oil?

Any other tips or tricks for trucks with some mileage on them that I should also do when I give her the once over?

I'm going to have her checked out at a local diesel performance shop also, to make sure that everything is in order.

I appreciate all of the input!
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That is a great looking truck congrats! You are definitely lucky finding one with a lot of work done already to it.

IMO I'd hold off on the Rev-X and just change it over to a quality 5w-40 synthetic like Rotella T6, Mobil 1 TDT, etc. I wouldn't do Rev-X unless you notice stiction when it's cold out.
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That is a great looking truck congrats! You are definitely lucky finding one with a lot of work done already to it.

IMO I'd hold off on the Rev-X and just change it over to a quality 5w-40 synthetic like Rotella T6, Mobil 1 TDT, etc. I wouldn't do Rev-X unless you notice stiction when it's cold out.
Thanks, good advice! I'll see how she runs cold, and then think about doing it later.
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IMO the Rev-X couldn't hurt. Throw a couple of bottles in the first time and let it clean things up real good. It helps more than just injector stiction.
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