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Old 10-18-2012, 09:37 AM
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just bought 2007 need advice.

I just picked up a 2007 F-350. The truck has been given a clean bill of health by the dealer. I plan on doing the blue spring upgrade to the pressure regulator and I think I want to do the EGR delete. We have no inspection beyond a safety here on 2007 back over 8k gvwr so it would eliminate a big worry in my mind. Aside from basic monitoring which I already planned is there anything else I should do to make sure it's reliable? I do about 25k miles a year and 10-15 of that is with a trailer on.
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:07 AM
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5w40 synthetic oil with Motorcraft/Racor/Fram filters. (all made by Racor) Meticulous coolant maint. and switching to a Cat EC-1 rated ELC coolant. The oil coolers clog and cause other downstream damage like head gaskets. An IPR Gen2 EGR delete is the best out there and I would also install one of their full flow coolant filters.
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5w40 synthetic oil with Motorcraft/Racor/Fram filters. (all made by Racor) Meticulous coolant maint. and switching to a Cat EC-1 rated ELC coolant. The oil coolers clog and cause other downstream damage like head gaskets. An IPR Gen2 EGR delete is the best out there and I would also install one of their full flow coolant filters.
The NEW frams are not made by Racor... I would just stick with motorcraft/ racor. But this seems to be it.. Monitor everything and keep all your filters and fluids clean. Enjoy..
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:55 PM
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OK...so I am driving the truck on a dealer plate for the weekend. Take ownership Monday officially. So it starts and idles fine when it's cold,but has crap for power till it's warmed up. Been 40's out. I know I need to look at FICM voltage.....I don't have anything to monitor the truck yet unless a Diablosport Trinity will monitor the voltages? Also I've read 15/40 oil may cause this symptom. How true is that or would I be wasting $100? The dealer put in Mobile 1 but I don't know what weight.
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I know my truck is sluggish till its warmed up, but then again so am I.
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