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Old 04-22-2008, 07:59 PM
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Does anyone have a write up on changing the air filters on these 6.0. I just did one at work on a work truck and it was a total *****. Lol i'm a 7.3 guy as u can see in my sig....
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Old 04-22-2008, 08:35 PM
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Use ONLY OEM filters (which are made by Donaldson).
No aftermarket unless you are heavily modded (over 500 hp).
"Change air filter when filter minder shows the need (in the manual).
I change mine more often, to be safe - most say it isn't necessary."

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Does anyone have a write up on changing the air filters on these 6.0. I just did one at work on a work truck and it was a total *****. Lol i'm a 7.3 guy as u can see in my sig....
Haha, I agree they are a PITA to get out and put in.
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Use ONLY OEM filters (which are made by Donaldson).
No aftermarket unless you are heavily modded (over 500 hp).
"Change air filter when filter minder shows the need (in the manual).
I change mine more often, to be safe - most say it isn't necessary."

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man Im gonna have to disagree with that statement 100%. You dont need to be heavily modded to install an intake. Ill tell you what to do, Go to the vendor page call around and get an AFE drop in replacement. The stock box will flow enough for a bolt on truck. Its around 60-70 bucks and simple but time consuming to install.
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Old 04-24-2008, 07:05 PM
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What benefit are you looking for by spending the $$'s for an aftermarket intake? Studies have been done to show that you do not gain hp or mpg w/ an aftermarket intake (until you add other mods).

Here is one study worth looking at. Yes, this study was using an AC Delco filter, but the Ford Donaldson air filter is even better than the AC Delco. The comparison holds true. I have also read articles on measured hp that show no real world gains. I have yet to see anyone w/ a stock truck post statistically valid numbers showing a benefit from aftermarket air filters. There are much better mods to spend $$'s on than this (unless you like the looks of some RAM AIR style intakes OR the ease of filter change).

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Some additional reading (hope the links are working):
K&N why so bad? - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
Best Cold-Air Intake Brand for 6.0? - Page 2 - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

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This is a company truck i don't wanna mod this. Its a F-450 with a dump bed.
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