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Old 05-06-2009, 07:03 PM
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new guy in town

ok as the title says im new to the ford deal.....always been a die hard chevy man still am but i bought me a 2004 6.0 diesel, auto, 4x4, all the blah blah lol is there anything i need to know about these trucks to keep it goin for 200k

how many quarts of oil does it hold?
wheres the cheapest air filter?.....walmarts is 73 for a fram JEEZ
and how often do i change the fuel, air, oil?
any advice will help thanks

oh and i dont have an owners manual thats why im askin everyone lol
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Best you can do is search this forum. It will save you allot of finger stain and give you more answerers in a shorter amount of time.

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You will learn never to cheep out with the 6.0. You will want to kill your self..... Always get ford replacement parts. FORD!!!!!! fuel, oil, air filters. especialy the oil filter and fuel FORD filters.

If you want to get aftermarket air filter you will dust your turbo. Nothing filters the dirt better than stock. No one has said otherwise. But you can get AM air filter if you want. S&B filter the most. But not as much as stock.

just the basix.....
ARP STUDS!!! #1!!!!!!!!
FULL egr delete. straight line exhaust. SCT!!!!!!!!YYYYAA.

This will set you truck up to endless enjoyment.

This is all just the "basic"(MUST DO) common sense with the 6.0.
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I'm like you...I just bought an '03 6.0 F350 Dually...BTW I love it!
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O and Mercon SP trans oil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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welcome to the org man
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Welcome to the ORG!!!

To answer your questions.

Like it was said use Motorcraft filters Oil, air and Fuel

The truck holds 15 quarts of oil

I change mine every 10k, but I run sythetic oil.

Change the fuel filter every 10 to 15k

Replace the air filter when it gets dirty

You do not need to put in new head studs right off the bat, as a matter of fact you may never need them changed.

Get yourself some guages, Pyro, trans temp and boost.

Put on a 4" turbo back exhaust and the get yourself an SCT with Innovative Diesel Tunes.

And last but not least enjoy your truck!

Hope this helps.
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well what do yall recomend is the best air intake cause 4 air filters and i can have one lol and gosh dang 15 quarts? jeez i thought the duramax helt alot at 10 oh well and what else is the best exhaust for the money
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If you want the truck to last I would just leave it stock. As soon as you start programming it you run the risk of blowning the head gaskets and EGR failures. As for filters only use motorcraft for oil and fuel.
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well what do yall recomend is the best air intake cause 4 air filters and i can have one lol and gosh dang 15 quarts? jeez i thought the duramax helt alot at 10 oh well and what else is the best exhaust for the money
Leave the stock intake as it's the best intake filtering wise for the 6.0. The best quality exhaust is a stainless steel MBRP exhaust.
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