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post #1 of 14 Old 05-27-2009, 07:29 AM Thread Starter
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First diesel owner questions

2004 F250 crew cab 6.0l 70k 2wd
alright I'll list them off I tried seaching but did not find anything:

When doing around 50 or more and letting my foot of the gas it seems like the truck shuts off I can't hear the diesel motor but when i put my foot on the pedal some it turns back on or when i come down to about 20mph, is that right?

How long do I need to let the truck idle before driving/ before shutting it off? I heard that the turbo needs to spool down and let things cool off a little bit?

Cheapest place to get a ford fuel filter kit?

I'm not sure about the tranny if it's been flushed before should i go ahead and do it sometimes it feels like it's slipping but not 100% I do not want to have to replace it right now.

good place to get an extended warranty for motor and tranny.


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I have a Std 6.0L and a fuel flow meter onboard. When I take my foot off the trottle, while driving on the highway, the diesel flow gauge goes to zero everytime. Now, I never noticed this till I programmed my truck, but I love it going down the hill at no flow to the engine. I don't think the automatics will do this because they have a fluid coupling. When I drive my truck around the heat in the exhaust hardly amount to any so I just shutdown when I arrive. I never Idle my diesels for any reason other then charging the batteries. When I haul on the highway I plan my shutdown, I hold back the heat while slowing down to the reststop, I find the turbo coolsdown much faster at 2000 RPM and the fuel flow down to zero than idling it at 700RPM and the fuel flow at 1GPH. So I just shut her down as I am ready to walk out the door. I have done that with my volks for the last 20 Years and never had any turbo failures yet. Synthetic oils will be much better for this appication, they breakdown at much higher temperatures.

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Wich filter do you use, theres a choice between motorcraft - racor - prime guard.
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sorry also it's an automatic trans
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I stick to the Motorcraft filters in everything!
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One thing I did notice with this 6.0L ford, the air cleaner never shows any dirt at the inlet. All my previous GM diesels use to need a filter change at every oil change. so I went to K&N filters and washed them out. I have 2 years of use on this one since I bought the truck and there was 2 flies, that I removed from it the other day. And I have a Zoodad modification that I cut a large hole behind the left horizontal bar in the grill. So Far the boost is great so I will just stay with this filter for a while yet. I have used the Motocraft and Fram oil fiters so far. The Motocraft are selling on Ebay as a set. I am questioning the worth of the PG's and will use them If I get good comments.

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I think the "shutting off" your hearing is your torque converter staying locked up. As your slowing down your transmission is staying in gear with the converter locked up so the truck can use the engine to help it slow down. When you reach a certain speed the convertor unlocks and the engine starts to idle. That's what mine does atleast. Keep your eye on your tach next time your slowing down, I'll bet it drops down to about 1000 rpm as you start to hear the engine again.
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