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Love my new truck, now what?
I just picked up an 04 F-250 King Ranch Crew Cab and am loving it. It has 91k miles on it, 5-speed auto, 4x4. It is a very clean, well maintained truck formerly owned by a local seed salesman.
Now that I've got the truck, are there any things I should do to it right away? For instance, the 00 - 02 Dodges are notorious for having lift pump issues so a fuel pressure gauge is a must have to protect the injector pump. Any similar issues on the 6.0 Powerstroke? I know that the entire front end was rebuilt recently and the exhaust was replaced with straight pipes. The previous owner never had any injector issues so I think I got one of the "good ones." The truck has off-road, towing and camper packages - I assume the camper package is just upgraded rear springs?
Right now I am just using this truck as a daily driver - 40 mile round trip commute on 55mph 2 lane highways, flat to gently rolling terrain. On the trip home from the dealership on similar roads my computer display read 20.8 mpg over the 50 mile trip. How optimistic is the computer mileage?