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Greetings From a Newbie

Howdy, folks! I'm brand new to this forum so I just wanted to say hello. I'm not new to diesel ownership as I have owned a couple of Dodges with the Cummins turbo diesel in the past, but this is my first Ford Powerstroke (not my first Ford, just my first Powerstroke). It's a showroom condition 2008 with a 6.4L that is totally stock. It has just over 54K miles on it and so far I love it.

While I have great respect for you guys (and gals) with all the power mods, etc, I prefer to keep mine stock and quiet. But for you folks that like to roll smoke and rattle the windows, I say hammer down. More power to you in every sense of the word.

Now then, as a new Powerstroke owner, are there any issues I need to be on the lookout for? For example, in the case of the Cummins in the Dodge, the biggest and most common gripe I always saw was the lift pump in the fuel system. Anything like that or anything else I should watch for in the Ford? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I know this site is a wealth of knowledge from the experience of other owners so I am looking forward to a lot of reading in the days to come.
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On the newer trucks, keep an eye out for water leaks due to the radiator and/or hoses. Make sure your truck has all the TSB's done. These trucks perform better on the hwy then they do city driving. Proper maintenance is a must, including regularly checking the water separator as they do not play well with water in the fuel.

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Thanks, guys, for the quick response. I appreciate the tip and will do the things you suggest. I'm the kind of person who'd rather spend the extra time and cash to keep things in good working order. Even the most minor issues I jump on quickly. We all pay a lot of money for our trucks so just like you, I want to keep mine in good shape. Obviously there are always the unplanned, no warning things that happen, but to the best of my ability, it won't be due to a lack of maintenance.
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By the way, smotrs, really nice looking rig.
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You too, SuperCrutyPS. Nice rig.
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The fuel system needs to be maintained more than the old Powerstroke. Because it is a high pressure common rail it needs to be CLEAN and water free.

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By the way, smotrs, really nice looking rig.
Thanks and I'm sure SuperCrutyPS thanks you as well.

Be sure to post pictures when you get some.

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