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Old 01-16-2012, 01:55 PM
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so I bought my first powerstroke-

I sold my DMAX and bought an 08 f250 FX4 loaded with 46000 miles on it for 26 grand which i thought was a pretty darn good deal. My build date was like june of 07. So I am going to assume its a Job 1?
Should I have passed on the Job 1? What should I look for and watch out for and are there any recalls that I should see if they need to be done or have been?
Also is it really true that the Job2 Valance makes that much difference, I have read that some guys say the addition of the valance makes a 1-2mpg difference....
Any insight and help would be appreciated. Thanks guys glad to be here.
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:03 PM
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i think the main thing is the radiator leak there could be some more but not sure. Now i havent read anything about the valance
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:20 PM
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heres some guys discussing the larger air dam. Guys have hand calculated that it makes a difference..
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:38 PM
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OH i see, i have seen with some with the bigger ones and i just think it is to much
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:44 PM
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I sold my DMAX and bought an 08 f250 FX4 loaded with 46000 miles on it for 26 grand which i thought was a pretty darn good deal. My build date was like june of 07. So I am going to assume its a Job 1?
Should I have passed on the Job 1? What should I look for and watch out for and are there any recalls that I should see if they need to be done or have been?
Also is it really true that the Job2 Valance makes that much difference, I have read that some guys say the addition of the valance makes a 1-2mpg difference....
Any insight and help would be appreciated. Thanks guys glad to be here.
Congrats. You purchased a great vehicle. Just do your normal fluid checks as you would do on any vehicle, look for leaks from time to time, and you will be fine. Have the dealer check it out if you're concerned. There are TSBs for the early builds.

Enjoy the truck.
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:47 PM
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Congrats. You purchased a great vehicle. Just do your normal fluid checks as you would do on any vehicle, look for leaks from time to time, and you will be fine. Have the dealer check it out if you're concerned. There are TSBs for the early builds.

Enjoy the truck.
Thanks bud! Yeah so far i love it! Just gotta do some mods to get the fuel mileage up to snuff, once thats done i will be SUPPPPPER happy!
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:41 PM
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I bought a job 1 year and half ago w 33000 miles and now have 51000 miles so far no problems and love the truck. Hope you have good luck and enjoy.
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:10 PM
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Best to be diligent on the maintenance- fuel filters/oil. Esp if you still have emissions crap!
Ive heard about the valance as well, could be worth it if you could find one cheap (free) somewhere.
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Old 01-16-2012, 05:20 PM
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You'll really like the truck. As mentioned, keep an eye on fluid levels, be vigilant with your maintenance schedule and drain your water separator regularly.

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Old 01-17-2012, 06:44 AM
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thanks everyone! I hope its a good truck and that i can get the mpgs up a little!
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