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post #1 of 23 Old 12-21-2012, 12:55 AM Thread Starter
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New Owner 2010 f250

Hey there,

I just bought a 2010 f-250 XLT 4x2 with 30000 miles on it and a 1st time diesel owner.
I love the truck and plan to keep it stock. Mostly a daily ride to and from work about 44 miles in total. No heavy towing or dogging out the motor....

Now that I've bought this truck, and seen all the negative youtube videos and on this forum.
Have I screwed myself by buying a money pit???

I need some positive reinforcement that a made a good purchase???

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nice looking truck...just remember to take care of her and she will take care of u..do all the maintance dont slack...slap a coolant filter on her...flush it out put in ELC coolant

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I'd be finding a tuner, EGR delete and exhaust to put back for after warranty expires since it's gonna be real hard to find them soon. That way you can delete all the emissions junk and make the truck more reliable.

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Nice purchase. Truck looks good. You made a good purchase. These newer diesel trucks all suffer from the same disease... Emissions crap. They are not good for the longevity of a motor because of the regen process/EGR. Basically the regen process can cause fuel dilution in your oil causing issues later down the road. Also with the short trips to work, you will probably clog your dpf in time. Best advise is to tune the truck and dump the DPF. This will give you better mileage and prevent dilution. EGR delete is another good mod, but isnt 100% necessary because the tuner will disable the EGR. You can still experience cooler failure over time if you dont delete the egr/coolers though. Tuning has the ability to increase your HP, but if you dont want big HP, you just run the truck on the low power tunes and you will be fine.

Make sure you keep up with your maintenance including draining the water sep. every month.

You bought a good truck, that will last you a long time if you take care of it.

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I love mine and had no intention of waiting for the warranty to expire to tune after I found out that the majority of the items that break would be removed.

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Thank you so much guys, for the information on this truck.
My warranty expires in March and with all the advise. Going to delete the DPF and with some more researching.
I'm leaning on getting a Spartan Tuner with Flo-Pro CAT/DPF delete pipe. I want to keep the stock exhaust and tail pipe on.
My priority is to increase the mpg and prolong the life span on the motor. Would like to keep the truck for ten years if possible.
Going to also put a coolant filter and flush the system. It gets a little hot down here in Houston TX.?
Just don't know what type of coolant to put in it? ELC?????

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An ELC coolant with an EC-1 rating.

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Have you considered an egr block off, in my opinion it's a must. I also did the dpf cat delete leaving my stock muffler and tailpipe, still very quiet but truck breathes much better
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Need to do some more researching on the blocked EGR.
Thanks Dhanna on the coolant...
I just realized.... with all these mods. Is my truck going to pass the state emissions test??? Lol

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No problem I don't think it will pass but not sure how your guys emissions tests go since I don't have to do them. If you don't mind the work, you could leave the EGR system alone, get a DPF delete pipe and tune and just swap the DPF back on when you have to have inspected. Kind of a pain but IMO would be worth it.

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