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Wondering if I used the wrong brand

Hello,

I just purchased my first Diesel Truck last Friday. It is a 2009 King Ranch 4 wheeel drive. Without reading alot on this forum, I used WIX Oil and Fuel Filters. I know everyone has an opinion, but from all the reading I mostly hear that Motorcraft or Racor is the best. I have used WIX filters in the past but only on gas engines and was pleased.

Can y'all please give me your opinions.

I ordered the Spartan Tuner and a DPT/CAT delete pipe that will be here Tuesday.

I am ready to do a coolant flush within the next month or so and I have been reading many forums with mixed reviews of different products ...so I need some gudance in this area also.

I can already tell that I will be spending a lot of money on upgrades, just like I did with my Stangs. Tax time will be here soon so I plan on buying the Sinister Diesel Complete 6.4L Powerstroke EGR Valve/Cooler Delete Kit with High Flow Intake Elbow, Sinister Coolant Filter System, S&B or AFE intake and a FREEDOM IN MOTION SYNC LOCKPICK.

2009 Ford Super Duty F-250
King Ranch 4x4
6.4L 8 Cylinder Power Stroke
Spartan Tuner
Pro-Flo 4" turbo back exhaust
S & B Intake
Sinister EGR Delete w/ high flow intake elbow
Sinister Coolant filtration kit
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I'd just change them on your next oil change to motocraft stuff. I did the same thing when I first bought the truck but for piece of mind I use motocraft filters.
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I did the same thing also I used rotella which I still use but I bought a fram filter since that is what I used on my last truck (gas). Since then I only use motorcraft
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I installed the Spartan last night and I am running the 150hp dpf on tune. I could not get the kool aid grin off my face! The power and acceleration is amazing. I can not imagine what it will feel like next week when my buddy and I crawl underneath and do the dpf/cat delete and install a higher tune.

I am still looking for the coolant guidance.

2009 Ford Super Duty F-250
King Ranch 4x4
6.4L 8 Cylinder Power Stroke
Spartan Tuner
Pro-Flo 4" turbo back exhaust
S & B Intake
Sinister EGR Delete w/ high flow intake elbow
Sinister Coolant filtration kit
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For coolant I would personally use a cat EC-1 coolant. This is the one I used.
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hey man thanks for your service if your in or was lol. Anyways I have used nothing but wix filters since day one on my truck and I have 240k. I run rotella and have had no problems. I did a coolant flush and switched it to cat elc. For all your performance parts look around and check prices out. They are all the same product in my opinion. I like to get my stuff through performance truck products. They have allway replied to my emials

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coolant filter
CCV Mod
leveling kit
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OH ya while your at it do a coolant filter

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2008 6.4 with 200k and counting

5" FLO-PRO exhaust W/6" tip
AFE stage 2 CAI
Spartan tuner
PTP EGR Delete
coolant filter
CCV Mod
leveling kit
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20's W/35's
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I ordered more stuff today. I have to stay offline or my woman is gonna kill me.
Here is what I have on the way: Sinister Diesel 6.4L EGR Valve/Cooler Delete Kit With High Flow Intake Elbow, Sinister Coolant Filtration System / Filter Kit,
S&B intake, and the Flo-Pro turbo down pipe.

I spent $2500.00 plus the cost of the truck in the last two weeks. I am about to be in the dog house, if I don't chill for a while.

2009 Ford Super Duty F-250
King Ranch 4x4
6.4L 8 Cylinder Power Stroke
Spartan Tuner
Pro-Flo 4" turbo back exhaust
S & B Intake
Sinister EGR Delete w/ high flow intake elbow
Sinister Coolant filtration kit
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You still in the service?

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2008 6.4 with 200k and counting

5" FLO-PRO exhaust W/6" tip
AFE stage 2 CAI
Spartan tuner
PTP EGR Delete
coolant filter
CCV Mod
leveling kit
4in rear Blocks
20's W/35's
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2009 Ford Super Duty F-250
King Ranch 4x4
6.4L 8 Cylinder Power Stroke
Spartan Tuner
Pro-Flo 4" turbo back exhaust
S & B Intake
Sinister EGR Delete w/ high flow intake elbow
Sinister Coolant filtration kit
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