Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Peoples Republyk of Kalifornia
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Another Newbie with questions...
Hi all.. I am just about to pull the trigger and trade in my 2006 F250 6.0 Diesel SRW crew / 8' bed for a 2012 F250 XLT, FX4, SRW, 6.7 Diesel, Crew Cab, shortbed with 3.31`s.
I pull our 27', 11000 lb bumper pull toyhauler a few times a year.
I have some questions regarding the new Ford diesel. I am about to drop 50 G's on a new rig that I don't have yet, so I don't have a owners manual. So please keep your flaming down regarding "Just read the manual" suggestions. Thanks.
>What shall I expect for the breakin period? Such as can I tow my toyhauler before the first oil change?
>What do you diesel gurus mean by "regen"? "As in, my truck was about to regen and the mpg went down."
>I have seen folks put a "high idle" switch using the trucks upfitters. Why? I grew up driving small diesel Agg and Construction tractors and I understand why you set the throttle high for a work load such as a backhoe, but thats really a throttle setting not an idle. Why would one need it on a pickup? PTO or winch uses maybe?
>I see that the new Fords use UREA. Now is UREA, DEF, DPF all abreviations for the same thing?
>Are the LT265/70R17E OWL BFG's equipped on the FX4 package going to handle my hitch weight of close to 2000 lbs with my load leveling hitch? I assume they are with the "E" rating.
I have more questions but the dealer just called and I am going down to close the deal.. I hope.
Last edited by Dualsportist; 08-28-2012 at 10:54 AM.