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post #1 of 3 Old 06-17-2013, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
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Pulled the trigger on a new 6.7L

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Title says it all. I traded off my 2004 6.0L F250 SuperCab for a new 2013 6.7L F350 SuperCab. So far I love it. The Wife likes it too because she says it doesn't stink of diesel and its quiet.

Options of note: 11,200 GVWR, Camper package, FX4 package. This thing should be able to haul my Lance camper legally.

I'm looking for any advice from you guy on how I should drive and maintain this new truck to avoid being another horror story.

I drove my 2004 6.0L for 117,000 before it started getting real expensive (EGR cooler, oil cooler, FICM, fan control module, unit bearings, alternator, turbo pitting). Managed to get $10,000 trade in for it needing a turbo. I really liked it while the good times lasted.

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550 miles on it now.
I am working on learning a new habit: letting it idle for at least a minute before shutdown. The idea as I understand it is to let the EGT come down some to help prevent oil coking in the turbo bearings.

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post #3 of 3 Old 06-20-2013, 02:47 PM
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Let her cool down after an extensive run, this lets the Hot turbo cool down as well.

Larry
2015 F-350 CCLB DRW, Lariat Ultimate,
2nd Gen. 6.7L "Scorpion" Turbo Diesel,
440HP/860TQ, Torque Shift 6-speed,
Tuxedo Black W/Charcoal Black Int.,
14,000 LB GVWR,
3:73 Gears W/Limited Slip,
17" Polished Forge Alum. Wheels,
BFG All-Terrain Tires,
Factory 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Prep Pkg.,
Spray In Bed-Liner,
Supplemental Cab Heater,
Camper Pkg.,
Chrome Pkg.,
FX4-Off Road Pkg.,
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Engine Block Heater,
9025 Lbs. on the CAT Scales.

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