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post #1 of 13 Old 08-10-2013, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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goodbye ram hello ford

Well after months of searching and asking questions I finally traded the ram off and bought a 2011 f350 drw lariat and love it. Any tips on maintaining this as well as the def fluid and what not. How often should I drain the fuel filter etc.

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congrats! im sure you will enjoy it

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So far its amazing compared to my rams. Power torque jeez and not to mention better mileage so far. Im very impressed just not sure on the urea and the maintainence yet . Ill posts some pics later on

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Browse around, you'll find just about every answer you need. As far as DEF, I've had my truck for almost 3 months and 3400 mikes and my DEF just said it was below half, so about every oil change. Fuel filters should be done every other oil change, 15K miles, and as far as draining the fuel water separator, I do mine almost monthly just to be safe. But definitely read that diesel supplement provided to you. I found mine very helpful and informative since this was my first diesel. Good luck and welcome to the site.

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I run power service additive with every tank on my other 3 diesels can I run that in this truck too or will that damage the system

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I'm not familiar with that brand. I run motorcraft cetane booster. I know a lot of guys on here run various additives, diesel kleen, and optilube are a couple that I see the most.

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Diesel Kleen is Power service. It's just the gray bottle that doesn't have any anti-gel properties like the white bottle does. It's fine in your 6.7. There are better brands out there that work better and cost more, but tough to beat the easy availability and price of the power service brand.

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Cool also do u guys carry bottles of the urea with ya just in case and if so is there a perferred brand or they all pretty much the same .

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I bought a 2.5 gallon container of DEF that I keep in my toolbox just in case. Mine seems to use 1 gallon every 1000 miles so far. Good luck with the new truck.


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I bought a 2.5 gallon container of DEF that I keep in my toolbox just in case. Mine seems to use 1 gallon every 1000 miles so far. Good luck with the new truck.


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Mine also seems to use it at that rate. I stop by the local truck stop and fill up at the pump. Its cheaper and I don't have bottles of DEF sitting around.

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