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Just bought this 2011 with 120k on the ticker. I would hate to bring this into the dealer to service because I've always done my own work, but going from a 7.3 to this marvel just has me a little
The diesel tech at the dealer I trust is pretty cool with letting me observe in the shop while he's working, so hopefully I'll pick up a few things.
So my question, how's this newer coolant holding up? Orange? I know that with the 7's and 6's the craze was to switch out the yellow crap with the ELC and installing the coolant filters and such.
Is there much stuff that we did to our trucks in the past carry over to this new beast? Where should be my starting point? I'm open to all answers.
Sorry guys, feeling a little lost, a little intimidated, but I'm ok with it. I've been out of the Powerstroke.org game for a while, but looking forward to getting back.
The 6.7's use a new coolant that is different than any prior models and you should continue using the factory from what I'm told.
At 105k miles max it is "supposed" to be flushed. If the previous owner hasn't flushed the system or have documentation, I would definitely flush it to be safe. You can use strips to test it as well.
Things like fuel filters are pretty straight forward, there's a great how to on youtube. There's two fuel filters.
Just look through the manual and see what required maintenance should have been done by 120k miles and go from there. If the previous owner didn't keep documentation I would probably be skeptical that it was done. Talking to one of the best service tech's I've ran into at the local Ford said the #1 issues with these trucks is lack of maintenance, most of it from being so expensive, or from people that also idle for crazy long periods of time.
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