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My first diesel, 2000 F350 Crew Cab 4x4

Question: My commute to work is only about 5 min. Some people say "that’s not what that truck is built for"!!!! So now im paranoid thinking that im going to destroy the engine. Do you think its fine or should I look into a grocery getter to rid to work? Also, anyone in the Lafayette Colorado area?

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just dont baby yur truck they dont take kindly to that, to the site

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Seriously - you shouldn't 'baby' it. You need to keep the soot blown out of it. These trucks are made to be worked, whether it's pulling or running hard. I'm not really a hot-rodder, and I don't have anything really heavy to pull, but I make my truck earn it's keep by running it.

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Ok I have a 2002 F-250 7.3L I drive 12 miles one way to work so about 10 minutes. I have been doing this since November 2003. I have not had any problems with my truck from doing this.

I recommend come winter you plug the truck in wake up a little early for work. Start the truck and let it warm up for about 10 minutes before you drive to work. I recommend you do this anytime during the winter before you drive anywheres.

Also drive it like you stoled it. I drive the crap out of my truck. I run it hard, that might be why I have not had any majore engine issues.

To date I have 149,000 miles on my truck and it still runs like the first day I got it.


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