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Old 11-26-2008, 04:56 PM
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Tips and Tricks for a newbie to Diesel's

So I finally pulled the trigger today and bought me a diesel.

2002 F250 4x4 7.3 diesel 150k crew cab short bed lariat. Black with tan leather interior, new tires on some nice polished rims, power everything, keyless entry, you get it.

I'm a Mustang guy (87 and 95). Do you guys have any tips for someone new to diesels.

some questions i have are, do I keep the engine running while fueling up? Any Towing tips? Any good place to buy diesel only stuff? What are some Common things to Look out For?

I'm sure i have more, but let me know if you have anything you think would be helpful!

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Old 11-26-2008, 04:57 PM
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POWERSTROKEHELP.COM - The Information Source for Ford Power Stroke Diesel Owners nice truck. just read most of the posts on here as often as you can and you will learn alot. theres alot of helpful people on here.
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POWERSTROKEHELP.COM - The Information Source for Ford Power Stroke Diesel Owners nice truck. just read most of the posts on here as often as you can and you will learn alot. theres alot of helpful people on here.

funny you mention Bill's site, I spent a few hours with him last night with the Truck to see what he thought about it.
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he seems to know his stuff
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change the oil every 3-5K, let it warm up before you drive it, dont baby it all the time, get intake + Exhaust ASAP, and thats about it.
Congrats and welcome!
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congrats on the new rig
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Nice truck, you will catch on quick to things, I did. I envy you having leather and all......
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good lookin truck! your gonna love it, and it looks like you already caught the bug!

once you get a chip, intake, and exhaust....your gonna be even more in love with your truck!
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