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My First Power Stroke - Any Suggestions???

Just bought my first diesel pick-up. I fould a completely stock 2003 F-250 FX4 Crew Cab Lariat with the 7.3L and only 72,000 miles. It's a beauty.

Anyone have any suggestions for this rookie diesel owner?

Here's what I'd like to know...

Maintenance items to keep up on
Things to be on the lookout for
Any recommended care tips
Things worth going out of the way for
Other advice?

2003 F250 Lariat Crew Cab 7.3L FX4 Automatic
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Look in this forum for info for your truck:
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Also check out the Colorado chapter:
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