New guy in South FLA. - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Introductions This is the place that you introduce yourself

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-03-2012, 09:00 AM
Compression Ignition Addict

 

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Broward County
Posts: 638
Thanks: 5
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
New guy in South FLA.

Hey guys, just got my first pick-up and first diesel truck two weeks ago. All I can say is that I'm in love. I got a 2008 F250, Harley Davidson edition. Bought it from a guy in Tampa who was the original owner. He claimed it was garage kept, never any accidents, and oil changed every 5000 miles. The carfax was clean and showed dealer services up to around 35,000 miles which is when he met a mechanic who did the rest of the services. The truck doesn't have a dent/ding anywhere and looks great. It's got 54,000 miles on it which are mostly highway, that I'm pretty sure of because it still has the original tires. He took very good care of it and it shows.

I have a friend who does lots of diesel work in his shop and he will do most of my service for free with me covering cost of parts. So my first item on the agenda once I get to 55,000 miles is to change the fuel filters and the oil/filter. The previous owner said he had the oil changed at 53,000 but just for my peace of mind and ease of remembering service intervals I'm gonna do it again. The other thing I want to do is remove the DPF and add a programmer so I can get better fuel mileage. I have the factory warranty until 2015 so I wont be modding anything crazy. But I have heard that removing the DPF will give a significant increase in MPG. Any other advice you guys suggest? Thanks in advance!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 06-04-2012, 02:29 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 4,715
Thanks: 49
Thanked 42 Times in 42 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 06-04-2012, 06:57 AM
Super Moderator

 

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Orangevale, CA
Posts: 11,354
Thanks: 9
Thanked 85 Times in 79 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Glad to have you - to the ORG!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 06-04-2012, 09:50 AM
First 6.7 PS Destroyer

 

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Somerset, Ky
Posts: 1,720
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 06-04-2012, 12:47 PM
The Silent Service

 

Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 5,209
Thanks: 0
Thanked 21 Times in 6 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Howdy, and welcome to the ORG.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 06-04-2012, 03:38 PM
Viking Heavy Diesel

 

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 34'.6264 -98.4192
Posts: 20,704
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Welcome to the ORG!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 06-04-2012, 04:19 PM
Other vehicle is an F250
 

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: N. Pickens County S.C.
Posts: 18,324
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Welcome to the org.!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 06-04-2012, 08:33 PM
Compression Ignition Addict

 

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Broward County
Posts: 638
Thanks: 5
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Thanks gents. I've been on another forum (screamandfly.com) for my boat and I've learned so much from it and made some new friends. Hope to get the same out of this one. Seems very informative.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors