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New diesel owner! Got the 6.4

Hi, just switch over from a Titan to a used 08 fx4. Wanted it for the diesel power and 4x4. On the down side I bought it used from a dealer in San Diego took it to a dealer by my house in Riverside and already spending 300$ on oil change, drain plug replacment(who ever did it before i bought it messed it up), oil leak from the oil dip stick area (covered under powertrain), radiator flush(who ever owned it before me put the wrong coolant in it apperently), and the dealer is charging me to tell me what the key code is for the truck. Just hoping after this all is good.

Couple of things do most of you guys change your own fuel filters? They seem easy enough to get to so I thought that would be something I would do my self. Any idea on a cost for them?

Any must have mods for the 08 super dutys?

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What color coolant did it have and what do they want to put in there?
Key code I got for free seems cheesy to charge.

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For best reliability and health of your motor you should delete your DPF (change the whole exhuast) do an EGR delete, and get a tuner (H&S, Spartan, or KEM tunes)

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What color coolant did it have and what do they want to put in there?
Key code I got for free seems cheesy to charge.

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For best reliability and health of your motor you should delete your DPF (change the whole exhuast) do an EGR delete, and get a tuner (H&S, Spartan, or KEM tunes)

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To the OP - First, Glad to have you - to the ORG!!

Unforturately, you live in CA where, in certain counties, they do bi-annual "SMOG" checks. All the emissions stuff that should be there, needs to be there otherwise you fail the visual inspection part. If you don't want to put everything back every two years, it may not be worth doing the deletes. Just sayin'.


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the coolant was the green, from reading the maintance guide you should use the yellow i think.

It is cheesy to charge for the key code I think too.

I have been reading up about the DPF delete. Not sure what is the best option for me looking at the h&s XRT for the price. But still unsure of the capabilities of all the tuners. Just want someting cost effective. Is there a big difference between the XRT or the mini max other than the mini max you can monitor temps and such. Do they both do transmission tunes?

I think the first thing I wll do is but in a new cold air intake. Any body with info on differences between the AFE, S&B, or banks? Leaning towards the S&B because it seems to be the cheapest and still good performance.

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To the OP - First, Glad to have you - to the ORG!!

Unforturately, you live in CA where, in certain counties, they do bi-annual "SMOG" checks. All the emissions stuff that should be there, needs to be there otherwise you fail the visual inspection part. If you don't want to put everything back every two years, it may not be worth doing the deletes. Just sayin'.
How big of a job is it to switch out? 2 hours? Did you do yours? It wouldent be bad to change out once every two years or find a "friendly" smog shop. Not sure though because this is my first diesel and I'm still learning.

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I would go from green to red ELC!
Don't put in FORD yellow/gold coolant (it's not good either)

The minimax is the most popular option.
Yes, I forgot about the intake, you will need one. S&B is the popular choice for a good price and filters great. I am looking for one right now actually. AFE is overpriced but good.

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How big of a job is it to switch out? 2 hours? Did you do yours? It wouldent be bad to change out once every two years or find a "friendly" smog shop. Not sure though because this is my first diesel and I'm still learning.
See my sig - I don't have any DPF to switch out. I've read about guys who are dreading the SMOG checks because they are deleted. Some owners who have pre-'08 trucks have had to scramble around to get cats or figure how they are going put their EGR stuff back in.


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Welcome to the Org. I have an 05 and the door code is printed on a label on the computer enclosure. It was a little hard to see but less than 15 minutes and I could read the 5 digit code and then switched it to my personal code (The factory code always works, too.) Cost nothing and now I know where it is if I need it again

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