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Hi, my name`s James. Picked up my first powerstroke back in June!
1996 F250 2WD Regular Cab with 228,000km (141,600 miles)




I previously got into diesels a couple months before that, picked up an 1986 Ford Ranger with the Mitsubishi 2.3 Diesel. Fixed it up, but decided to sell it as it was too small of a truck for me and very underpowered.

My powerstroke replaced my Gas Guzzler 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.2 V8 AWD. That got 12-15MPG, and I'm getting 18-22MPG out of my powerstroke.

Only things I've done are add nerf bars on, and intalled a RiffRaff 6637 mod cold air intake. I'm going to be putting on a DiamondEye 4" turbo back exhaust on in the near future, as I've heard you get even 1-2 more MPG alone just from installing a 3" downpipe. It also came with a free canopy (but it's not in the best shape)

I'm hoping to learn a lot here as all my knowledge is based on gas engines (other Ford cars currently owned: 1986 Mustang 5.0, 1994 Ford Explorer, and previously a 1994 Ford Taurus SHO 3.2).

It now has 245,000km on it (152,200 miles) so I've driven it 17,000km (10,500 miles) since June trouble free! It's a great truck and I hope to own it a long time!

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Welcome I have a 96 7.3 also, 308k miles. The 3" downpipe and solid flywheel with luk clutch is the only mods I ever did. I also have an 04 6.0, that has a clogged oil cooler, hehe.

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Unfortunately had to Sell my ......2004 KR CC SWB FX4 - Edge insight cts, blue spring upgrade, updated HFCM drain plug, XDP coolant filter, CAT EC-1 rated coolant, Custom Diesel EGR delete, CAT delete, Rotella T6

SEE MY OIL COOLER REPLACEMENT AND EGR DELETE - http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/gen...tml?highlight=
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nice truck welcome

http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/2580/oppt.jpg
2006 F250 Crew Cab Long Bed 6.0 TurboDiesel FX4

Diesel Site Coolant Filter, Edge Insight CTS, BPD FICM 48v, Metal CAC Tube, Blue Spring,Sinister Diesel EGR Delete w/ Up Pipe, Riff Raff Boots, MBRP 6212-409 Exhaust, BFG AT's,
Bilstein 5100's with Leveling Kit, ISSPRO EV2 Gauges (Pryo , Fuel Pressure)

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First, if you own an 86 mustang 5.0, we are friends!!!!! Lol

Second, i drove a similar truck when landscaping and it was a sweet rig.
Nice ride man........a pic of that 86 would be sweet!

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2000 F250 PSD SCSB 4X4 418k miles straight pipe gauges 2" leveling kit 315/75r16's
6637 with custom intake pipe. TS Performance 6 position chip!
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First, if you own an 86 mustang 5.0, we are friends!!!!! Lol

Second, i drove a similar truck when landscaping and it was a sweet rig.
Nice ride man........a pic of that 86 would be sweet!
Here's some mustang pics on my imgur account: James' 1986 5.0 - Imgur
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Nice car man!

Welcome to the org!

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Nice car man!

Welcome to the org!
Yea, the mustang needs a little bodywork, but its getting a 351w/T5 setup this winter! Gonna be fun next year
Eventually will have a 387 stroker with Yates C302 heads and be a full racecar, at which point I will have to find a car trailer to be pulled behind my powerstroke!
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Good luck with the T5! That is why my car is currently NOT being driven! Lol
they dont take much abuse.

Getting into yates heads is a HUGE step up! It will be a runner for sure then.

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