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Old 12-16-2012, 11:35 AM
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New to Powerstrokes but not to forums. Tons of info here and some really fine, helpful folks. Recently bought an 08 F250 in hopes of scoring a toy hauler in the near future. Kids are grown and the wife and I are hoping to get away from time to time and take the rolling sofa with us. Always wanted a diesel and I guess I should has researched maintenance costs ahead of time to eliminate the shock. $18 and some change for an oil filter, 15 quarts of synthetic, $78 and some change for fuel filters and a C note to fill the tank. Not sorry though.This thing should have no problem with a travel trailer and I just couldn't see trying to do what I want with a 5.4L gas powered rig.

Oh, and the guy who designed the lower fuel filter/water separator needs to be flogged. changing that filter is a miserable experience and yes, I did wind up taking a diesel fuel shower............
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lol welcome to the fourm
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:11 PM
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Ford 6.4 Liter Turbo Diesel Truck Filters - Diesel Filters,Additives,brake rotors, and brake pads for Chevy, Dodge and Ford Diesel Trucks heres a link for cheaper filters and instructions on how to do it without a diesel shower lol....guess its better then a golden one
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:39 PM
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Ha ha, it was sort of a golden shower. The thing pi$$ed all over me. I did see where I could have done things differently and should have been more patient (and loosened the the cap of the upper filter a bit more so it could bleed down).

Oh, and there's a lot of information on the net about getting the diesel smell out of your clothes. they worked OK but none of them did a spectacular job.....

Thanks for the link. Some good reading and those are definitely better prices.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:21 AM
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yea they usually hook you up if u buy in volume aswell
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Oh, and the guy who designed the lower fuel filter/water separator needs to be flogged. changing that filter is a miserable experience and yes, I did wind up taking a diesel fuel shower............
LOL...sure beats a tranny fluid "BATH", welcome to the boards, I'm sure you wont take back the Diesel once you pull something with it. it truly is a blessing starting and stopping. night and day, my buddy had the same tractor you got, and thats what sold me on a Diesel. Enjoy and Welcome
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:38 PM
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LOL...sure beats a tranny fluid "BATH", welcome to the boards, I'm sure you wont take back the Diesel once you pull something with it. it truly is a blessing starting and stopping. night and day, my buddy had the same tractor you got, and thats what sold me on a Diesel. Enjoy and Welcome
ha ha, I took a bath in that too many years ago but I don't remember smelling it for days....

So far, I'm loving this thing. I can't believe the torque these things have and mine is all stock at this point. I can't wait to see what a moderate tune does for it. These high hp/torque tunes still concern me. My rig has 169K and I really can't afford to break anything right now.
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yup, gets up and moves, twin turbo, got to love it.
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