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diesel noob from atlanta checking in
just checking in... been looking at the site quite a while and my wife and i bought our first diesel... 2000 F250 CCSB 2wd w/190k on it. we wanted 4wd, but could not find anything locally. the body and interior are clean though and it came with a tonneau cover(we did not care about it really)
alternatively, our truck already has issues. has fuel leaking onto the top of the engine block, and it has an oil leak somewhere that has me concerned. dropping it off tomorrow at a diesel shop here to have it checked over.
already bought a few things for it, but am not going to put them on now since the issues have popped up... bought a 6673 kit from riff raff diesel and a 4" turbo back exhaust off amazon. says it needs a DPF delete, but i am pretty sure my year doesnt have a DPF on it? i did not see any kind of catalytic convertor at all when i changed the oil. oh yeah, also bought a fumoto quick release oil valve.
the truck gets good fuel mileage, so hopefully the issues are not too severe. it feels like it makes great power too, hopefully it is something like a turbo oil line or something. the truck gets average 17.1mpg in the city and got 20.4 on the highway driving 280 miles round trip(obviously empty, not towing with calculations done by hand, i dont have a fancy computer thing i keep seeing people mention).
i would eventually like to get a tuner of some kind for it, but i am more concerned with 1. the truck driving reliably, and 2. fuel mileage. power is not all that important to me as we dont tow or race it.
anyways, hopefully the bill for the repairs wont be too bad. i am going to have them change all fluids while i am there too.
and no, i am not a diesel guy and dont want to work on the truck just yet... with time i hope to learn. thanks
also, what about "off road" diesel? is that better than the low sulfur crap?
Last edited by buckwheat762; 03-25-2013 at 02:34 PM.