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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?

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Welcome to the org.!

Off road is really no different other than it is dyed red so the man can fine you thousands of dollars. Every state has a different penalty but it is always in the thousands. Not worth it. And when someone suggest ATF as an additive, remember what color it is!

Good luck with the truck!

I use AMSOIL additives in mine. Some use DieselKleen from Wally World and others I know use low ash 2 cycle. Lots has been posted on here.

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Welcome! Drop in the Georgia section and join in the Talking Soot with the GPDA thread and tell us bout you and your truck, what diesel shop are you using??. Lots of good info on here with friendly people! Congrats again!

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Re: diesel noob from atlanta checking in

As the others have stated above, welcome to the org. Feel free to stop by the Georgia Members area and jump in the Talking Soot action.

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thanks all for the nice welcome. i am using dial's diesel in covington GA they came recommended to me by another mechanic that i trust.

i painfully put a 4" exhaust on the truck(and broke my finger in the process, thanks wife ) Now with the 6673 intake i am getting 22.1 MPG! incredible imo for such a large truck.

unfortunately, there is an oil leak from my turbo... i have an appointment to get it fixed on wednesday, and i hope its only the seals like they said they thought. i would hate to have to put another turbo on the truck... especially another stocker since i dont want to mod it too much, just fuel mileage stuff. not looking for power, more for reliability.
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