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Join Date: Feb 2014
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Yeah maintnence costs are considerably higher vs the F150. I used to go almost 10k between oil changes in all my F150's on Mobil 1 and the oil was still good. Quite a few of us run the Rotella T6 synthetic (myself included) at 15 quarts your in for about $100 for oil per change plus oil filter, every 5000-5500k then $70 bucks every other change for your fuel filter. If you want to run REV X (lots of info on here about it) thats another $70 per oil change plus fuel additives, especially if you live out on the west coast with our chitty ULSD.
For common repairs....... to do it once and do it right will be expensive, but on the flip side your saving a lot of money buying used and not a $65k new truck.
Oil coolers plug, EGR valves fail, EGR coolers blow, etc, etc...read the write ups the guys on here are quite sharp and very helpfull.
Get a monitor or scanner and do a real test drive, monitor the EOC and ECT, look at the temp between (delta), look for codes, boost and trans temps all at operating temps on flat land around 60mph....
I got a great deal on my 06 and 2 years later it cost me $4k in parts an labor, however, its fixed sounds and runs mean and its near paid off. Good luck and ask qusetions.
2016 Platinum Tri Coat CCSB F250 Lariat Ultimate, FX4, Factory 20's with the TOYO ATII's
damn trucks loaded, seriously! it has heated rear seats! WTF!
06 F250 CCLB Lariat FX4