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Old 02-21-2009, 07:06 AM
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I just traded a 99 Dodge 4x4 TD (150000 miles) for a 2005 F250 Powerstroke 4x4 with only 34500 miles, is there anything critical I should know about the Ford such as any important TSB's or maintenance issues? I read in the owners manual and it said not to add fuel additives, any thoughts on that. I always used Rotella 15 40 in the Dodge, any recommendations for the Ford? So far I love the truck. After owning a wandering Dodge for ten years I had to learn how to drive again. All joking aside I hope to have as good of luck with the Ford as I had with the Dodge. Lastly for now I am very glad to have found this site. Thanks Tom
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I'll let others chime in on additives but
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I use additive with every fill up in my '07, as do MANY MANY other people. I'll recommend Power Service products, I use "Diesel Kleen" in the summer, and "Diesel Fuel Supplement +Cetane Boost" in the winter

I'd also recommend sticking with Rotella, it's all I use (Oh, and use ONLY Motorcraft filters, oil and fuel)


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Old 02-21-2009, 12:08 PM
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welcome sounds like you got it covered. i live in wyoming so when its cold most powerstroke guys run 5w-40 synthetic in the winter to help with cold starting but i,ve seen 15w40 start just fine below zero. I run howes additive all year round but they all work otherwise they wouldnt sell. welcome!!
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Old 02-21-2009, 06:30 PM
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Thanks for the replies, I am looking forward to learning about my new truck. This site is great I have already learned quit a bit in just one day. Are there any Ford Powerstroke specific magazines out there?
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:52 AM
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im not sure about any tsb's you need to find a tech for that and maybe they can run an oasis report for ya. you need to run diesel kleen in summer, and the white anti gel bottle in the winter,just as stated before. you owners manual was printed before ulsd. ulsd does not have the lubricity the old fuel has, the diesel kleen is formulated to lube your fuel system, which is important for the hyd. injectors. good luck with the new psd
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