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Old 02-25-2009, 07:32 AM
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This is my first post and just thought I would intro myself. This site looks like the right place and a great source of info I've been lurking here while looking for the right truck. I've been searching for a used tow vehicle for an 8300 lb 5th wheel. I've looked and driven so many Duramax's and Powerstrokes in the last 3 weeks I'm numb. Several friends recommended the DMax but I really wasn't impressed with them at all and hated the interiors.

Yesterday I finally bought a very clean higher mileage (135K) 03 F250 Crew in the Lariat package, moonroof, and gee-gaws galore. The truck runs great, no leaks, idle, or boost issues that I can detect yet. I have a lot to learn as this is my 1st diesel so I'm reading up on the EGR/cooler issues, clogged turbo vanes, but I'm sure there are many more. I'm not new to turbos, just diesel versions, and do almost all my own work.

Is there a specific link here for new owner info on the the 6.0L? Any mods I make would be for towing performance with longevity and reliability my top concern.

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Welcome to the ORG!

Nice truck!
It would be a lot nicer if I wasn't doing ball joints today in my driveway but it's cool. It's definitely a 'have the right tool on hand' sort of job. Let's see; today I bought a better snap ring tool, a wider pickle fork, and still ended up taking the passenger side to a friends shop to press out the upper BJ. The upper were not going to move using the rental C-clamp. My friends shop press has a gauge and it took 6K psi to pop loose the upper...the lower was the usual BFH. I started with the long axle first so that the 2nd side would go fast after the initial learning curve. I found a good trick for the tie-rod. I used my floor jack and minimum pressure on the shaft...sprayed PB Blaster, tapped the knuckle a couple times with a ball peen and waited...3 minutes later it popped loose on it's own.

It's getting much harder to do this stuff I'm way old!
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Welcome Aboard!! Yup,,,Gotta have the rite tools for the job. Glad to see you at it on yer own. Save for mods.
In the top header you can find several 6.0L links under the FORUM key. Click there and happy hunting. Lots of wealthy info all over this site! ENJOY
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