Need help with my first F250 Crew Cab - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Non-Powerstroke General Discussion General Discussion for 6.9L and 7.3L IDI (Non-Powerstroke) Engines

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 Old 06-05-2011, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Need help with my first F250 Crew Cab

I just purchased a 2002 F250 XLT Crew Cab 4x4 5.4L Gas engine with 157K miles. The truck is extremely clean and well maintained. I would like to do some preventative maintenance so I can be completely sure of what has and hasnít been done. I want to change the oil to synthetic (Mobile 1), change the transmission fluid, change the spark plugs, fuel filter, etc. I would really appreciate any input on brand of fluids and plugs for replacement based on experience. Also what else should I do to ensure a nice long life for my truck. Thanks!
pharoe7 is offline  
post #2 of 12 Old 06-05-2011, 11:16 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Riverside/Norco, Ca
Posts: 3,771
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Get some php tunes on that thing and wake it up!! They make them for the 5.4's Power Hungry Performance - Feed your hunger for POWER!
Dietoremain is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 06-06-2011, 12:00 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Wellington Nevada
Posts: 8,704
Thanks: 1
Thanked 42 Times in 41 Posts
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
I wouldn't use Moble1, use Rotella T6 or Shafers..
CT Performance, Inc. is offline  
post #4 of 12 Old 06-06-2011, 12:04 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
dusted4eva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Grande Prairie
Posts: 1,032
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via MSN to dusted4eva
Amsoil everything... Well that's just me,, 321144 km's and going strong. Then again it's a 7.3

2001 7.3 SuperDuty Lariat

AFE Stage II Cold Air Intake
PHP Tunes , Autometer Gauges
Zoodad Mod,
4"SS MBRP Exhaust
ITP Overboost Annihilator
Roada Deco Positive Air Shutoff
NADP Heavy Hauler Transmission
6 liter Trans Cooler
Diesel Site Coolant Filtration System

dusted4eva is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 06-06-2011, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by CT Performance, Inc. View Post
I wouldn't use Moble1, use Rotella T6 or Shafers..
Any peticular reason why you wouldn't use Mobile 1? I live in the mountains so I don't have access to a variety of oils.
pharoe7 is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 06-06-2011, 01:34 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
dusted4eva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Grande Prairie
Posts: 1,032
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via MSN to dusted4eva
I put Mobile1 in my wifes Escape and the oil went black ,, I mean jet black and it had a weird odor with one tank of fuel. So I changed it right then and used motorcraft. Maybe that's how Mobile1 works I dunno but I didn't like it

But in saying that When you drain oil from your rig and its dark/black that is a good sign. That means its cleaning the dirt out of your engine and its doing its job. If oil comes out clean that isn't good and thats when you might want to try a different oil that works better and helps clean the engine some.But the Mobile1 was really black and stinky almost burnt looking.

2001 7.3 SuperDuty Lariat

AFE Stage II Cold Air Intake
PHP Tunes , Autometer Gauges
Zoodad Mod,
4"SS MBRP Exhaust
ITP Overboost Annihilator
Roada Deco Positive Air Shutoff
NADP Heavy Hauler Transmission
6 liter Trans Cooler
Diesel Site Coolant Filtration System


Last edited by dusted4eva; 06-06-2011 at 01:45 PM.
dusted4eva is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 06-07-2011, 10:57 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Wellington Nevada
Posts: 8,704
Thanks: 1
Thanked 42 Times in 41 Posts
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
Let me revise my statement..I wouldn't use Std Moble 1 but Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck 5W-40 would be ok.
CT Performance, Inc. is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 06-07-2011, 11:37 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Enterko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 1,056
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by CT Performance, Inc. View Post
Let me revise my statement..I wouldn't use Std Moble 1 but Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck 5W-40 would be ok.
He has a gas truck.

I think he would be fine with Mobile 1. That what I have used in my wife's car since day 1. I also used it in my gasser trucks with no issues.

2005 F-350 4x4 SRW CC LB
ARP Head Studs, EGR Delete, Insight CTS, 03' Turbo
4" MBRP Turbo back, SCT SF3, 6.4l banjo bolts
Leveled, 36" SS Irok's, 20" Moto Metal MO950
Enterko is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 06-07-2011, 11:38 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bozeman, MT
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Mobil 1 is a great oil for you gas engine. I use it in all my gassers, and most of my customers that use syn are using it. It will turn very black the first oil change or 2 due to it cleaning the engine from the deposits left from the old oil. If that concerns you, you could always flush the engine before you change over to Mobil.

Don't eat yellow snow!!


2006 F250 CCSB
6-speed
rear air bags
Turn-Over ball 5th wheel hitch
SCT (gearhead tunes)
PHP FICM tuner
CTS
4" turbo back exhaust
Coolant filter
EGR delete
hopefully much more to come
2002MT73 is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 06-07-2011, 12:09 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Wellington Nevada
Posts: 8,704
Thanks: 1
Thanked 42 Times in 41 Posts
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
Gads..I'm batting 1000%..Gas engines run anything..
CT Performance, Inc. is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome