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I don't think that your situation is bad either way. It's more of a Zen issue.
My truck is a late 2004 chassis cab. In 2007, Ford replaced the engine. When Ford swaps engines, though, they like to keep the engine in as original a configuration as possible. That said, no self respecting tech is going to put on parts known to be inferior. ...plus, they are all trying to do it as inexpensively as possible. As such, I ended up with an interesting mix.
All of this happened long before I bought it, so figuring it out took a small bit of effort. Knowing it all makes things that I encounter not so weird.
That was the angle that I was coming from. There is no wrong answer, in my mind. Just an answer.
2004 F550 CC Lariat
BPD oil cooler relocation and upgraded EGR cooler (spooled), BPD oil bypass filtration, aFe Magnum Force CAI, Mishi radiator, 7.3L fan clutch, EC1 ELC, XDP coolant bypass filtration, '08 trans pan/filter, PTP direct clutch solenoid, blue spring, 6.4 starter, MBRP y-pipe, BD boots/clamps, '05 intake elbow, ccv reroute, Torque Pro + OBDLinkô LX, Autometer EGT