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New owner here. Be gentle pls LOL...
New Power Stroke owner here. Actually its my first diesel. Unfortunately after I left the dealership, I then realized they didnít tell me anything about maintenance on this truck, Do's and Dont's etc etc. I would go back, but they are 2 hours away.
Truck is a 2019 XLT. It has 15,500 on the odometer. So even though it is used, its new to me.
Ive read several articles where the gas filter (one at the tank and one on the engine needs replacing at 15k, 20k or 30k miles. Which is it? Im freaking terrified of spending $10k on a fuel system. Today I drained the water separator beneath the cab. After about 1/2 gal of diesel, I stopped it. Didnít see any discoloration in the fuel, which I was happy about.
Being in Florida, should I be concerned about gelling of the diesel? It doesnít get below 30 deg for more than 10 times during the winter months.
Does turning off the truck as soon as you get to your destination a bad thing or must it idle for a few minutes?
How about leaving once you start your truck, Must it idle and warm up?
Any additives to clean things up in the engine and make it run at optimal performance?
Anything else I NEED to know to have a healthy truck?
One thing I am stoked about is the improved fuel mileage Ill get. On way to dealership once I hit the interstate, cruise was set on 70. Maybe 5 times I accelerated to 75. But for 70 miles on interstate, flat road and light traffic I avg right at 15.4 MPG on my 16 F250 gasser.
On way home, I repeated this process exactly like I did on the gasser with the power stroke. I got 21.2 MPG. WHOA! Yea, I am impressed