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Forum: General 6.7 Discussion (2017-2019)   12-20-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,768
Posted By auburnalum
I used it for the first two oil changes. No...

I used it for the first two oil changes. No problems and you can look at my Blackstone reports for comfort.
Forum: General 6.7 Discussion (2017-2019)   12-17-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,916
Posted By auburnalum
Thank you for posting this. I received the same...

Thank you for posting this. I received the same letter on my 2018. I was very curious on the process of how they would actually fix the problem. It looks like a real mess. I have not had the issue...
Forum: General 6.7 Discussion (2017-2019)   12-17-2018, 04:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By auburnalum
You must weigh the fact that having fog lights...

You must weigh the fact that having fog lights with high beams is illegal in every state. Good way to get pulled over and given a ticket if you run into the law.
Forum: General 6.7 Discussion (2017-2019)   12-12-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,208
Posted By auburnalum
Cool Thank you very much! Yes, I wanted to show if the...

Thank you very much! Yes, I wanted to show if the engine was more efficient/working harder if being plugged in. I plugged it in the night before so 6+ hours plugged in on 22-23 degree nights.


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Forum: General 6.7 Discussion (2017-2019)   12-11-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,208
Posted By auburnalum
Cool Plugged in versus Not Plugged In -

All. I performed a very unscientific test of plugging in the engine block heater and not plugging it in for two nights in a row. The overnight temps were in the low twenties and almost identical....
Forum: General 6.7 Discussion (2017-2019)   12-10-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 605
Posted By auburnalum
Cool Latest oil report- 18900 miles, Scheaffers 722

All,

I just wanted to post the latest oil report for my truck taken about 18.900 miles. Looking pretty good overall.

-Oil is Scheaffer's 722 10w-30
-No real heavy hauling in the 9000 miles on...
Forum: General 6.7 Discussion (2017-2019)   12-06-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,669
Posted By auburnalum
What I have experienced with my 2018 is that the...

What I have experienced with my 2018 is that the regen will stop when you park or stop your truck, then wait until it is at 100% full before starting to regen again. Mine only will regen at higher...
Forum: General 6.7 Discussion (2017-2019)   12-04-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 21,300
Posted By auburnalum
Thank you for the correction. Also to note I have...

Thank you for the correction. Also to note I have not experienced the typewriter tick that some have. I may go back to MC 10w-30 to save a few $$ long term.
Forum: General 6.7 Discussion (2017-2019)   12-02-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 21,300
Posted By auburnalum
I have just tried Schaeffer's 722 10w-30. I am...

I have just tried Schaeffer's 722 10w-30. I am not hauling heavy so stayed with 10w-30. I just submitted my sample to Blackstone Labs for analysis. The first 9K+ I ran standard Motorcraft 10w-30 dino...
Forum: General 6.7 Discussion (2017-2019)   08-17-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By auburnalum
Cool Will leveling increase overall height?

Question for those with leveling kits that have to park in parking decks. For my job I have to park in two decks that are barely enough to squeeze under to fit my truck. Probably a 1/2inch clearance....
Forum: General 6.7 Discussion (2017-2019)   07-30-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,164
Posted By auburnalum
Yes. This is the same HAM license. There are...

Yes. This is the same HAM license. There are three levels. Tech, General and Extra. I am and Extra. Tech has some HF access and General has most. I go hiking with my son and use a wire dipole with...
Forum: General 6.7 Discussion (2017-2019)   07-30-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,164
Posted By auburnalum
And to update on the gear. I am still happy with...

And to update on the gear. I am still happy with it all. The Comet SBB-1 antenna was my biggest concern, but it works very very well. Although not mounted on a flat plane like the roof, it still...
Forum: General 6.7 Discussion (2017-2019)   07-27-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,164
Posted By auburnalum
Yes its tough to get time to spend on our own...

Yes its tough to get time to spend on our own hobbies. I have a seven year old and work about 80 hours a week. What happened was I broke my food a few years back. I had to slow down for a few weeks...
Forum: General 6.7 Discussion (2017-2019)   07-10-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,164
Posted By auburnalum
Thank you! It is a hobby in transition. I am a...

Thank you! It is a hobby in transition. I am a dad of 44. The younger generation is getting geeky with it with new gadgets made out of Rasperry Pi's. There is the older group of folks that have new...
Forum: General 6.7 Discussion (2017-2019)   07-03-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,164
Posted By auburnalum
Install of my Ham Mobile Radio

Hello Folks,

I spent the past few days installing a mobile Ham radio rig into the truck. I documented my effort briefly for anyone that needs some help down the road.
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Forum: General 6.7 Discussion (2017-2019)   06-29-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,623
Posted By auburnalum
I test my oils. I am going to try using...

I test my oils. I am going to try using Schaeffer's 722 10w30 synthetic. I don't have hard use conditions for my truck. I changed out the factory oil at 1905 and will change it soon at 8000 miles....
Forum: General 6.7 Discussion (2017-2019)   06-16-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,497
Posted By auburnalum
I have some Porsche and Tesla oil to share too....

I have some Porsche and Tesla oil to share too. >:)
Forum: General 6.7 Discussion (2017-2019)   06-16-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,497
Posted By auburnalum
Mine was black after 1905 miles. Had it tested by...

Mine was black after 1905 miles. Had it tested by Blackstone and it has a lot of life left and a very clean bill of health.
Forum: General 6.7 Discussion (2017-2019)   05-22-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 735
Posted By auburnalum
Cool A Plan Price on my 2018 F250 Lariat

Wanted to share my pricing on my 2018 F250 Lariat Ultimate. I received Plan A / Employee pricing. IMF is a state tax.
Forum: General 6.7 Discussion (2017-2019)   05-22-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,072
Posted By auburnalum
I have had my BDS Fox shocks on for about a week...

I have had my BDS Fox shocks on for about a week now. They have helped ride quality for sure. They are what I had hope for in ride. Which is to cut down the harsh bumps, make the feel truck more...
Forum: General 6.7 Discussion (2017-2019)   05-20-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By auburnalum
I just bought my MC 10w30 at Walmart with the OEM...

I just bought my MC 10w30 at Walmart with the OEM filter. I am the same with wanting the break in oil out. Here are my test results from the 1905 mile factory oil.
Forum: General 6.7 Discussion (2017-2019)   05-20-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 241,065
Posted By auburnalum
I have been at a never ending battle with the...

I have been at a never ending battle with the NCDOT on how they value cars/trucks for taxes. It is absolutely bonkers now high they value the vehicles for taxes. :censored:
Forum: General 6.7 Discussion (2017-2019)   05-18-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,706
Posted By auburnalum
I think it has to do with where their roots lay....

I think it has to do with where their roots lay. The Mercedes is from Germany. The European market has and still is a diesel heavy market. The cetane ratings start at 50 and go higher....
Forum: 6.7 Problems Forum (2017-2019)   05-16-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,137
Posted By auburnalum
Low speed clunking

Hello all. I have 3400 miles on my truck. At lower speeds (30 or below) there seems to be a very faint clunk on the front (drivers) area. It happens on even smaller bumps. It does not happen at...
Forum: General 6.7 Discussion (2017-2019)   05-14-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 587
Posted By auburnalum
Cool Break-in/factory oil analysis -Blackstone labs @1905 miles

Here is the Blackstone lab results of my 2018 F250 with 1905 miles on the oil. Pretty normal wear noted.
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