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Old April 27th, 2012, 01:03 PM   #21
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Do a search on the best oil filter,it is very interesting.This guy bought every oil filter he could find and cut them up to see how they are made.Just because you buy a motorcraft filter doesnt mean it's a quality part,what matters is who built it before it went into the motorcraft box.I stumbled on it when I built a fresh stroker.
I run purolater or napa gold now.
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Old April 27th, 2012, 01:10 PM   #22
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Old April 29th, 2012, 11:02 PM   #23
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Do a search on the best oil filter,it is very interesting.This guy bought every oil filter he could find and cut them up to see how they are made.Just because you buy a motorcraft filter doesnt mean it's a quality part,what matters is who built it before it went into the motorcraft box.I stumbled on it when I built a fresh stroker.
I run purolater or napa gold now.
From my understanding motorcraft (racor) hold the patent on the OEM style filter.

Dieselfiltersonline.com. Oil filters like 13$ and both fuel filters are like 35$.

I cut through a few of my coolant filters and never found much, I have clogged 2 oil coolers since i bought my truck. Don't get all caught up in that "vc-9 or restore flushes every year BS". That oil cooler is like a pea trap and catches anything that goes through it. Mine was a little clogged and i flushed my truck and completely clogged it.
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how do you like the leather on the seats? thinking about a F150 King Ranch package.
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Old May 15th, 2012, 02:11 PM   #25
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Do a search on the best oil filter,it is very interesting.This guy bought every oil filter he could find and cut them up to see how they are made.Just because you buy a motorcraft filter doesnt mean it's a quality part,what matters is who built it before it went into the motorcraft box.I stumbled on it when I built a fresh stroker.
I run purolater or napa gold now.
Napa Gold = WIX.

IMHO, best filtration available.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 10:21 AM   #26
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how do you like the leather on the seats? thinking about a F150 King Ranch package.
If you find one where they've been taken care of, they are wonderful. If the previous owner kept them moist, they are wonderful. Untreated leather is odd. even rain drops will stain the seats and will not go away for a week or so. I love them, comfy as hell. However, some people don't like how they change color from burgundy to brown in between cleanings.



Just cut open my coolant filter after 500 miles and it was clean except for some very small particles of sand in the bottom. I'm happy to see that.

I was at tim hortons yesterday getting my morning coffee, my truck went silent but it was still running at normal RPMs. I'm like WTF is going on here. Edge pulled the code up saying P405...

EGR valves stuck open makes diesel engines sound silent. amazing.
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EGR valves stuck open makes diesel engines sound silent. amazing.
So you haven't done the delete yet?

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Added REV-X after reading all the people saying that it's not a snake oil, had a gl4x4 member reflash the truck to the newest update and on days like today that are 29 degrees, it starts up and drives without any hiccups.
A lot of people say the later flashes killed their fuel mileage....

Call Dave at Innovative Diesel and purchase the SCT tuner from him with the econo, tow, and extreme street tunes (this will also help with the CEL from doing the EGR delete). You'll get better mileage using the extreme street tune if you can keep your foot out of it. They also offer a FICM programmer.
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Just finished up a delete in a 05 van put a sct in and it seems to run very well. Moves out for a loaded down work van, have it set on the 50hp tow tune.
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A lot of people say the later flashes killed their fuel mileage....

Call Dave at Innovative Diesel and purchase the SCT tuner from him with the econo, tow, and extreme street tunes (this will also help with the CEL from doing the EGR delete). You'll get better mileage using the extreme street tune if you can keep your foot out of it. They also offer a FICM programmer.

Haven't had the time to do the delete and I'm not sure if I will jump on the programmer bandwagon without head studs.

I've been running diesel kleen in every tank with a mixture boosting cetane 6 points since I purchased it, Before flash: 16.4MPG, and 17.1 since the flash, same driving patterns. At 70mph I'm getting 20.4MPG according to my tire calibrated edge insight, which has been spot on to my hand measurements.

75mph = 16.5MPG.. Needless to say, I will never receive a speeding ticket in that truck. I can't believe I lose 20% fuel economy going from 70 to 75...

That truck is sure fast from 50mph to 90mph though.
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Haven't had the time to do the delete and I'm not sure if I will jump on the programmer bandwagon without head studs.
It's really not the power that kills the head gaskets, it's lack of maintenance. This is why the temperature difference between the EOT and ECT is so important - it will give you an indication of the operating conditions of your oil cooler and EGR cooler. If your oil cooler is plugging up then your EGR cooler will get hot and the welds can crack or the coolant will flash boil. Once you get coolant into the cylinder....

You'll need the tuner once you do the EGR delete, unless you like looking at that light.

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I've been running diesel kleen in every tank with a mixture boosting cetane 6 points since I purchased it, Before flash: 16.4MPG, and 17.1 since the flash, same driving patterns. At 70mph I'm getting 20.4MPG according to my tire calibrated edge insight, which has been spot on to my hand measurements.

75mph = 16.5MPG.. Needless to say, I will never receive a speeding ticket in that truck. I can't believe I lose 20% fuel economy going from 70 to 75...

That truck is sure fast from 50mph to 90mph though.
Pretty much want to keep it under 2000 RPM for the best economy.
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It's really not the power that kills the head gaskets, it's lack of maintenance. This is why the temperature difference between the EOT and ECT is so important - it will give you an indication of the operating conditions of your oil cooler and EGR cooler. If your oil cooler is plugging up then your EGR cooler will get hot and the welds can crack or the coolant will flash boil. Once you get coolant into the cylinder....

You'll need the tuner once you do the EGR delete, unless you like looking at that light.



Pretty much want to keep it under 2000 RPM for the best economy.


The worst delta I've seen from EOT to ECT is 9*, towing 8000#. I guess when 15* happens, it's time for a new oil cooler.
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