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Old 05-08-2014, 09:41 PM   #11
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Do not use K&N air filters. They will dust the turbo.
I hear that 'wining' of "K&N dusts turbos" all the time on the Ford Forums and it is mostly self inflicted.... the K&N fits tight and some say it is 'loose'.... come to find out that some people do not get the air filter lid back on correctly.... I have ran a K&N for 130,000 miles and blades are as clean as the day it came off the factory floor.

I also have had a SuperChip Tuner for 130,000 miles..... engine purrs nice and pretty..... did shell my transmission though.. Ended up buying a custom built tranny from BTS Products & Services - Brian's Truck Shop | Lead Hill, Arkansas

Change my Rotella around 15,000 miles.... my F-250 holds 15 quarts.
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Old 05-08-2014, 10:01 PM   #12
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X2...sounds like Jiffy Lube who ask the gasser community to change oil at 3K miles...Most modern gassers now run 7500 or so miles before changing oil (conventional oil at that)
Oils cheap...diesel motor ain't. Taking the advice of my friend who doesn't make a dime from it.
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Old 05-08-2014, 10:20 PM   #13
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Oils cheap...diesel motor ain't. Taking the advice of my friend who doesn't make a dime from it.
X2
And I have personally had an issue with a k&n type filter (AFE to be exact).

My truck gets oil changed every 5k, fuel filter every 5-6 k and spin on tranny filter every 5-6k. Coolant every couple years.
Over doing it.... maybe, but $140 once or twice a year is cheaper than a $10k engine or a $5k tranny, or $3k+of injectors
My truck does most of its pulling when it's close to or over 100°, so I take care of 'er.
Plus who wouldn't want to buy a 125,000 mile truck that was serviced like that?

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Old 05-08-2014, 10:26 PM   #14
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Back on OP's topic.

Perform the regular maintenance as described in you owners manual. The engine should easily be able to see 200k miles.

There's really no tricks to the Diesel engines. You will read lots of differing opinions on oils, filters and the like. You have the cummins engine, do what cummins recommends and you will be fine.
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Old 05-08-2014, 10:36 PM   #15
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Sorry, I thought I was?

-If you have air brakes and or air ride, drain the tanks frequently (everyday recomended, but you might not move everyday)
- don't forget to thump or check your inside duals
-you might want to plug in coolant heater when it gets below 32° or what ever temp is recomended for your unit.

-Have fun!!!

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Old 05-08-2014, 10:54 PM   #16
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X2...so many diesel forums are spilling out this notion on K&N filters but I have not seen one incidence by users (including mine).
I know one issue with a 7.3 Power Stroke and K&N drop in replacement filters is that there was a standoff in the filter housing so the turbo would not suck the filter out of place... It sort of pushed the filter down in the center and kept it from moving. Well, this would rub a spot in the filter and eventually put a hole in it.

I had one for about 6000 miles and it started to wear in that one spot.

I know run a Ford AiS severe duty filter set up and it flows just fine and filters like crazy. These are the ones they designed to put in the trucks they sent over to the Middle East and had to stand up to the sandy conditions.
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Old 05-08-2014, 11:01 PM   #17
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Brother Les... Did the 6.0 cooler go in as part of the BTS transmission install or did you do that separately?

I have the Ford HD4R100 reman and they put in the 13 row v10 cooler when they installed it. I put the 6.0 26 row in about a month ago. My initial impression was sort of "meh" but I haven't towed with it much distance yet (not enough to get up to operation temps). I guess since I wasn't trying to fix a cooling issue and I had a better than stock 9row cooler, I won't realize as much benefit as some that had junked up 9row coolers. My trans temp run 50-60 above ambient (originally type below ambient), but ran 60-70 prior to the 26row cooler when unloaded.
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Looks like an impressive engine ISB6.7 for Motorhome (EPA 2010) - Cummins Engines
& transmission http://www.allisontransmissionpublic...d.ashx?did=740
I suggest buying fuel only from high volume locations, know the cetane Diesel Cetane Number - Diesel Fuel Cetane Rating - What is Cetane rating and gel point for your fuel
select a good oil - like Rotella T6, Delvac or Delo
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Looks like an impressive engine ISB6.7 for Motorhome (EPA 2010) - Cummins Engines
& transmission http://www.allisontransmissionpublic...d.ashx?did=740
I suggest buying fuel only from high volume locations, know the cetane Diesel Cetane Number - Diesel Fuel Cetane Rating - What is Cetane rating and gel point for your fuel
select a good oil - like Rotella T6, Delvac or Delo
I think I can count on one hand and not use a thumb the number of times I've seen the Cetane rating value posted on a pump in 13 years and 212,000 miles of driving my diesel.
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