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Old 05-10-2012, 08:05 AM   #11
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My TV is a 2004 F550 with a 6 liter. I bought it used but knowing its history. The original owner pulled an 8 horse trailer between Ontario and Kentucky. I got the service records with the truck.

I did a full filter and fluids service on it as soon as I got it. It pulls my Sterling 32RL with ease. I had to drive WOT a couple of times and it is amazing how much power you get. Like any vehicle if you take care of it and don't drive the s--t out of it they will generally behave.

I am happy with it and got it for a price that if I need to rebuild the motor then I am only out the camping time then money I have already factored in not having to buy new.


2004 Ford F550 6l Lariat SuperCrew, Fontaine Bed,
Link Systems Air Ride
2011 Sterling 32RL with Michelin XPS tires
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:57 PM   #12
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Excellent points transam. you hit the nail right on the head. I am a FORD diesel technician and specialize in mainly diesel. I just want to add one thing and thaat ia the oil cooler has a tendency to get contaminated on the coolant side. Regular coolant flushes will help along with the add on filter. When the oil cooler gets restricted it does not allow enough coolant through the EGR cooler and causes excess heat in the EGR cooler resulting in the internal solder joints to melt and cause major coolant loss into the exhaust

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