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  1. #31
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    Sold our old Toy Hauler last night, had to drive from Bloomington to Lino Lakes to meet the guy. Averaged 12mpg on the way up there. Not as good as I was hoping but I was stuck in traffic for 20 minutes on 35W. I would imagine open road to be 13-14mpg for that trailer.

    I think our new trailer I'll be happy to get double digits.

    On the way home though I got 20mpg!

  2. #32
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    I looked at 6.0's for a long time but after all the research I did on them I felt safer going with an lly duramax. Of I were you I'd look into an egr delete. You don't want all that nasty sludge clogging up your VGT and intake.

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    I think I will wait until it goes out and get the bulletproofdiesel.com EGR cooler. The delete apparently throws a CEL which I'm not ok with. I guess their cooler is pretty good, or at least better than OEM.

    Up first is all fluids change: oil, trans, diffs, transfer case, coolant.
    Second: coolant filter
    Third: ???
    Fourth: profit.

    Going to be running some of the Cetane Booster in the gas, reading around I guess that it works well and helps keep the injectors in better working order.


    Also of note, the integrated trailer brake controller kicks ass and is silky smooth.

  4. #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by Champ View Post

    Going to be running some of the Cetane Booster in the gas, reading around I guess that it works well and helps keep the injectors in better working order.


    Fuel filter should be on the top of the list too.

    Coolant filter?
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  5. #35
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    That will come in handy when your head gasket or or your oil cooler fail

    Sorry I rip on the guys at work with 6.0's it only seemed fitting

  7. #37
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    Use an AmsOil additive with every fill up. The injector problem stems from the lack of lubrication qualities of the new low sulfur diesel.

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    I was going to pickup the Ford additive (Motorcraft) since most people on the forums talk about that. Amsoil version works just as good?

  9. #39
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    Quote Originally Posted by Champ View Post
    I was going to pickup the Ford additive (Motorcraft) since most people on the forums talk about that. Amsoil version works just as good?
    I've ran a few different additive's in my Cummins. The only one that seemed to have any effect on mileage is the lucas. Gained a steady 1 mpg if I run it regularly. Based on all highway driving and comparing mpg across a gallon bottle.


    Honestly I think any of them will help keep the injectors lubed. I have talked to people who also swear by running 2 stroke oil in the fuel to do the same thing.

    You might as well ask which oil is best though. You will get a bunch of opinions that people will defend with their lives yet have no actual evidence to base them on
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    Fuck me this thing has high maintenance costs (not counting break downs). The fluids and filters alone are spendy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Champ View Post
    Fuck me this thing has high maintenance costs (not counting break downs). The fluids and filters alone are spendy!
    Yea wait until you need to buy tires

    I love having my truck but I use it only when I need either the space or to tow something. I can't understand why people would daily a big truck. Between the maintenance cost and fuel cost it's just money down the drain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boardrider247 View Post
    Yea wait until you need to buy tires

    I love having my truck but I use it only when I need either the space or to tow something. I can't understand why people would daily a big truck. Between the maintenance cost and fuel cost it's just money down the drain.
    Thankfully, as part of the deal when buying it we made them put on brand new tires (old ones were junk).

    Although, I was just looking at them today and hope they got the correct ones...

    My door jamb says front = 65psi, rear = 75psi.

    The tires say MAX INFLATION 55psi. Load rating C.

    Hoping they didn't put the wrong tires on

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    TireRack should be able to tell you if they put on something wrong.

    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSe...ting=E&tab=All
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    Blah, all the tires that come up are load rating E.

    Wonder if they'll do anything for us, or if we are just screwed...

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    Definitely the wrong tires, sent the sales guy an email to see if they'll put the proper ones on for us.

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