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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-14-2015, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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First off, nice to be back here, posting mostly been reading. Had to open a new account long since forgot my old log on.


Anyway I have a 2005 F350 6.0. 168,000 miles on it. Since ive decided to keep it a for more years what non routine maintenance should I be thinking about. alk the routine stuff, fluids, filters etc have been kept up over the trucks lifetime.


ill be taking the camper and family to the florida keys in this Christmas/new years so ill be doing some stuff before we go.


So have at it. What should I be looking at?
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2007 F350 CCLB Lariat 4x4. EGR delete, 4" turbo back straight pipe 5'' tip, coolant filter/CAT ELC, blue spring mod, DC Power 185 AMP Alternator,HFCM plug Upgrade, Everything else STOCK. 173k- Feb 2017
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Make the charging system and batteries are checked and up to snuff. If you haven't already, the "blue spring" upgrade and the upgraded degas cap are cheap, easy to install, and offer good insurance against sitting on the side of the highway.

2005 F-350 CC, LB, 4x4, Dually, 6.0 Powerstroke, Torqueshift, 4:10 Gears. Gooseneck and rear pull hitches. "Truck Covers USA" roll up aluminum tonneau cover. Putco Boss Running Boards. Aluminum finned diff covers. Bilstein HD shocks. ProComp steering stabilizer. XRF ball joints. NC Hornet CCV mod. RCD egr delete kit. AirDog fuel system. Strictly Diesel's regulated fuel and coolant return lines kits. Amsoil oil bypass (by NUC Motorsports) and homebuilt coolant bypass kits. CFM intake elbow. ARP head studs with factory gaskets and all upgrades. FICM by Ed with Atlas 40 tune, DC Power 185 amp alternator, MBRP 304SS "Cool Dual" exhaust system. SCT Livewire tuner with pyrometer. Autometer 'A' pillar gauges (Boost/Trans temp/Pyrometer/Fuel Pressure). 850 CCA Motorcraft Batteries. Using Rotella T-6 synthetic oil. Upgraded degas tank and cap. Hayes deep aluminum trans pan. GoGo Diesel modified direct clutch solenoid. Retro Solutions HID head and fog lights. High idle mod. Jimmi-Jammers. +More.
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Make the charging system and batteries are checked and up to snuff. If you haven't already, the "blue spring" upgrade and the upgraded degas cap are cheap, easy to install, and offer good insurance against sitting on the side of the highway.

im not familiar with the blue spring and degas cap, what are they?
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Degas cap is basically the rad cap, but it is on a smaller tank that is attached to radiator via a hose. It's located next to the brake master cylinder. The newer cap has a much beefier spring that will hold the coolant pressure inside the tank. The original can be weak, allowing coolant to leak out.

The blue spring upgrade was introduced to raise the fuel pressure to help injectors last much longer. It's located on the side of the fuel filter housing. There is a cover with 4 screws and the spring is under that. The newer spring is blue in color and will raise pressure from approximately 45 psi to about 55 psi.

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