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Old 01-31-2011, 12:31 PM   #15
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First Oil Change

Hey Wayward,

I'm still lovin' the new rig and have passed the initial break-in period. I'm beginning to think about what oil I will use (and stay with), for the duration of the life of the truck. Have you given any thought to a synthic oil, and have you considered Mobile 1 ? I know the cost is higher, but I'm determined to make this truck last a long time, so it would be worth the extra $$ to me.

Thanks for your input,
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:32 AM   #16
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small incremental costs for the long run IMO

Dover, I have always used full synthetics and OEM oil filters that I get at the dealer. My F150 sees a lot of heavy towing and has gone over 130K miles with only repairing an alternator, balljoints and a new clutch.

The tranny and differential get only Redline lubricants. Debate is endless here as expected, but Redline is heads above the rest and has the data to prove it on the Technical section of their website. The price is high but these fluids do not get changed as frequently. You can buy it on line.

I try and use Redline motor oil when I change it myself but shops do not carry it, so I have used Motorcraft, Mobil1, Pennzoil and Rotella synthetics when I cannot do it myself. I trust shops to charge me for synthetic but not to actually put it in. The fast lube at my local Ford dealer charges a little more for full synthetic but actually pulls the quart bottles from the back room and I can watch them through the glass pouring it in

On other major maintenance. I have the brake fluid flushed every 2 years with synthetic fluid - brake fluid absorbs moisture from the air which plays havoc with brake parts and leads to brake fade when hot brakes turn it to steam.

Adaptive One brake pads from NAPA paired with Brembo rotors - excellent brake feel, zero problems and no wheel corrosion.

After watching the tech, it looks like I am going to start getting tire rotations at the dealer now. The tire pressure sensors need to be "retrained" for front vs rear pressure when the wheels are swapped. Procedure is in the owners manual and looks like a PITA.
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Old 02-02-2011, 01:46 PM   #17
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Extra Preventive Maintenance

Wayward

I agree with all the extra preventative maintenance that you are doing. It will keep your truck out of the shop and will save you money and headaches in the long run.

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Old 07-26-2011, 06:56 AM   #18
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Any updates on the performance of these trucks? I am about ready to pull the trigger and get one. I'm going to look at the ECO Boost but I am leaning towards the 6.2
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:59 AM   #19
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Hey Joe

I have 14,000+ miles on my 2011 6.2 F-250 and no problems to report. I get between 10.0 mpg and 11.2 mpg and am satisfied with the truck. After all the maintaince issues I had with the 6.0 diesel, this is a refreshing change.

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Hey Terry. How do you like the urea injection. I was at the NY car show and was looking at it. Right now it's pretty expensive but the price of the stuff should come down, eventually. They are beginning to use it on the BIG trucks too. So far Cummins is only using it on the larger chassis. The 4500's and up I think. When I checked they were not yet using it on the 3500's and 2500's. I hear good reports from the new Ford built diesel. I hope they continue. Good luck with your's.
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My F250 6.2 gasser with 12,000 miles shows an overall average of 11.9MPG over 7 months. Mileage ranges from 10-11 towing to 13-14 highway. No problems to date. Sweet ride. It is a towing machine.
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I have 14,000+ miles on my 2011 6.2 F-250 and no problems to report. I get between 10.0 mpg and 11.2 mpg and am satisfied with the truck. After all the maintaince issues I had with the 6.0 diesel, this is a refreshing change.

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Thanks Terry,
We bought the F-150 4X4 Larriot with the 6.2 yesterday. Really a sweet truck. If I can get 11 towing, I'll be pretty happy. looking forward to getting it out on the road.
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:46 AM   #23
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Hey Joe

Congrats on the new truck, I think your gonna love it. What are you towing?
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Congrats on the new truck, I think your gonna love it. What are you towing?
We are towing a 29 1990 Excella. Around 7500 lbs. We just towed over to the beach and really love it. Everything went extremely well. Brakes hooked up with no problems. I will check milage when we get back. Computer said around 11 which would be great. I would post a pic but I am not sure how to from IPAD
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Here is the truck at the campground.
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Here is the truck at the campground.
nice truck! I was picturing it blue with orange lettering though

Are you at Beverly Beach?
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nice truck! I was picturing it blue with orange lettering though

Are you at Beverly Beach?



You mean the Boise State colors?
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You mean the Boise State colors?
they have palm trees in Boise too?
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