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Forum: 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 06-15-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By smlford
I just cracked my mirror housing backing into an...

I just cracked my mirror housing backing into an oak tree on a muddy job site ������
And I will be ordering a pair of these ASAP.
Thanks for the info!
Forum: 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 06-10-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By smlford
You can go to Advance Auto or some place similar...

You can go to Advance Auto or some place similar and they'll run a load teat for free with a print out of the battery health.

I did this a couple of months ago and they told me my alternator...
Forum: 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 06-10-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,090
Posted By smlford
One other thing I forgot to mention is the use of...

One other thing I forgot to mention is the use of a fuel additive.
I use Stanadyne Performance and that alone gets me an additional 1 mpg on the highway.
Basically it pays for itself with the...
Forum: 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 06-08-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,090
Posted By smlford
I'm sure you know what is causing your miserable...

I'm sure you know what is causing your miserable mileage so I won't go there...

However a couple of things I've done that have slightly improved my mileage include:

- running tires at or near...
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 05-30-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By smlford
Pawpaw I was hoping you' chime in...I think I saw...

Pawpaw I was hoping you' chime in...I think I saw you a couple of months ago on 581 in Roanoke if your license plate is your screen name...

I'll see if I can find the info in the tech folder but...
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 05-29-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By smlford
Also, where is the fuel filter? Thanks

Also, where is the fuel filter?
Thanks
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 05-29-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By smlford
A couple of questions about my upcoming 120K service

As the title says I'm coming up on 120k and in looking at the schedule I'm suppose to change the following (among other things):

1. The PVC - where is it on the 2.3? The link in the tech folder...
Forum: 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 05-29-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By smlford
I have an '06 with about 135k omit and similarly...

I have an '06 with about 135k omit and similarly equipt and my mileage since inception is 16.5 also. On the highway I can get up to 20 on a long (700 mile) run...
Forum: 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 05-29-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9,625
Views: 310,011
Posted By smlford
I flushed my cooling system with VC-9 and then...

I flushed my cooling system with VC-9 and then used the Cat coolant.
Dropped my oil coolant delta about 5 degrees!
Very happy.
I also replaced my coolant filter.
Forum: 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 05-25-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By smlford
I have a dump trailer I use in construction also....

I have a dump trailer I use in construction also.
I was having issues with the batteries not holding their charge and I brought my trailer to a trailer shop and he chased it down to the 20 amp fuse....
Forum: 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 05-20-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By smlford
I had 2 quarts left over from the last 4 gallons...

I had 2 quarts left over from the last 4 gallons I purchased for my F-350 and used it to change the oil in my John Deere gas lawn mower and it does run smoother!
Forum: 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 05-18-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By smlford
Has anyone done a write up on this with part...

Has anyone done a write up on this with part numbers?
Forum: 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 05-18-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By smlford
Pardon me for asking a stupid question but what...

Pardon me for asking a stupid question but what is the advantage of going with the '08 pan?
Is it larger??

Also, where did you get it?

I'm always looking for ways to make my truck more...
Forum: Other; Brakes, Electrical, Hitches, Weight Distribution & CDL Discussion 05-06-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By smlford
What you want to find is Agreed Value Auto...

What you want to find is Agreed Value Auto Insurance.

Many insurance companies offer it, particularly those in the specialty car business like Hagerty and Leelan West.

Here's an article that...
Forum: General Diesel Discussion 04-28-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By smlford
I think it ultimately depends on how much you...

I think it ultimately depends on how much you want (or need) to spend.

If you are thinking of hauling a 30' then maybe a duallie would be a better size. As for which motor my first choice would be...
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