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Old 12-11-2011, 12:42 PM
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Questions on my 2012 F350

Ok so first off, this thing is SICK! I love it. Mine is a Black Regular Cab XL package with lots of XLT add on options. It also came with a Fisher Plow

Anyways, I do have some questions.

When should I change the oil?

Where I live, we don't have many E85 fuel stations but if I end up finding one can I mix regular fuel with E85? Should I be concerned about E85 in cold weather conditions?

In the front bumper where the plow hook ups are, I have a plug which I am assuming is a block heater hook up. I've seen the option on Ford.com's build website but I don't really get why you'd need one on a gas motor. Does it have anything to do with the FlexFuel stuff?

This is one mean beast of a truck. It puts everything I've ever driven to shame. As much as I love it, I think my friends and family love it more.
Everyone gets so excited when they see it, infact-one of my friends is buying a new one this week just because he likes mine so much.

I can't wait to test out the E-Locker in the snow, bring on that white gold!!!
-Fawcett
 
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I'm guessing you have a 6.2L gasoline engine?

You can download an electronic copy of your owners manual at this link.

http://www.motorcraftservice.com/vdi...&menuIndex1=16

The block heater on a gasoline engine makes for easier starting and faster warm ups.
 
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Yup, my mistake! I thought I was in the 6.2 Forum...

Thank you for the link!
 
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Moved to the 6.2L V8 forum.
 
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Congrats and good luck with the new rig Fawcett, we
would like to see pics posted of your new '12er.
I changed my oil first at 1000 miles and 5000 mile intervals, not
the 7500 mile interval mentioned in the owners manual. Seems easier
to remember every 5000.
There's a block heater in mine also, have never used it yet.
Be sure to download the owners manual as Redford stated and
read it a few times.

Waiting for pics...

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Originally Posted by Fawcett View Post
Ok so first off, this thing is SICK! I love it. Mine is a Black Regular Cab XL package with lots of XLT add on options. It also came with a Fisher Plow

Anyways, I do have some questions.

When should I change the oil?
I did mine at 1700, then 5000 then every 5000 after that. Just makes it easy to remember the nice round numbers.

Where I live, we don't have many E85 fuel stations but if I end up finding one can I mix regular fuel with E85? Should I be concerned about E85 in cold weather conditions?
You can mix the gas, but I would not recommend ever using the E85 unless it is at least $1 cheaper, not worth it. You will get less power and less MPG (and these trucks don't get that good of MPG's as it is).

In the front bumper where the plow hook ups are, I have a plug which I am assuming is a block heater hook up. I've seen the option on Ford.com's build website but I don't really get why you'd need one on a gas motor. Does it have anything to do with the FlexFuel stuff?
Yes the plug is for a engine heater, they come standard on trucks sold in certain cold weather states. I have one and use it every morning during the winter. Heats up the oil and makes the truck run a little bit better during the cold. I got a timer and connected a cord to that so that it is only drawing power for about 3 hours, any more and you are wasting electricity.

This is one mean beast of a truck. It puts everything I've ever driven to shame. As much as I love it, I think my friends and family love it more.
Everyone gets so excited when they see it, infact-one of my friends is buying a new one this week just because he likes mine so much.

I can't wait to test out the E-Locker in the snow, bring on that white gold!!!
-Fawcett
Congratulations on the new truck, and yes this truck is a beast. I get compliments all the time. My family loves it too and that is the only thing they want to drive when I'm not driving it. Oh yeah we need pictures too.
 
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+1 to Mike and Kevin's comments. I haven't looked into the E85 that much, but based on what I've read, it needs to be significantly cheaper to reap any benefits from it.

And yes, pics are good.

E-locker + snow + AdvancTrac off + large parking lot = kids laughing hysterically/wife punching arm.
 
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First try at posting pics!








 
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Nice lookin' truck!

Cool pics, where are those taken at?
 
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Now thats a sweet looking truck. . I dont know why i let my wife talk me into the crew cab ... Our next 6.2L truck will be one that looks like this one..
thanks for sharing and call me old school
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nice pics! makes me want mine that much more....come on 2012!!
 
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