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Old 05-15-2018, 01:51 PM
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I would also recommend the supplemental heater. It's basically a electric heater that makes some heat almost right away until the engine coolant is hot enough to take over. I love that thing, cold winter starts the window is thawing in 5 min or so almost like a gas truck, prob doesn't blow quite as hot but it does help.
 
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My truck has been problem free since I have owned it. I do let it cool down when i tow my trailer. If towing i don't shut the truck off to fuel up. other than that I just drive it. Changing fuel filters this week and oil today. Make a friend with your parts guy and he may give you a deal on parts and oil. My guy always hooks me up. I buy a couple dozen doughnuts when i go in for service. The guys love it . One mote thing I only use Motorcraft parts for my truck. Sure you can get good parts from somewhere else but can't go wrong with OEM fluids and oil. I do when on the road get my DEF from Walmart but when home get it at the dealer.
 
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Good thread,Ill jump in.I just bought a left over 17 6.7 and I’m head over heals in love with this truck!Coming from two great 6.0’s ive been asking myself some of these exact questions wondering how I should drive a modern diesel.Us 6.0 owners often had to Floor the truck to “clean” it out.

Im wondering if the 6.7 requires the same type of driving style?I understand running them hard is good but do I need to occasionally floor it to “clean it out” or would it even do anything for the DPF?Does flooring it help keep the DPF happy?
 
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Nope , it dose help the soul. LOL
Flooring it creates soot but the truck has a system to clean that. Just drive it and you will be happy
 
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I can count the number of times the go pedal has touched the floor in my truck on one hand in the 19k miles I've logged in the drivers seat. These trucks have so much power it's not necessary to use all the available horsepower or maybe I'm not hooking up to something heavy enough?
 
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I can count the number of times the go pedal has touched the floor in my truck on one hand in the 19k miles I've logged in the drivers seat. These trucks have so much power it's not necessary to use all the available horsepower or maybe I'm not hooking up to something heavy enough?
No I agree,The power is insane!I just wasn’t sure if I needed to “Clean it out” like I did my 6.0.The 6.0 needed it after driving it in town.
 
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