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Old 11-18-2018, 12:36 PM
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New Owner - couple questions!

Just brought home a 2019 F350 CCLB Lariat. First time diesel owner, and lurking this forum for a while helped inform my purchase decision, so thank you!

I wasnít able to find these answers in the manual or via the FTE search, but feel free to redirect if I missed something:
  1. I set my tire pressures to 55psi all around, and the TPMS is complaining the rear is too low. Iíll add more air when towing or hauling of course, but is there a way to calibrate the system so it accepts lower pressure? I have the Michelins on 20" wheels. The yellow warning light eats at my OCD...
  2. Various engine surfaces under the hood are covered in a light oily substance - pretty sure it is not motor oil. Is this some kind of anti corrosion they spray on at the factory or do I have something to be worried about?
Loving both the truck and this forum so far.

 
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Old 11-18-2018, 02:18 PM
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The "stuff" is sprayed on at factory and it will burn off soon enough. May smell a bit. This is normal.

For the TPMS setting, you can find out how to change that in the "FORScan" threads on this forum. Or maybe beg your local dealer but I don't think they'll cooperate. Enjoy your new truck!
 
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Old 11-18-2018, 02:20 PM
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My F350 CCLB Lariat 6.7 rides fine with 80psi rear, 65psi front. Just air up your tires above the warning threshold and keep it simple.
 
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The "stuff" is sprayed on at factory and it will burn off soon enough. May smell a bit. This is normal.

For the TPMS setting, you can find out how to change that in the "FORScan" threads on this forum. Or maybe beg your local dealer but I don't think they'll cooperate. Enjoy your new truck!
On my 2015 the dealer lowered my tpms to 50 psi and turned on the def filter gauge.
 
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Old 11-19-2018, 08:38 PM
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Discount Tire lowered my tpms when I had new tires installed
 
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Old 11-19-2018, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by fortheford View Post
The "stuff" is sprayed on at factory and it will burn off soon enough. May smell a bit. This is normal.

For the TPMS setting, you can find out how to change that in the "FORScan" threads on this forum. Or maybe beg your local dealer but I don't think they'll cooperate. Enjoy your new truck!
Perfect, thank you. Just ordered my OBDII connector!

Originally Posted by coolidge54 View Post
My F350 CCLB Lariat 6.7 rides fine with 80psi rear, 65psi front. Just air up your tires above the warning threshold and keep it simple.
The difference in ride quality is dramatic, IMO. But more importantly thatís just the incorrect pressure for an unloaded tire - it rides up on the center and doesnít wear correctly. It was even obvious to the naked eye, the outer 1.5" of the tread on each side were squeaky clean and untouched after the drive home!
 
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Old 11-19-2018, 09:28 PM
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Perfect, thank you. Just ordered my OBDII connector!



The difference in ride quality is dramatic, IMO. But more importantly thatís just the incorrect pressure for an unloaded tire - it rides up on the center and doesnít wear correctly. It was even obvious to the naked eye, the outer 1.5" of the tread on each side were squeaky clean and untouched after the drive home!
I was concerned about that, too, but I just replaced the factory tires at 58,000 miles. Wear was even, tread was >4/32ís all around. Inflation was always 75-80#.
 
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Any pics of the new truck ??
 
 


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