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New to me ford f250

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by allstarlawncare, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. allstarlawncare

    allstarlawncare Member
    Messages: 59

    New to me 2004 ford f250 lariat diesel. That is the 6.0 diesel motor. It has 62,000 miles on it.
    Getting a new to me plow installed right now and hopefully pick it up later today. I am going with western for my plow. Hope I like the plow

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  2. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    Truck looks nice and clean. Have a good season.
     
  3. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Looks like a nice truck. Low miles for sure.
     
  4. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    sharp looking truck !
     
  5. Jaysled

    Jaysled Member
    Messages: 54

    Nice looking Truck! Are you going to run a second truck? I've seen your F-150 around Webster. Good luck with it.
     
  6. S-205

    S-205 Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 357

    Sweet truck, low miles!

    I've got a question, how do you tell the difference between the older 7.3's in that body style and the 2003's and 4's with the 6.0L?
     
  7. mustangman02232

    mustangman02232 Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    just by looking at them, the silver "powerstroke" badges are for the 6.0, the old black ones are for the 7.3

    nice looking truck, i love my 04, I would probably spend a little bit of time reading up on isses and bullit proofing the truck if your planning to keep it a while
     
  8. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    Nice truck, I've heard good and bad about those 6.0s. Hopefully that one treats you good.
     
  9. allstarlawncare

    allstarlawncare Member
    Messages: 59

    Thanks for the comments! Truck has worked awesome so far! I got to put it to use yesterday and today with some snow. this was our first push of the season
     
  10. allstarlawncare

    allstarlawncare Member
    Messages: 59

    I do plan on keeping it for a while. I will definitely read up. Do you have any suggestions about what to do before I even start to read?
     
  11. allstarlawncare

    allstarlawncare Member
    Messages: 59

    Heres the truck pushing some snow! Helping out my buddy who has a landscaping business plowing a church parking lot. Was awesome to get to use it for the first time pushing some snow. this was the only picture i got with the plow on. I will get more throughout the season

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  12. mustangman02232

    mustangman02232 Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    http://www.bulletproofdiesel.com/ScanGauge_II_Digital_Data_Monitor_p/6000073.htm

    this really is a must have for a 6.0. monitor your engine oil temp and your engine coolant temp, if EOT gets higher then 15* from the ECT, you need an oil cooler, otherwise you will start having EGR or headgasket issues, you can also use it to check FICM voltage so you dont get stranded, and as a boost guage (max boost on stock truck should be 23-25 lbs). they just plug in to the ODB2 port so you can swap it between trucks if you have several.

    if your oil cooler is good I would flush the cooling system with distilled water till its clear, then refill with CAT EC1 rated coolant, it wont gum and and plug the oil cooler and if you do decide to do it put a coolant filter on it to get any crap and casting sand out of the cooling system. Ford, international or RACOR filters only, dieselfiltersonline.com has the best deal on them, synthetic oil works best, but not really mandatory. and atleast every other tank or so a fuel additive, i use powerservice.

    ive got just shy of 100 on mine, still a baby, my oil cooler plugged and the scanguage let me know before it did real damage. other then that, zero problems, pulls anything, and still gets 20+ mpg when empty
     
  13. IA Farmer

    IA Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    Truck looks great, post pictures when you get them. What size plow did you go with?
     
  14. RepoMan1968

    RepoMan1968 Senior Member
    Messages: 439

    keep your eye on the degass bottle for puking . Thumbs Up

    they love fresh air and plenty of it . 5'' exaust ,zoodad, cai and some tunes ought to snap your neck . dont raise the heads though payup
     
  15. allstarlawncare

    allstarlawncare Member
    Messages: 59

    Its an 8 foot western pro plow with wings so it comes out to be about 9 foot 8 inches with the wings on.
     
  16. Mrplow247

    Mrplow247 Member
    Messages: 46

    looks great i have a dark shadow grey, 2005 crew cab with 60k. 8.5 snowdogg v. i love the mileage i get while plowing in the diesel vs. a gas
     
  17. allstarlawncare

    allstarlawncare Member
    Messages: 59

    What kind of mileage do you get while plowing? Westerns site says my truck cannot support one of their v plows which kind of stinks
     
  18. oldbluehairhemi

    oldbluehairhemi Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    good looking truck. great find with low miles. good luck with it.
     
  19. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    It'll hold the plow fine, it will just be over your front end rating which is why they can't recommend it.

    Very nice truck.
     
  20. 87chevy

    87chevy Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    Head studs and EGR delete for sure...