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        08-29-2010, 08:53 AM
      #31
    Weanling
    I also have towed with gas hauler and I went diesel in 06 and will never go back to a gasser unless I quit horses. I have a F250 SD and I absolutley love the power this truck delivers towing. My trailer is a 3h sl max weight 10400lbs When I rough camp the trailer is loaded and I also carry a generator and a 65gal water tank full . And have no issues with pulling, or stopping.. Yes the cost of diesel ownership is expensive. I just had to replace the Fuel Injector Control Module it was still under warrant but the part alone was 700$ Which I think is a big azz rip off to consumers. An oil change is 150 as this truck takes 15 qts of oil. Has 2 fuel filter and 2 big azz batteries that will cost ya over 100 +. Yes high maintenace truck but it will be around a lot longer than any gas engine...If you are seriously into trailering get the diesel..Over all it will pay for it self....
    This is my rig
         
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        08-29-2010, 09:03 PM
      #32
    Weanling
    Hey, ways to save a bit of money with that oil burner... change your own oil! I run rotella synthetic oil and it costs me about $85 bucks to change my oil. With conventional it would run around 55 to 60. Fuel filters aren't hard to change, either. I either buy those from a company online that sells racor filters, or directly from an international dealer, from international they are the filters for a VT275 motor. Those run $35 bucks for the set. Paying more than 40 is a rip off.
         
        08-30-2010, 08:10 AM
      #33
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by spence    
    hey, ways to save a bit of money with that oil burner... change your own oil! I run rotella synthetic oil and it costs me about $85 bucks to change my oil. With conventional it would run around 55 to 60. Fuel filters aren't hard to change, either. I either buy those from a company online that sells racor filters, or directly from an international dealer, from international they are the filters for a VT275 motor. Those run $35 bucks for the set. Paying more than 40 is a rip off.

    Thanks for the info But the reason I take it to the dealer is that it is still under warranty and if anything goes wrong I don't want them to blame it on me..Now after the warranty is done I will do it myself..or get a little help from my freinds..lol BTW it isn't an oil burner............................................ ..yet I do change the air and fuel filters on it...Does yours take 15qts of oil? I can't see getting off that cheap even doing it myself...I did figure it out once and I would save maybe 30$ so I figure that is worth it so I don't have to spend the time or energy to do it myself...I'm not a spring chicky anymore...
         
        08-30-2010, 11:02 PM
      #34
    Weanling
    It's a diesel, and they are frequently referred to as "oil burners." mine hasn't used a quart of oil in over 80k i've put on it (115+ total), however that's still what I call it. Older ones tended to burn oil, a lot. Most of the big trucks at work use quite a bit of oil, in fact, and those are mostly 03-07's.

    Anyhow, the one time i've had somebody else change my oil a couple years ago, he charged me $120, and that was paying him what he paid for the oil from WM (he's got a shop, however he doesn't carry rotella syn, and that was the first run I made with the stuff). Like I say, oil + filter cost me $85.

    The book says 15 quarts, however I started running 14 a long time ago. It shows toward the top end of the full on my dip stick and since it hasn't used oil (knock on wood), what's it going to hurt? I know a variety of other people who run 14 quarts.

    For more info on the 6.0 specifically, visit the info center I use most often... 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

    And for the record i've changed the oil since I got it and had a turbo replaced, ball joints/wheel bearing, FICM, clutch/flywheel, and I think that's it. All under warranty at a total of three different dealers. Nobody complained. If you have a dealer that's going to pitch a fit, i'd find another dealer. These things are complicated enough that it's WORTH it to find a GOOD dealer/technician, even if it means driving further. I'm lucky, i've got a good 6.0 guy less than 40 miles from me (closest sizable town).
         

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