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Posted: 09/26/20 08:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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I changed the oil, filter and rotated my tires. I do this every 5000 miles.

I changed the oil and filter back in January, loaded my camper the middle of March and just took it off because I need the truck.

I towed a car from Las Vegas back in Feb that I bought so the truck has been worked quite a bit over the last 5000 miles and it didn't use a drop of oil.

I'm impressed and quite happy.


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Factory brakes with 215,000 miles on them. I'm pretty impressed with the brakes too.

They're getting close to needing to be changed. Pretty sure I'll be replacing them with AC Delco brake pads.


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Installed 1,100 lb. (550 per side) Hellwig helper springs and new u bolts. Raised the height a little less than 2". I'm hoping I won't need to engage the lower stable loads anymore with the camper. Be nice to just let the springs work without all the band aid devices. So far, unloaded, it rides better than it ever has. I didn't buy the truck new so I have no reference, but it feels like a normal suspension should.
Not too bad for $79.

I shall see.

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Posted: 09/29/20 05:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Started putting together my electrical panel for the power system I am installing on my truck to power battery charging for work tools and flashlights an on board compressor refrigerator and a 3000 watt inverter in my work canopy and future truck camper.


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Replaced the ICP sensor on my 2003 F350 6.0 PSD. I was blessed in that the CEL (check engine light) came on after my long trip last month to Yellowstone and the Tetons. Grabbed the DashBoss to download the codes then changed a few settings on my DashBoss engine monitor to pull up the voltage on the ICP sensor - ZERO nada. Confirmed it was toast.
If you have not changed an ICP sensor on a 6.0 2003 and later you've not had a reason to cuss Ford Engine engineers!! It is located in the far rear (looking from the bumper aft) of the engine compartment just left of center and behind the turbo. You can either attack it from the bottom or the top. I choose the top - have to remove the intake, air cleaner, FICM, FICM Bracket, rear intake bolt and pig tail to the IPR valve JUST for access. Next, you better hpe you can get your 27MM or 1 1/16th socket onto the sensor in the compacted area. Regardless, it took me awhile but total success - CEL light off.


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Drove it around some more. Need to locate a drive line shop to have the carrier bearing replaced as its rubber bushing is worn.


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Changed fuel filter and maybe do the front diff tomorrow.

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82,000 miles and my 2012 F350 had a serious case of Front End Death Wobble.....Really really bad shimmy. Like shaking the front end off the truck. I had to go from 60 down to a complete stop. Happened three times and was really scary. Went straight to Les Schaub Tire Store, They replaced tie rod ends, and all four shocks. Drove the truck home 130 miles with no issues. Headed out again with Truck Camper on and WOW the truck had serious Death Wobble again several times. I essentially limped to Les Schaub again. The Service Manager was dumbfounded. I insisted he drive the Truck... He did and exclaimed my GAWD you have more than one tire with separated plies or belts......They Warranted all four Tires....and replaced them with all new Les Schaub Open Country Tires.....No more DEATH WOBBLE after a 1500 mile trip with our Camper over the past few days. WHEW!?!!??!?!


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ggadwa wrote:

82,000 miles and my 2012 F350 had a serious case of Front End Death Wobble.....Really really bad shimmy. Like shaking the front end off the truck. I had to go from 60 down to a complete stop. Happened three times and was really scary. Went straight to Les Schaub Tire Store, They replaced tie rod ends, and all four shocks. Drove the truck home 130 miles with no issues. Headed out again with Truck Camper on and WOW the truck had serious Death Wobble again several times. I essentially limped to Les Schaub again. The Service Manager was dumbfounded. I insisted he drive the Truck... He did and exclaimed my GAWD you have more than one tire with separated plies or belts......They Warranted all four Tires....and replaced them with all new Les Schaub Open Country Tires.....No more DEATH WOBBLE after a 1500 mile trip with our Camper over the past few days. WHEW!?!!??!?!


Wow.


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Posted: 09/06/21 10:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Drove it home from my weekend camping trip today. It hit 72,500 miles on my way home.
Guess I need to drive it more


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ggadwa wrote:

Les Schaub Tire Store,


It's actually Les Schwab.

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