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Friend's 1997 F-250 4x4 turned 200K a couple months ago. Transmission was done around 92K (original owner towed an enormous 5er with it), he did a HPOP and the lift pump upgrade last year...I think it's getting a tuner this spring.


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Hi.
Assuming you purchase the truck used. And assuming you have maintained it. Have you ever had a fuel delusion check preformed on the crankcase oil? With 220,000 miles it maybe time to check the oil.

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I have over 200,000 miles and unless there is another issue, fuel dilution is not an issue.

Normal fuel dilution is up to about 5% IIRC by volume in a diesel, and mine is running well below that.

5% dilution means oil lose 1 SAE grade is the rule of thumb.

Biodiesel will roughly double the rate of fuel dilution.

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How many of you regurarly test for cavitation additive (FW16 I think)?

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Tankcar wrote:

Hi.
Assuming you purchase the truck used. And assuming you have maintained it. Have you ever had a fuel delusion check preformed on the crankcase oil? With 220,000 miles it maybe time to check the oil.


I have seen where people have their oil analyzed for various reasons. Is there one particular lab that they deal with? I would think you would have to contact them to find out how they want the oil handled, shipping, and cost, etc. I keep a very close eye on the oil and never see any fluctuation in the level and what I would think would be normal break down of the oil. What I mean is when it is fresh it is naturally cleaner and slicker than after 5000 miles.

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