Re: new here and to the powerstroke
what he said ^^^^^ thats good info to start. after that you can get a tuner and exhaust and go with an sct. as for the exhaust its all up to you. save your money on the intake. until your over 500 hp they wont do anything other than look good under the hood. get a coolant filter and use 5w-40 for the oil. you have to keep the maintainace up on these trucks. change the fuel filters even if they said they have been changed already. these trucks arent bad at all people just never took care of them and they would crap out on them. they arent like the 7.3 where you change the oil and go, on these you have to change the coolant, change filters all the time ie fuel filters every 25k, oil every 5k, tranny every 25-30k coolant i think is 25k but might be 50k unless you use ELC or cat
coolant along with a coolant filter then you dont have to change as much. as for the egr
watch your EOT
(engine oil temp) and your ECT (engine coolant temp) if they are below 15* spread then just leave it alone. the stock cooler 9 times outta 10 wont go unless the oil cooler is clogged. after that id say get a bullet egr
cooler so that you dont have to worry about someone not giving you an inspection.
2009 Ford F-350 FX4 4x4, H&S 300HD, MBRP 5" DP back exhaust, S&B intake, sinister egr delete, 4" BDS lift with fox shocks, 20x12 fuel nutz, 37" toyos, Custom painted headlights by me, fusion bumper with rigid led lights