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6.0L Engine Oil Overheat?
I'm posting for a friend at work. He has a superb and spotless 2004 F350 6.0L 4x4 with Banks Exhaust, Banks 6 Gun Tuner/PDA and Banks Intake. The truck is "babied" and is perfectly maintained. He's an older gentleman who does not hot rod the truck. He claims his tuner is to help with towing and economy. I will admit he does drive slooooowwww when I'm behind him.
Last week he was on vacation and was pulling his camper in the Smokey Mountains (were from Indiana). He claims his oil temp got up to 215 which concerned him. His trans temps were in the normal range as was coolant temps.
He's looking to install an aux oil cooler. Is this possible or are they available? My thoughts are that his OEM oil cooler is the problem. But he won't listen to that since his truck is in such great shape. He's under the impression that if you don't abuse your truck...the OEM parts can't be the problem. I'm under the impression that since he's made this trip before with no issues...then something has changed and quit working.
Last edited by neil; 10-08-2009 at 08:20 AM.