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post #1 of 4 Old 12-16-2009, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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Just purchased an 06 Powerstroke.

Ive had my truck for about a week now. Joined this site and all the horror stories about the 6.0's have me worried. Does the 06 have the same problems as the earlier 6.0's?
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post #2 of 4 Old 12-16-2009, 03:29 PM
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first off welcome to the Org.... now if you think about how many 6.0Ls have been sold compared to how many people are having problems with them its very minimal.... now there are a few things you can do to her to help the trouble areas but some require a good amount of cash... for now just put some gauges in there to monitor the vitals and your good to go...

if you have any questions feel free to ask

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post #3 of 4 Old 12-16-2009, 06:22 PM
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Johnny I was in the same boat as you two months ago. Dont worry about it. You will always hear more about the trucks that break as opposed to the ones that dont.

Leave it stock for now and save some money. Get yourself ARP studs, new head gaskets, an EGR delete, a new oil cooler, and a coolant filter. It seems as if once these are all done, the trucks are pretty darn reliable.

Im starting my project of what I listed above (and then some) this coming weekend. There is nothing wrong with my truck, but I want a no-headache truck. I think a lot of the problems stem from guys who mod the trucks with tuners, exhaust etc. All these things can compromise the stock engine. Build a good foundation to work from first.

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i thought my stock '04 crew cab 6.0 was running OK until i started reading, earlier this year, all the horror stories. What's a decent make/model gauge cluster to get installed? I'd at least like to see EGT, ECT and EOT. Any other gauge / monitoring suggestions are appreciated.
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