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Edge platinum vs SCT Qs & my horror story
About 1-2 years ago I put in ARP headstuds on my 2005 6.0L and replaced head gasket.I already had 4" cat delete exhaust. LATER ON I deleted EGR, added coolant filtration, replaced oil cooler and added SCT Tuner. I was told they were Innovative diesel tunes, but I got the tuner through FCDP. Soon after, I started to get my first cooant pukes.
I had an Edge Platinum before, but based on all the forum feedback I got, i went to the SCT. Apparently the Edge is too generic for many trucks and many said I was going to eventually have issues, whereas the SCT was custom and better (this is the feedback i got).
I just had head gasket replaced as I started puking coolant soon after this. Naturally, the shop immediately blames the tuner/chip. The diesel performance shops all tell me they NEVER had head gasket jobs return after doing ARP studs and deleting EGR. Heads were checked and are not cracked or warped.
Is it safe to at least run tow tune? I will never run the extreme or race tunes again as I'm too scared.
Since I only plan to run tow, can I use my Edge and just not program the tuner? I always kept my Edge plugged in to monitor temps and ran it on "0". I never ever stacked the tuners.
95% of the time I ran on tow tune, and occasionally I ran the extreme SCT tune but did not drive like a maniac. I definitely stomped the gas pedal a few times but let off right away when I saw how quickly the exhaust temps skyrocketed.
Let me be clear that I am not looking to blame anyone and I am not whining. I am stuck with a Ford 6.0L and I just want to never have another head gasket job again (I hope that's not wishful thinking!!).
I worry that even tho Edge says "0", maybe there is some weird thing going on. Shop told me to just run stock and i won't have to worry. All I want is more tow power when I tow, i have tons of power running empty on stock set up. Thanks for your feedback on whether it's okay to run Edge on tow and just remove the SCT.
forgot to add: I have 80K miles.