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New to my 6.0 and diesels in general

Just bought my first diesel last week. I bought a 2007 F250 single rear wheel crew cab Lariat FX4 with 139K. Bought it in Houston and drove back to Indiana. It drove great and got ~22 (by the lie o meter) on the highway. I has reset the mileage gauge just to see hwy mpg so it shouldn't match. The overall for the whole trip was 20.9 by hand calc. Also getting a not too bad just shy of 15 around town by hand calc.

Once getting to Indiana, despite our warm trend, we had a few cold mornings. I had the rough start issue. Took to dealer and had them go through it with a fine tooth comb. Everything checked out great but, they told me what you all had already taught me which is that the injectors were having stiction issues. Of course they recommend replacement with the nice heavy pricetag. Although they were honest and said everything should clear up with the warm weather until next winter. First I am going to give Rev-X a go and see what that does. I've also just added my first additive to the fuel to improve lubricity and cetane. I put Diesel Kleen + in this afternoon to see if that helped quiet the injectors down a little. Still waiting on the Rev-X. I plan to go full synthetic at the next oil change too.

Thanks to all the posters/repsonders for all the education before the purchase and now afterward. As I learn my about my 6.0, I'll try to contribute as well.

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You certainly came to the right place! You'll get a schoolin' here!

I sure hope you have better luck with your 6.0 than I have

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no doubt there will be more to come...it is a 6.0
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It spends a lot of time on the rollback
2004 6.0 F350 FX

Straight pipe
AFE cold-air intake
Sinister EGR delete
SCT tuned
Dieselsite coolant filter
Blue spring
6.4 Banjo Bolts

Things replaced:junk gold coolant
two injectors
2 alternators
oil cooler
2 FICM (one replaced before I purchased)
some little transmission part (easy $16 fix)
IRP valve & HPOP
gasket on turbo
degas cap (easy fix $4)
no doubt there will be more to come...it is a 6.0
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Welcome to the .org! You are on the right track with swapping to synthetic oil. Alot of people say that it has helped their stiction problems. And i ALWAYS put some kind of additive in my fuel, its a good ritual to get use to doing. And you should look into getting some gauges or a way to monitor your vitals. Enjoy your 6.0

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I put the 16oz of diesel Kleen in and drove about 30 minutes. Tank was nearly full. Temp outside same as yesterday so good comparison. The truck is running so much better. The cetane bump must have been needed. I think the Meijer diesel I run only has about a 50 Cetane rating. Can't wait to get the Rev-X and clean out the other end of the injectors.
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Got my Rev-X today...never been so excited about an oil additive in my life! LOL It'll be harder to compare now since we've had a warm up here in Indiana. Although I think it's dropping below freezing tonight so tomorrow AM start will be a good test after running the Rev-X today and tonight.
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Rev-X seems to once again have done the job. I am new to diesels so this may be "normal". It is still a little rough for about 10 seconds after starting on a cold morning, but then it settles right in. Onceit is warmed up and I am crusing along, it is not much different sounding than a gasser. My plan oging forward is to use full suyunthetic at the next oil change and another 2 bottles of Rev-X (going to one bottle per after that one). I have my EGR delete kit in hand waiting for a full day of time to do it. Also bought a test pipe to let things flow through the turbo a little more freely. The Power Service added really helped smooth things out too. My injectors sound much happier. I also plan on hooking up my laptop and OBD connector to check out the sensor values (esp EOT and ECT) next time I drive it. Is the fuel pressure soemthing I should be able to read through the OBD as well? Haven't hooked up the laptop and software to this truck yet.
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