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My BLUE SPRING Update!

Installed my Blue Spring update and thought I would post some pictures. If anyone has not done this I would highly recommend it. My 6.0 has a little more pep in it's step now!

Step 1: Using a set of chanel locks remove the 3/8" hose coming off of the top of the degas bottle.



Step 2: Remove the intake pipe using 13mm deep socket



Step 3: Remove upper radiator hose or just tie/pull it down (this is what I did)



Step 4: Remove the secondary fuel reservoir cap using a 1/2" drive and then remove the return fuel line using a 7/8" and 13/16" wrench then remove the 4 screws holding the cover plate on using a T27 bit.



Step 5: Remove the old components and install the new ones. Remember to oil all O-Rings (I used T6 on mine).

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2004 F250 4X4 6.0 Diesel "War Wagon"
SRW Crew Cab Long Bed Pushing 305,000 Miles
Running 5w-40 T6 with RevX
FICM PHP Eco Tune
Blue Spring MOD
Warren 175/30 Injectors
EGR Deleted & Studded
Dieselsite Adrenaline HPOP
Coolant Filtration System
MBRP 4" Turbo Back Straight Pipe
Bullet Proof Diesel Water Pump
Ranch Hand's Legend Front & Rear Bumpers
2" Rough Country Lift
SCT Livewire Tuner
Nitto Terra Grapler 285/75/16s



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Step 6: After oiling the cover plate O-Ring use your thumb to press in and hold cover plate. Then use T27 bit to reattach the 4 retaining screws. Then use the 7/8" and 13/16" wrench to reattach the return line. Reinsert fuel filter and use a 1/2" drive to tighten down fuel filter cap.



Step 7: Reinstall radiator hose, intake pipe and degas hose then test drive it. You will be able to tell the difference! I hope maybe this helped someone. Total install time was about 30 minutes and total cost was $60.00
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Carthage, NC. 28327

2004 F250 4X4 6.0 Diesel "War Wagon"
SRW Crew Cab Long Bed Pushing 305,000 Miles
Running 5w-40 T6 with RevX
FICM PHP Eco Tune
Blue Spring MOD
Warren 175/30 Injectors
EGR Deleted & Studded
Dieselsite Adrenaline HPOP
Coolant Filtration System
MBRP 4" Turbo Back Straight Pipe
Bullet Proof Diesel Water Pump
Ranch Hand's Legend Front & Rear Bumpers
2" Rough Country Lift
SCT Livewire Tuner
Nitto Terra Grapler 285/75/16s



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Little more than i care to do on my own since i have a van...

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Muffler delete... blue spring mod and 6.4 banjo bolts coming soon

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YOUR CUMMINS MIGHT BE FAST BUT YOUR GIRLFRIEND LIKES MY SLOW POWERSTROKE
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Great write-up, dude!!

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Thanks man. How is the rebuild going? I want to do an EGR delete and studs next.

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Carthage, NC. 28327

2004 F250 4X4 6.0 Diesel "War Wagon"
SRW Crew Cab Long Bed Pushing 305,000 Miles
Running 5w-40 T6 with RevX
FICM PHP Eco Tune
Blue Spring MOD
Warren 175/30 Injectors
EGR Deleted & Studded
Dieselsite Adrenaline HPOP
Coolant Filtration System
MBRP 4" Turbo Back Straight Pipe
Bullet Proof Diesel Water Pump
Ranch Hand's Legend Front & Rear Bumpers
2" Rough Country Lift
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it's going ... SLOW.

LOL

Actually, I expected it to take time. Luckily, I have a take-home car from work, so I don't really NEED my truck right away.

Pulling it apart, we looked at the cross-harching in the cylindars, tested the injectors, a whole bunch of stuff...everything looks pretty good. It should be good for another 300,000 miles when it's finished (...might need injectors or a TC or trans, but the motor should be tight...)

I cant wait to get it back!!

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Amsoil Oil Bypass Filter
Hypertech MaxEnergy / Bully Dog Outlook
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Man that sounds great. Like you I'm so glad I have a take home car. When my truck is down its nice to not have to worry about a ride to work. I'm hoping when I bullet proof mine it will be the last time and the last truck I ever own. Do you know ant Stauffers in Mechanicsville, MD?

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2004 F250 4X4 6.0 Diesel "War Wagon"
SRW Crew Cab Long Bed Pushing 305,000 Miles
Running 5w-40 T6 with RevX
FICM PHP Eco Tune
Blue Spring MOD
Warren 175/30 Injectors
EGR Deleted & Studded
Dieselsite Adrenaline HPOP
Coolant Filtration System
MBRP 4" Turbo Back Straight Pipe
Bullet Proof Diesel Water Pump
Ranch Hand's Legend Front & Rear Bumpers
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Great info, if I could add, I saw no reason to remove the filter, and I put a dab of anti-seize on the screws before i re-assembled. :thumbup:

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Unfortunately had to Sell my ......2004 KR CC SWB FX4 - Edge insight cts, blue spring upgrade, updated HFCM drain plug, XDP coolant filter, CAT EC-1 rated coolant, Custom Diesel EGR delete, CAT delete, Rotella T6

SEE MY OIL COOLER REPLACEMENT AND EGR DELETE - http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/gen...tml?highlight=
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Deer Creek - There is a Stauffer's Feed Mill just south of Mechanicsville in a town called Loveville. It is owned by an Amish family. The Stauffers around here almost all Amish. I don't know too many of them ... I know quite a few Amish from the Swarey and Stoltzfus families though.

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Thanks for the pics, I think Im gonna try this for myself...
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