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Just bought an 03 6.0 powerstroke.

Guys, brandnew to this powerstroke thing. Im a cummins guy and now im in un chartered territories. What do i need to do to make this truck reliable. It has the updated turbo on it and re flashed by ford, and a 4" mbrp exhaust. Its got 155k on it and was wondering about the egr deletes oil cooler upgrades and such. What do you ford guys recommend i do?
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ok, get an egr delete, get a scangage of some type like a edge insight or cs/cts and watch ect and eot temps, making sure they are within 15* of each other, and just drive it.

my 03 has been doing fine so far and is deleted and tuned. i dont even agree with all the hype on the 03s get for being pos trucks and refute it.


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First thing get a monitor. Next delete the egr and get a tune and drive it like you stole it. 6.4 Banjo fittings, blue spring mod are easy to do and help with fuel delivery. Drive it till it breaks then you can really start to mod. That what I would do. By the way welcome to the org.
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First thing get a monitor. Next delete the egr and get a tune and drive it like you stole it. 6.4 Banjo fittings, blue spring mod are easy to do and help with fuel delivery. Drive it till it breaks then you can really start to mod. That what I would do. By the way welcome to the org.
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Thanks guys! I have been into diesels for a few years now, never a ford tho. I have had a few cummins and i currently have one set up for pulling, i got this truck to replace what my dodge did, haul trailers and drive it. Now, what is the ect and aot? Also, blue spring? Im brand new to the fords dont now much about them just that the egr's plug up, crack heads and blow gaskets. All i want to do with the truck is make it as reliable as possible and tow a trailer with my other truck on it.

BTW guys, if theres anything you need to know about cummins i can help you with that and point you in the right directions.
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Do this first........Write Up: Monitoring the 6.0L PSD.

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Blue spring mod will keep your fuel pressure at about 60psi, instead of 45ish. You just replace the current fuel spring, really easy to do. This will help extend the life of your injectors. Banjo fittings are also upgraded to open the fuel going into your heads, it will help extend the life of your injectors too. Tousley ford is where I got my 6.4 banjo fittings and blue spring update. Neither of these updates will add performance but it will help your injector life.
Delete the egr if you don't need, to save $. These things are designed to fail IMO. Plus the egr cooler is the weakest link in the cooling system.
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Thanks guys! I have been into diesels for a few years now, never a ford tho. I have had a few cummins and i currently have one set up for pulling, i got this truck to replace what my dodge did, haul trailers and drive it. Now, what is the ect and aot? Also, blue spring? Im brand new to the fords dont now much about them just that the egr's plug up, crack heads and blow gaskets. All i want to do with the truck is make it as reliable as possible and tow a trailer with my other truck on it.

BTW guys, if theres anything you need to know about cummins i can help you with that and point you in the right directions.
You EOT Is your engine oil temp and ECT is engine coolant temp

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