Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Sacramento area
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Thanks for the recommendation on the meter, I'll check those out.
For oil, I'm running Schaeffer 5/40 full synthetic. I'm not sure of any history on my truck (bought it from a dealer), but I didn't notice any change after my oil change.
I did the bb when I had everything apart for the cooler, and I also put my fuel pressure sender on at the same time. I didn't have fuel pressure beforehand, but now I'm at a pretty consistent 68psi. Didn't notice any difference in how it ran afterwards, i think my pressure was probably OK before. I was afraid I may have bumped up the psi too high, but I got some reassurance on here that I'm still OK.
I did the CCV reroute soon after getting the truck, but before looking at the EGR. I've only had the EGR out once (when I did the oil cooler) so I don't have a before and after. I did find that a pesky little oil leak that shows up as a drop hanging from my bell housing slowed down afterward though. Maybe coincidence, who knows. I got my canister and filter off the shelf at Tractor Supply, it's an inline filter for a spray rig.
The Zoodad Mod involves cutting holes in the fiberglass behind the grill to let air flow directly into the air filter. Not sure if that was a good idea, but guys on here recommended it, so I gave it a shot. Didn't really notice any change afterwards either. Some guys said it woke up their turbo and they could really hear it singing afterwards. I figured that cooler air was better.
My truck is a Lariat, Not sure what cool stuff the King Ranch has, but I sure like the seating!
2005 6.0 Lariat Crew Cab 4x4 Short Bed
SCT X3 Tuner, Looney Tune from Quick Tricks
Bulletproof EGR Cooler (I live in CA, smog mecca)
FICM with Atlas40 from FICMrepair.com
Updated Standpipes, Dummy Plugs and STC
4" Turbo Back Magnaflow Exhaust
DC Power 185 amp alternator and wiring upgrade
CAT EC-1 Coolant
Dashboss Monitoring including pyro and fuel pressure