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Old 01-03-2013, 09:11 AM
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6.0 oil cooler advice

Well it's happened my oil cooler has ruptured and I'm gonna be replacing the motor later on with a 24v cummins and a Allison 1000 but that's later on. What my question really is, should I try and flush the system now with restore and restore+ or do it after and see it it clogs again? I need the truck to last until I can save up some funds for the cummins.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:30 AM
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Do the flush afterwards. You do realize that doing that swap is gonna run you close to $20,000 to do it properly right? It would be a better option to bulletproof your 6.0 and keep the extra money for other things. If you really want to get rid of the oil cooler problems once and for all get the BulletProofDiesel Remote Oil Cooler kit and never worry about oil cooler failures again.
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ONLY because it already ruptured I recommend changing it and Then doing the flush... which will most likely clog your new one that will need to be replaced again.

IF your cooler was clogged but not ruptured, you could have flushed now, THEN changed it and not had a problem with it again. But thats not the case
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:51 AM
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I ready have the 24v and the Allison won't be very expensive actually less than the controller from destroyed. I was going to do the bpd kit but this happened first this 6.0 has left me on the side of the road 6 times and I am very disgusted with it, none of my cummins no matter how beat they are have ever left me just the body falls apart around them. The reason behind not doing the bpd is I'm just tired of the 6.0 I have fast cars I want reliable and comfortable I have a 06 dodge 2500 its awesome but the injectors scare me that's why I like the 24v. I know all about the vp44 and its issues but I'm willing to take that chance. I like the ford duallys and plan on keeping this truck for a long time after everything is done. I just need this 6.0 to last me about 6-12 months so I can save the funds to get the cummins in. I think I'm just gonna flush as much oil out before then do restore and + after and if I need to change it again I will. What's funny I've had every gen of cummins made except the 6.7 and none have failed they just keep going, this is my first ford and its done me wrong lol.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:56 AM
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Also I will be using the napa cooler which from what I'm told is belkamp brand. I haven't put my hands or eyes on it but it does have a life time warranty and they said they would just take it back if it fails. So I'll be documenting the craftsmanship of the cooler it was only $220 so we will see. I appreciate the advice, it should be here tomorrow and that's when I'll start tearing the motor apart.
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Do you have a monitor in the truck?
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:01 AM
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Yes I have the edge insight cts. Also have a sct programmer to get rid of the cel for the egr delete.
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What happened that it left you stranded 6 times?
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1 time was the egr cooler blew, 2 times was the exhaust back pressure sensor shut the truck down I cleaned it when I got home worked the. On my way to work it did it again at 4am in blacked out fog wouldn't let me idle for more than a couple of min, bad fuel which I guess isn't the trucks fault, and now the oil cooler rupture.
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EGR cooler= EGR delete!

Oil cooler= new one or BPD kit

all the rest cannot be blamed on the "truck" but just unlucky... you DO NOT have it bad man. I would not be swapping motors because of something like that but oh well it's your choice
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