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Old 10-24-2006, 09:50 PM
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OK, another angle, what can go wrong....

Alright, you are going to take you new Effie across Africa. If you break down, the unfriendlies might EAT YOU.... What do you take for spares???

I have a Surpentine Belt, fuel filters, and this is a NEW F-350, TorqueShift, is there anything that gives occasional problems??? I have not priced it, but anything like a FICM, PCM, or Tranny Module? Any Ford Techies have any thoughts?

Yes I have faith in my truck , I love the truck , but broke down in hostile territory that looks like Mars in 105 degree weather...? I have spare wheels and tyres covered, just looking for any weak point I should stock like the CPS for the 7.3 I mean keep in mind there is no support for this 6.0 and TorqueShift here, so it would be a week by airmail for a silly widget that I could carry along if there is anything that shows some frequency of failure???

Nothing? I would feel silly taking spare Radiator hoses when my truck is new. Starters seem great, sooooo, nothing?????

Yea, I feel stupid asking, but if you went where I have gone, you would feel differently. This is as big as North America, with only the population of southern California spread all over hell to breakfast...!! You don't want to be caught walking or leave you beautiful new King Ranch out there somewhere..

Ha! You could grow old waiting for a part....:whistle:

Thanks in advance, and this is the last time I will ask... I promise

Lone Ranger in Oz... And I have some cool pictures of a Right Hand Drive conversion that looks Factory, when I figure out how to put them on here...
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Alright, you are going to take you new Effie across Africa. If you break down, the unfriendlies might EAT YOU....

A big GUN and lots of BULLETS

Sorry Ranger, had to make a funny. Not sure about that as I have the 7.3 and have not messed with the 6.0s much. But, as always, I am sure someone knows and they will be along shortly. Good luck and congrats on the new rig.

On a side note, they showed a 2 hour special on the land down under the other night on one of the channels, looked really cool. Love to come and check it out sometime and go out with you in that big ol beast of yours. Good Luck with the parts.
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One thing I know of from experience is an extra EGR valve! Trust me on this one! Been around long enough to know that it is a problem.

105 degrees in the baking sun? I'd forget the gun and bring plenty of water!!!!
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One thing I know of from experience is an extra EGR valve! Trust me on this one! Been around long enough to know that it is a problem.

105 degrees in the baking sun? I'd forget the gun and bring plenty of water!!!!
No water in Australia Hill Billy, only Beer... Ha! :beer2:

Now on the EGR, thanks for that try, but my Rep here says in the 05 and particularly the 06, the EGR has been redesigned and no longer a problem...
Is that true???

Anything else anyone?

The chicken is what I know about the 6.0...
Squat, zero, nada, that is why I'm asking you guys!!!!

Going home now, 5 PM here, talk with you messed up gear headed truck lovers tomorrow.... God I like that in a person!!!!!!!
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I also know little about the 6.0 but as a matter of practice, any time I leave on an adventure, I usually make sure to have plenty of wire (both electrical and mechanics), some connectors, extra fuses, plenty of tools (I love the Leatherman Wave as part of my tool set), donít forget a hammer and punch/chisel, tape (duct and electrical), you better have a Hi Lift jack and a recovery strap, flash lights, extra batteries, gloves and hat, some small amount of light hydrocarbon liquid like gasoline (start fires, wash parts, barter, other uses) These are just some small things that you don't usually need but their uses are very universal and they don't take up much room. Oh, and as Momma always said; ďand donít ferget yer clean & and underwear and yer Bible.Ē At the risk of stating the obvious, which I may have already done here, itís always best to have a friend along. Good luck and have fun!!
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Thank you WestTexasRN.... In another life, I was a kid in Waco in school in1960 and lived behind Bayor University... Gas was 19 cents a gallon!!! I think I remember 17 cents in the Gas wars.. Ha!. Your worst country is nearly civilized when in Outback Australia... And yes, you are absolutely right, we think we are naked if we do not have about 100 lbs of that kind of gear on board..

Also a big winch on the front, snatch blocks, shovel, snorkel for fording high water, first aid kit, HF radio for the Royal Flying Doctors, on and on and on...

But thank you for the sentiment. Good Luck and God Speed... Ranger in Oz..
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To my way of thinking a Tow truck or an old 7.3 PSD truck to drag it home would be handy to have along on such a trip. I wouldn't trust mine to run from Corbin, KY to Atlanta and back much less across the desert.

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To my way of thinking a Tow truck or an old 7.3 PSD truck to drag it home would be handy to have along on such a trip. I wouldn't trust mine to run from Corbin, KY to Atlanta and back much less across the desert.

Skipper
Dang, i thought i was negative about the 6.0...
But honestly...take along an extra turbo! :whistle:
Seriously, did you mention you were taking extra air filters? Definately take one of those...or two if you have room cause if its rather dusty which i can imagine it is, and that dude clogs up on ya, your toast.
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Yeah Clay, filters would be standard to take with you in the Outback here... Air, oil, and most of all FUEL... I want a half dozen fuel filters!!! Just in case you get a bad slug of diesel...

And what is with you guys negative on the 6.0?? Is it because you have the first two or three years that they had turbo clearance problems with any corrosion (been fixed now with added clearances) or is it because you had EGR problems? (Been fixed now with a redesign of the EGR) What is with you guys...????:boxing:

The new ones in 2006 seem to be running better THAN ANY OTHER BRANDS, BETTER THAN CHEV, BETTER THAN DODGE, I mean come on Guys, what is with the S*** Negativity... ????

Do you mean it or have you just had a little bad luck?????:rain: :rain:
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