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Old 09-25-2013, 06:18 PM
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Just acquired my first diesel 6.0

Hi, I'm a newbie to the diesel seen. Bought an 05 FX4 with the 6.0. Got a good deal on it and only 50mi later the bottom radiator popped off and spewed coolant and oil. After research I found that the oil cooler may be the failed part. I'm in the proses of changing to the Domain cooler and rebuilding the turbo.
The truck has 183k mi on it and had the EGR delete installed on it. You guys think that with this many miles, should all of the other 6.0 issues should have been addressed? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:24 PM
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I'd recommend another OEM oil cooler myself. But I'd first try and flush as much of that crap out as possible. Also... Did the radiator break or did the oil cooler fail? Or both... Kinda confusing the way you worded it! Just because a 6.0 has 183k miles doesn't mean it's not prone to failures still... Does it have head studs? Upgraded dummyplugs and standpipes, STC HPOP fitting upgraded, turbo drain tube updated...
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:52 PM
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That's the info I'm looking for. What should I be looking for as far as 6.0 upgrades and/or fixes for the factory over sites.
I'm pretty fluent with gas engines, but never really dealt with diesels. I'm definitely not scared to get in there and take care of anything that needs to be done. I guess I'm just looking for some info or maybe even a list of things I need to to look for.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:51 PM
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Lots of threads on bullet proofing the 6.0, just gotta search it. Here a thread with absolutely everything you would need to 100% go thru everything. Must don't replace this much, but the important ones are in their with notes beside each part and part number.

Tuscany Head Stud List
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Thanks, I will be checking on these items! Oh, it was my hose that blew off. The radiator looks new. Thanks again!
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:23 PM
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That's good, I was actually imagining the radiator bottom bursting... Not good
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when I did my bullet proofing I left the band clamp on the top radiator hose untightened for like a month! oops...suprising how little it leaked
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I just took a look at the visible head bolts and noticed they have been upgraded to the studs. What a relief!! Now I'm not 100% sure that the oil cooler was the problem with the oil in the coolant. I'm hoping there is nothing cracked. That would suck! Yeah my wife has been giving me the stink eye ever since I bought it, ha! She thinks I got stuck with POS! But I think I can pull this thing off without breaking the bank! Is there a way I can find out if there is a cracked something? Or just an oil cooler oring issue?

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