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Old 01-01-2014, 05:09 AM
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New to 6.0 diesels I just traded for one with 248k

I just got a 2003 f350 crew cab king ranch 4x4. It has 6.0 and automatic. I know a lot about diesels but the 6.0 is new to me. I am used to the old 7.3s and also 12 valves. Whenever I got this truck is traded one of my old trucks for it. The guy drove it 3.5 hours to my place and I I took it for a spin and it seemed to run ok and shift ok. It didn't have any signs of coolant leaking from Degas bottle. Also oil level was good and no signs of antifreeze in oil. Also the truck is a very nice truck body wise and in cold weather since I got it it can be 10 degrees outside and it will fire right up. But whenever it's cold and first started it seems to not idle smooth untill it starts warming up once warmed up it seems smoother. The truck has 248k on it. It always has had a working egr on it. Also has a edge evolution on it to moniter what's going on with the motor. I'd like to try and check for potential problems before I put this truck on the road and start driving it. My question is can I check injectors? I am goin to check ficm voltage before I do anything. But I'd like to see if there is a injector acting up whenever it's cold or not. Also would like to check other things while at it before I put it on the road. Do you guys think I should check the intake for buildup cause egr working that many years? Any help is very appreciated
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Old 01-01-2014, 05:40 AM
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Welcome to the site and congrats on your new truck. If this was my truck I would go ahead and pull/delete the egr. And do a Crank case vent mod. Get that trash outta their.
Then (you stated a little stumble on cold start) I would do a oil change and Id run something like Rotella t6 with a shot of Archoil oil treatment. This will make your truck start alot better and amke your injectors happy.
The biggest thing diffrent between the 7.3 and the 6.0 is the 7.3 was not as picky about maintenance. The 6.0 is a high maintenance girl and does not and will not tolerate you forgetting to pamper it. Clean fluids are a must.
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Old 01-01-2014, 05:46 AM
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This here is a good read for ya-
Write Up: Monitoring the 6.0L PSD.

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Old 01-01-2014, 06:36 AM
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Ok thank you very much!
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:07 AM
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Oh yes one thing I did notice whenever I got it after it the next day whenever it was cold I did check the antifreeze level in degas bottle and it was low I had added antifreeze but haven't lost any since but I haven't been driving it around and it's not puking out the degas bottle. Also I was in driveway after warmed up and I held brake and gave it fuel in gear and put a good load on the motor and it didn't start puking or anything. I'll order egr delete this Friday.
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