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Old 01-03-2014, 08:13 AM
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what would u you do with 2003

Hi all, I just picked up a 2003 f250 6.0. Has 206000 on it. Bought from original owner who had coolant changed yearly, and changed oil every 10000(I know its too long). Seems to be an honest truck, runs great. Im wanting to stud it and egr delete so I can sefley tow. Should I go ahead and change stand pipes and plugs since its running fine? I havent got my cts yet to check pressures. Also should I change the oil cooler since the collant had been changed so frequently? Any other tips on this year would be appreciated
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Old 01-04-2014, 09:52 PM
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Would definitely stud it. The 03 have straight high pressure rails so no plugs. They do have issues with the supply line clips breaking. Also have seen issues with branch tubes cracking. Can be accessed with heads off. Would also recommend verifying that it has latest calibration and ICP sensor. If the old owner was regular about maintaining it I think you should be ok. EGR delete would also be recommended from a reliability standpoint.
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I agree with the above, and I will add to it, 10K between oil changes isn't unacceptable if he was using a good synthetic oil.
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Old 01-05-2014, 05:51 AM
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You should definitely change oil cooler since your there all ready if it's never been replaced it's needs to with high mileage and I recommend ford head gaskets, the kit comes with the tubes for the oil rail and also head bolts even tho you will not need to them since your going with studs. Egr is a must if towing. There is a great air to oil kit on bullet proof diesel it expensive but we'll worth it. One more thing you might want to think about putting new o rings on the injectors!


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Old 01-06-2014, 05:06 AM
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Personally, I'd do an EGR delete, change the oil cooler and all of the other regular service and drive it till it quits. A huge percentage of head gasket failures have to do with a leaking EGR Cooler. Once it's deleted, you eliminate most of the problem.
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:15 PM
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Thanks for the replies, I was thinking about studing one at a time since I dont have any problems. Should the braided line to the oil rail be changed? Your right about the oil cooler, might as well change it while im that far apart, as well as change the injector orings. I ordered cts and a dc power 300 amp today so that may set me back a while on this phase.
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Old 01-06-2014, 05:17 PM
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No your fine with using the one that is on there right now. When you get the egr delete also make sure you get the one with the I pipe that connectors to your y pipe for your turbo. The block off plates in the other kits always leak at some point or another.


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Old 01-09-2014, 04:38 AM
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What is everyones opinion on studing one at a time? Personally I dont see a problem doing it since im not having any problems
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