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2003 6.0 Excursion - leave it be or "fix" it

Curious about your opinions.

Recently picked up 2003 6.0 Excursion with 118K miles, now has 120k. As far as I know it its completely bone stock original from factory.

My question is do I do the typical preventative stuff or leave it be if it is showing no signs? I guess I am defining typical stuff as EGR cooler, Oil Cooler, Head gaskets, Head studs, etc. etc. and whatever else I am missing (let me know).

Just curious would you do the work or wait till it shows signs?

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forgot to mention that I did call a diesel shop in VA, Impact Diesel. They told me that the 03's have a more robust OEM egr cooler and typically don't have issues as the later ones..........

This is what got me thinking.....should I even mess with it if there are no signs.
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"more robust"? .... thats funny.

I would:

Drain every fluid and replace new (not "flush", just drain)
Put on all new caps and filters
Delete the EGR
And get a monitor, and just drive it
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Get a monitor and drive it.

I'd do all the fluids/filters/caps, but not the egr delete unless you have to. Start down that road and you might end up with a tuner to delete the CEL. Then one day you try out a tune, then go custom tunes, then eventually break something it's so much fun. Also mechanic might talk you into a new oil cooler during egr delete, since it's right there. He flushes the system, which dislodges crap causing more problems, new cooler or not.

I don't consider head gaskets/studs as typical preventative work. Not at all.

Just enjoy and monitor it imo.

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Like said above, a monitor is very important!


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A monitor like this? It wouldnt let me post a link b/c I am a newbie - ScanGauge II Digital Data Monitor

Where could I find a list of ideal parameters to watch and good ranges for those parameters. I have an idea of most things I would want to watch but not sure about what the good/acceptable ranges are.

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OHHHHH I think I found the thread I was looking for title below

Write Up: Monitoring the 6.0L PSD.

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