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Old 01-11-2014, 05:29 PM
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New to me 03' 6.0

Secured a deal on this 03' that was local - took a peek at it today and its very clean, has a ton of new parts on it and doesn't need much.

80k on Motor installed by Ford. Best mileage 23mpg… averages 18mpg. EGR delete kit, Remote start, on-board battery charger, '05 grill. Rear bucket seats, rear entertainment system,

New Parts as of 6,000 miles ago, all genuine FORD unless noted:
EGR delete - Sinister Diesel
CAM sensor
Crank Sensor
FICM
HOT glow plugs
HPOP
ICP sensor
IPR
Water Pump
Serpentine Belt
Alternator
Two Batteries
CAM sensor
Crank Sensor
FICM
Front wheel bearings
Front inner axle seals
Outer axle seals
Ball joints
Warn Premium manual lockouts
New brakes all around - Ceramic Pads and new rotors
Brand new tires

Religious 3,000 mile oil changes - FORD filters ONLY
Fuel filters
Remote starter



Seats are in great shape and I got what I wanted, rear buckets and the DVD system.


What it needs:

Looks like the leaf springs are awfully close to the bump stops up front - is there a spec for this?
Driver window motor apparently works some of the time, not others.
Driver heated seat went out - probably a burnt wire I can fix between the pads
Driver arm rest is peeling - found one online for ~$50 from TheSeatShop
Rear bumper is rusted a little beyond the just sand it and paint it phase. What vehicles can I score one off of?
I need to replace some plastic push pins that hold on the rear door panel - what is behind there that would warrant taking it apart?


Looking forward to replacing my 86' 6.9idi 4 speed truck with this - just a little upgrade

I need some gauges and I want to lightly tune this to take advantage of the EGR delete to get some mpg and power out of it. I don't want to hurt anything, but I should be able to squeeze a little more out as my state doesn't have any testing...
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Congrats on the new rig. I have a similar truck, wanted the rear buckets and DVD also. You won't regret it. Most on here will recommend an SCT for programming. I don't run any tunes right now, but a FICM tune. Best of luck with it!
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Old 01-11-2014, 05:52 PM
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FICM tune? I have not heard of that before - SCT is what I was thinking too.
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I've been doing some reading and this is the list of stuff I want to start with-

Gauges-
I will start off with a ScanGuageII and eventually get a CTS
I want to see EGT's and Fuel Pressure

Preventative-
Coolant filter kit Sinister or IPR (what would you choose?)
Ford blue FPR spring
BPD fuel conditioner drain plug
Ford degas cap
NUC Motorsports oil bypass kit
Walker BTM Muffler

Mods-
Leaf springs - I want to swap to the V/B springs
Zoodad mod - more air the better


Anything else a new 6.0 owner should be thinking about?
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Congrats on the new truck. It is nice it has all the work already done on the sellers dime (not yours). Looks like you got everything covered. Which coolant you using Ford Gold or some ELC?
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:56 AM
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He had mentioned using the Ford coolant and changing it out every year, but I've got a really good local shop and they have been using ELC with good results. I'm going to be changing it every year, so I'm not really worried. I'm going to go with what is locally available and that is going to be parts store ELC.

I had the truck in their shop and they were blown away with how clean it is - had them cut me some extra keys, get my door code and install a Sinister Diesel coolant filter in the truck.

I picked up some extended lift rear struts off e-bay and I'll be ordering hood struts as well. I'm going to try and get the X into the garage so I can fix the drivers seat and ship the overhead display out for repair as well.


First road trip is the middle of this month - 5 people ~500 miles with ice fishing gear. Should be a piece of cake - but we get to ride in style though.

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Nice X congrats. Lovem black


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Old 03-03-2014, 08:07 AM
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Yeah - that makes black vehicle number four in my name... Well, nearly half of my vehicle are black, lol.
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I've been doing some reading and this is the list of stuff I want to start with-

Gauges-
I will start off with a ScanGuageII and eventually get a CTS
I want to see EGT's and Fuel Pressure

Preventative-
Coolant filter kit Sinister or IPR (what would you choose?)
Ford blue FPR spring
BPD fuel conditioner drain plug
Ford degas cap
NUC Motorsports oil bypass kit
Walker BTM Muffler

Mods-
Leaf springs - I want to swap to the V/B springs
Zoodad mod - more air the better


Anything else a new 6.0 owner should be thinking about?
I think your right on the money. The monitor is gonna be the big thing. Depending on what it sais it might just direct you on what way to go.
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