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Old 01-26-2010, 10:09 PM
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I was a 3 time Dodge owner, the last one was an '03, 5.9L. No problems ever with the engine or tranny. I was, and still am, impressed with the Ford truck itself as far as interior quality and cab room are concerned. I found an '03 F250 FX4(6.0L PS) at a very reasonable price w/56,000 miles amd purchased it. At 65,000 miles i replaced the HPOP, EGR and cooler, and high pressure fuel regulator at a cost of 2200 dollars. Obviously I am p***** off. Why should I be considering aftermarket parts to achieve the milage and reliability that should be built into the vehicle already? I have concluded that to get what I want I will be buying some after market parts. I am looking for higher milage and greater reliability. Any suggestions will be graciously considered.
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:14 PM
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ARP studs, egr block off, 4" exhaust and an SCT with custom tuning are good mods to start with. if you're looking more for just reliability, studs and EGR delete would be the best place to start. exhaust and SCT will then make you go fast
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:19 PM
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studs, egr delete, exhaust, and a tuner seem to be what most people are doing, each truck is different, i know this, but does anyone have some estimates on milage improvements with these mods?
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:46 AM
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I would say anywhere from 19-23 mpg, maybe more on a stock truck I got 21 at the best on a long trip but that was before all the stuff i did over the years.
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All good suggestion, but isn't Texas one of the states that perform visual inspections?
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i haven't received a visual inspection.. of course, my 7.3 doesn't have the emissions controls on it.. i know plenty of 6.0's around here with straight pipes or cat deletes and tuners.
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texas is safety only for diesels. now theoretically inspectors are supposed to check to see if emission equipment is still there, but i don't know any inspectors who dig around the engine bay and under the truck checking them. inspectors are also taught on a gas vehicles, so they don't know exactly what to look for on a diesel.
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:55 PM
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Guys, thanks for the info, I will get started soon on the mods soon, would any of you consider dp-tuner or elite diesel for the 6.0? '75 forty is correct as far as the inspection on a diesel here in Texas-for now.lol
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Innovative or Elite seem to be the ones everyone runs, but definately do the studs and egr delete first!
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