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Old 03-09-2010, 10:31 AM
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I'm new here (Hi). I just bought a 2006 F-350 King Ranch CCLB 4x4. We bought this truck to pull our travel trailer and move up to a fifth wheel soon. I was pulling the TT with a 2002 Escalade. I have been reading alot of info on this site about the various 6.0L problems and since I'm going to be driving this truck to NY with the TT in July I won't to make it as ready as I can for the trip. My questions are, What gauges should I get to keep a better eye on things under the hood? Would a monitor be a better idea than gauges? I dont really need more power I just want to keep an eye on everything. If a monitor is best which ones do you guys use? I was looking at the Banks IQ but that might be alittle over kill for what I need.

I am planning on doing a coolant filter install soon and cleaning the EGR valve. Anything else I should get taken care of? The previous owner was very good about regular maintance.
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Old 03-09-2010, 03:37 PM
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monitor only, edge insight is good. If runnning stock, that will have you covered for everything. First coast diesel performance is a vendor on here and sells them. Headstuds and an egr delete is a good idea in the longrun. I wouldnt be too concerned about it now. keep an eye on the coolant level!
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:00 PM
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if you do guages go with tranny temp, boost, and egt. To me a coolant filter seems like a waste of money i would just do a coolant flush. and instead of cleaning the egr i would just delete it with an egr delete. how many miles on the truck?
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the truck has 125K and runs great.
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coolant filters will save your oil cooler from being plugged with residual casting sand. Ill cut mine open later this week and post a pic. Had it on for 15K
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Change your fuel filters and oil if the dealer hasn't done-so. The 6.0 needs clean oil and doesn't much like extended drain intervals, especially with dino. Also, definetly flush the coolan THEN add a filter. Dirty coolant causes so many problems with these motors. There is a TSB on flushing a contaminated system using several gallons of Simple Green cleaner and 2 qt's of Motorcraft VC-9 iron block cleaner. Refill with distilled water and coolant of your choice, as long as it has the SCA's. Also flush your transmission for sure if it has never been done and replace the inline filter. Hope this has been done in the past 125k.

Keep that coolant clean and SCA's up to spec, keep the fuel filters clean and oil changed. Don't get on it hard until it warms up and maybe think about an EGR delete or upgraded EGR cooler. Do that and you should have most of the problems fixed up.

FWIW my truck is an '05 bone stock with all factory head bolts and EGR system and I havn't had a lick of trouble. I do keep the coolant clean and all fluids and filters clean too though.

If your truck has a stock tune I would put much money into gauges just yet, put the money into the things mentioned above first. The gauges are nice to have but you'll know if you're pushing your truck too hard with a stock tune, it's when you have a performance tune that bad things can happen without thinking they are.
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