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Old 09-08-2010, 06:56 PM
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What Part Next?

So, my 06 is tuned, studded, and EG cooler is gone. I only have 39k on her. My question is what other fixes are needed with our 6.0s? I know the cooler and studs are just about necessary. I am planning on keeping this truck for A LONG TIME. I can typically get 140-180k out of a gasser so I plan on having this girl even longer than my gassers.

Why coolent filters? Why oil cooler upgrades? What gauges are nessisary?

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The blocks are sand cast. Fine sand is left in there. Same with 7.3s. So the quicker you get that fine sand out, the longer the internals in contact with coolant will last.
Gauges because you don't wanna blow your turbo with too much boost, don't wanna melt your pistons with too much heat, don't wanna melt your trans the same way. I know the oil cooler on the 6.0s can go out. Idk how or why but they do. So if you monitor the diff between the EOT and the ECT and the diff is more than a certain amount (like 25*s?) then you know the cooler might be starting to go.
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The blocks are sand cast. Fine sand is left in there. Same with 7.3s. So the quicker you get that fine sand out, the longer the internals in contact with coolant will last.
Gauges because you don't wanna blow your turbo with too much boost, don't wanna melt your pistons with too much heat, don't wanna melt your trans the same way. I know the oil cooler on the 6.0s can go out. Idk how or why but they do. So if you monitor the diff between the EOT and the ECT and the diff is more than a certain amount (like 25*s?) then you know the cooler might be starting to go.

Good info! I didnt know about the sand casting. Cool! I need gauges!
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Edge Insight instead of individual gauges. I could take four of the five gauges I have out of my truck now that I have it.
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Fuel Pressure gauge, when the FP drops to or below 45psi you take a chance of destroying injectors.
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Edge Insight instead of individual gauges. I could take four of the five gauges I have out of my truck now that I have it.

How does that one work?
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How does that one work?
Plugs in to your OBDII port and you can set it up to display a multitude of different data fields. I have mine set up to show five things at once, ECT, EOT, TFT, boost, and load. They are working on adding more stuff in the future, if they take suggestions and wishes, they will find a way to add fuel pressure and oil pressure.
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Replaced oil cooler still difference in temps

check out the last page of that thread for more information on why a coolant filter is a must.

also based on what is posted there i would either switch to an elc coolant (highly recommended) or plan on changing out the oem coolant alot more frequently.
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