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MPG for 6.0?

If I install a chip for a 2004 F250 how much should if inprove my miles per gallon? also what kind should i put in?
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Get an SCT with custom tunes. Also gauges and an exhaust.

MPG increase will vary with your right foot

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Dont put any chip/programer in a 6.0 unless you have arp head studs. I have a 04 6.0 and just put a new egr cooler and oil cooler in. Three months later blown head gasket. We never pulled anything with it, it's my wifes excursion, I put a hypertech programer in it to help mpg and it cost me big. If you want to help mpg put a exhaust on it.
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The programmer had little to do with your issues. The clogged oil cooler took out your gaskets

Flush the ford coolant replace with a non silicate ELC and add a coolant filter or you will be doing it all over again

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You can run a decent tune on a 6.0 without studs. Thousands of people do it day in and day out.

As said above the best thing anyone can do to a 6.0 is get the ford coolant out of it and replace it with a non silicate ELC

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Dave, Can you get a coolant filter at an auto parts store or is it a part you have to order?

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i run a sct on stock head studs. its all about the maitenance

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Tunes, Exhaust, egr delete will be the biggest improvement.

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For stock head bolts, I recommend Matt's SRL tune from Gearhead. He tunes the file with less cylinder pressures than stock, and claims to have a perfect record with non-studded trucks.

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The programmer had little to do with your issues. The clogged oil cooler took out your gaskets

Flush the ford coolant replace with a non silicate ELC and add a coolant filter or you will be doing it all over again
Thank you Dave for clearing that up sometimes when the manufacturer puts out a statement like that the customers think we are just trying to get around something. Our unit works great with the 6.0.
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