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I have a 2005 F350 with 130k that i'm going to change out the coolant to ELC and add the coolant filter, delete the EGR and replace the oil cooler. Should this take care of the majority of 6.0 issues? Later upgrades with be intake, exhaust and programmer. I have heard daily driving won't give you any issues they will show when towing. Planning on getting a 30' travel trailer
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You're on the right track, and be sure to open her up regularly to keep the engine happy


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I've got an '05 F350 & 130K, as well. Your intake is fine. I would consider doing the ARP Studs. Don't know if you had any probs with intermittent 'warm/hot' starts but the STC fitting in the HPOP and the dummy plugs in the fuel injection rail are also typical 6.0 issues. If your gonna do the oil cooler, I'd definitely go ahead and replace the STC fitting while you're there. Plenty of posts here regarding this issue. Part # 4C3Z-9B246-F. Upgraded Turbo drain tube assy: 6C3Z-9T515-A

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Before you delete your EGR make sure you don't have emissions inspection cause you won't pass without EGR

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I'm in the similar situation. I'm in the similar process based on money availability.

I'd add SCT tuning (support the EGR delete), an oil by-pass system (FS2500.com), cat test pipe, hi-flow muffler/exhaust, monitor screen, oil additive (Rev-X, Hotshot) to the list.

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I would have a fuel pressure gauge on that list pressure under 45 lbs at WOT may kill injectors so you may have to install a new reg kit also something like the Edge Insight for temps.
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I have a 2005 F350 with 130k that i'm going to change out the coolant to ELC and add the coolant filter, delete the EGR and replace the oil cooler. Should this take care of the majority of 6.0 issues? Later upgrades with be intake, exhaust and programmer. I have heard daily driving won't give you any issues they will show when towing. Planning on getting a 30' travel trailer
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I've got an '05 F350 & 130K, as well. Your intake is fine. I would consider doing the ARP Studs. Don't know if you had any probs with intermittent 'warm/hot' starts but the STC fitting in the HPOP and the dummy plugs in the fuel injection rail are also typical 6.0 issues. If your gonna do the oil cooler, I'd definitely go ahead and replace the STC fitting while you're there. Plenty of posts here regarding this issue. Part # 4C3Z-9B246-F. Upgraded Turbo drain tube assy: 6C3Z-9T515-A
Blacksmit has some good advice though I'd hold off on the head studs. If you delete the egr system you may not need them.

I don't know if you have a monitoring solution or not. If not, I highly recommend getting an Edge Insight for that.. You have to keep an eye on your ECT and EOT to be aware of developing oil cooler problems.
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I plan on installing the insight CTS for monitoring and exhaust before loading the programs. It seems a zoodad and stock filter will suffice for my build, most adult driving with improved mileage and the ability to occassionally embress someone. I appreciate everyones opinion and advice.
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