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Old 01-02-2011, 07:09 PM
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First I would like to thank everyone in advance for their help. I recentally purchased an 06 f350 drw. This is my first powerstroke it is also my first ford I am completely new to this. I have had several dodge cummins over the year and am not new to diesels only fords. I am looking for any info y'all can provide about what to look out for with this truck. I was also looking for advice on some mods for it. The truck will be my daily driver/tow rig as I use it as a ranch truck as well. I am looking for the best milage and towing performance I can get on a budget where should I start? I don't want a 13 second drag truck just a reliable truck that can do what I need it to. Again thanks for all your expetise.
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Hello all,

First I would like to thank everyone in advance for their help. I recentally purchased an 06 f350 drw. This is my first powerstroke it is also my first ford I am completely new to this. I have had several dodge cummins over the year and am not new to diesels only fords. I am looking for any info y'all can provide about what to look out for with this truck. I was also looking for advice on some mods for it. The truck will be my daily driver/tow rig as I use it as a ranch truck as well. I am looking for the best milage and towing performance I can get on a budget where should I start? I don't want a 13 second drag truck just a reliable truck that can do what I need it to. Again thanks for all your expetise.

1. Gauges-Gauges-Gauges O did is say gauges this is a must something like the Edge Insight great tool need to know the difference in EOT-ECT max is 15* after running 20-30 minutes at 55-60 freeway speed if close your oil cooler and EGR cooler are getting plugged.
2. Coolent filter to remove the casting sand and other junk in the coolent.
3. Fuel pressure gauge below 45lbs kills injectors.
4. Syn oil and a oil by-pass these injectors like clean oil.
5. Coolent flush remove the Ford Gold cxxp coolent and install ELC coolent to save your coolers.
Hope this helps
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2 stroker thanks for the expertise and the welcome I am a little confused about the 15* difference you were talking about I don't quite understand also with the insight what exactally do I need to order I was looking at them but wasn't quite sure about the cables and such I really like the edge products as I have run them on several cummins engines thanks again for all your help
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The Edge Insight is one way of monitoring your EOT and ECT. 6.0s are know for clggin oil coolers which cause the EGR cooler to fail. You can tell when you oil cooler is clogging(coolant passages get restricted by silicates and/or casting sand) by what you oil temperature is relative to you oil temp. A properly working oil cooler will keep your oil temp within 8 degrees of your coolant temp.
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