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Old 01-23-2011, 06:42 PM
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I have never been into a 6.0 before but, i am tired of all the issues so I ordered Gauges, black onyx gaskets, studs, turbo rebuild kit, egr delete, swamps 58v hot ficm, coolant bypass, and an alliant injector for #8 (been fighting it for awhile). Installing all of this in next few weeks. Money is not an issue so what else should i fix while i am at it? It's going in an '03 excursion 6.0 Any of your experiences or pics would be very useful. Thanks in advance, Clayton

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Old 01-23-2011, 06:51 PM
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Forgot to mention the ex already has a 4" strait pipe, k&n, zoodad, and superchips #1805 (i know superchips suck but it was cheap and i was broke at the time, dam ex wife). Live in Wyoming so everything is a long drive so going for fuel economy, reliability, and wouldn't mind smoking a few chev's and dodges in the future.

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sounds like a good plan but i would spend the cash on an sct for reliability/power/mileage if i were you
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an sct with innovative tunes is in the plan for the future, I have been looking at them for awhile after reading what everone has said on here. Also, the head gaskets will be done with cab on. Should i replace the oil cooler as well? How about having the heads rebuilt? Thank you for replying

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Do the coolant flush before you do anything else. I wouldnt touch the headgaskets until they go. There are plenty of guys who are using tunes on stock headgaskets.

The primary cause of all the engine troubles in the 6.0 is the gold coolant clogging the oil cooler. Replace that, get you some sort of way to monitor or ect/eot and if they're within specs, call it a day and save your time/money.
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:14 PM
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i know i need the eot gauge too, your right. when i do the egr delete i was wanting to put in the elc coolant but have no idea where to get it. I was thinking of adding the eot and fuel pressure gauge over the mirror, i understand that eot and ect should not be more than 10 or 20 degrees apart? is it worth the money to buy more gauges? BE HONEST! Thanks guys for all your help I really do love this forum! All the info!
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i know i need the eot gauge too, your right. when i do the egr delete i was wanting to put in the elc coolant but have no idea where to get it. I was thinking of adding the eot and fuel pressure gauge over the mirror, i understand that eot and ect should not be more than 10 or 20 degrees apart? is it worth the money to buy more gauges? BE HONEST! Thanks guys for all your help I really do love this forum! All the info!
Yes you need the gauges. I prefer the Edge Insight because it gives you everything the computer monitors in one package. The EOT/ECT delta is 15*. You can get ELC coolant all over the place. Any shop that works on big diesels or over the road trucks should have it or know where to get it.

Yes if you do all that change the oil cooler too. In fact, if money is not an issue scrap the oem oil cooler and get the BPD air to oil external cooler and be done with it. It is the best solution on the market.
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Call the big diesel shops for the coolant. There is a ton of them everywhere.

If you have the cash then I would replace the oil cooler. If you have more cash then the BPD oil cooler is a design you'll never have to worry about again.

I personally would cut your losses on what gauges you already have and get the insight. I had the triple gauge pod on my 03 and on the 05 I wanted something cleaner. I got the insight and in that one little screen I can watch up to 8 parameters. There is no fuel pressure monitor as of now but from what I understand they're working on one.
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if money is not an issue then do the studs they give you the warm and fuzzy feeling. Switch coolant as mentioned and just rebuild the oil cooler for safe measure and add the coolant filter. Everything you mentioned would be good to invest in.
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:06 PM
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The reason I went with the gauges is this is going in my wifes excursion. She wanted the gauges.
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