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Making the 6.0 bullet proof!!!

I have a 05 6.0 EGR Delete and a.r.p. head studs getting installed as we speak.....the reason i am writing this is to get some ideas to help with other issues with the 6.0 one of them would be whats something good to do to help the injectors last longer!?!?!

Another question is a coolant filtration kit worth it?

All i want is some input and ideas to help maintian my 6.0 so i can avoid problems in the future thanks!
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Use ONLY Motorcraft (or Raycor) filters everywhere on your truck. No exceptions.
Run a good synthetic 5W40 oil.
Yes, a coolant filter is a MUST have.

READ this thread from start to finish:
Write Up: Bullet-Proofing the 6.0L PSD.
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Yea i have been running a good synthetic! i had 2 injectors go about 8 months ago and just wanna avoid that again

Im gana order up that coolant filtration kit this week!
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Also i know running the ford motorcraft fuel additive helps with the injectors to....
Would a bigger lift pump and a fuel regulator return help keep those injectors running longer and better????
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My understanding, and there are many here more knowledgeable than I!, is that it is usually low fuel pressure that kills injectors. I went with an airdog 2 and a ITP regulated return to avoid any problems with fuel pressure. The air dog takes the air out of the fuel to prevent any cavitation issues, filters better than the stock fuel filter and provides more reliable fuel pressure. The ITP regulated return gets rid of the dead head in the fuel rails. This was my thinking and hopeful solution. As I said, however there are more knowledgeable folks on here than I and I am fairly new to the 6.0. Good luck with whatever you decide to do. I thought.that I would rather spend more now and hopefully.save myself.from ruining injectors later.

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CAT ELC coolant
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Yep about the only thing you can do beyond what you have already done is to upgrade your fuel system. Keeping the proper fuel pressure can go a long way in helping with the survival of your injectors. I'm with the guy above about his setup. Now while I dont have an Airdog II yet, I do have the ITP RR kit and have to say that I like it. I have my fuel pressure set at 61psi at idle and it only drops to like 58psi at WOT on a stock pump. Nevertheless, I am still saving up for the Airdog II to get rid of the air in the fuel, which is really what you want to help your injectors live longer. Hope this helps.

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